Spokane’s Northeast Youth Center planted garden with volunteers from Numerica
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA (June 3, 2022) — Spokane’s Northeast Youth Center preschool planted a garden this week with help from volunteers at Numerica Credit Union. The garden allows kids to get their hands dirty planting seeds, pulling weeds, and setting up cages for plants to grow — then watching over the fruits, vegetables, and flowers as they grow.
“This is an interactive activity for the kids, it also teaches them responsibility,” said Shelia Geraghty, Northeast Youth Center executive director. “We’re so grateful for the donation from Numerica and that their team was here to help us bring the garden to life.”
This project is funded through Numerica’s Employee Choice Grant donation of more than $6,000.
“It’s been fun interacting with kids and teaching them how stuff grows,” said Jon Maroni, Numerica Credit Union community development and impact relationship manager. “Getting our hands dirty and giving back to the community, that’s what we’re all about at Numerica.”
NEYC offers hundreds of at-risk youth a safe place to learn, play and build life skills.
About Numerica Credit Union
Headquartered in Spokane Valley, Numerica serves the financial needs of more than 170,000 members. It invests earnings toward enhancing lives, fulfilling dreams and building communities in Eastern Washington, Central Washington and North Idaho. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in the state of Washington or North Idaho. Federally insured by NCUA, Numerica is an Equal Housing Opportunity lender.