Unitus Community Credit Union Helps Local Charity Spread Holiday Cheer to Needy Families

Staff delivers food, clothing, toys to SnowCap Community Charities

Portland, Ore., December 20, 2012 – Unitus Community Credit Union today delivered donations collected during its annual holiday drive to SnowCap Community Charities, which provides thousands of needy Portland Metro residents with warm meals and gifts during the holiday season.

“We are so grateful for Unitus and our partnership to help make the holidays special for many local families,” said SnowCap Executive Director Judy Alley.  “The need is greater than ever this year.  Families continue to struggle but when they come through our doors, they know they’re not alone and that people care.”

SnowCap Community Charities is a local philanthropic organization that provides food, clothing, advocacy and other services to 8,000 low-income residents each month.  Since 2001, Unitus has partnered with SnowCap to serve those in need of basic necessities.  In addition to ongoing support throughout the year, Unitus encourages staff and members to donate hundreds of pounds of clothes, food and toys for SnowCap to distribute during the holidays.

“Our friends at SnowCap Community Charities do an outstanding job caring for our most vulnerable local residents year-round,” said VP of Planning and Business Development Laurie Kresl.  Kresl noted that Unitus carefully selects community partners based on mission, need and where it can make the biggest impact locally.  “We hope our partnership will inspire our members and others in the community to contribute to SnowCap and other worthy charities during the holidays and throughout the year.”

Between November 13 and December 14 of this year, Unitus also donated $5 to the charity for each new checking and savings account opened at its Mall 205 and downtown Plaza Branch locations.  Unitus staff presented  SnowCap with a check and donations today.

Visit to learn more about SnowCap Community Charities and opportunities to help those in need.

About Unitus Community Credit Union
Unitus Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution serving people living or working in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Benton, Columbia, Deschutes, Douglas, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Linn and Lane counties in Oregon and the state of Washington.  Additional information about Unitus is available at or by calling (800) 452-0900.

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