For 80 years and counting, North Coast Credit Union has built a legacy of putting members first, and extends that commitment to the greater community. That's why we are proud to be a part of Operation Warm, providing warm coats to local children in need. These coats provide much-needed warmth for a Washington winter and because every child in a classroom gets a new coat, all the kids benefit from boosted self-confidence, peer acceptance, improved school attendance and overall wellness.
North Coast's roots go back to the Bellingham Fire House in 1939, when cash loans were made out of just one drawer and the transaction just might be interrupted by a fire bell! It's fitting that we now partner with our firefighters to raise funds for Operation Warm. We are inspired to support Operation Warm because we’ve learned from our community partners that when a child does better in school they are more likely to have a successful life. We’ve learned from Operation Warm that a new warm coat, given to all students in a classroom, has an incredibly positive impact on students performance.
Last year our generous members raised enough money to purchase new coats for local children in THREE classrooms! With your help, we can accomplish this again.
Here's how you can get involved:
You can always support our annual Operation Warm Fundraiser with a donation. We gratefully accept donations at all neighborhood branch locations and North Coast matches donations so that every $20 donated is equal to one new coat! You can also donate online at www.operationwarm.com. To make sure your gift is used locally, indicate Local 106 on your donation.
If you have kids or grandkids, you can participate in our "Learn to Save, Learn to Give" Report Card Rewards program. When a child brings in their report card, we put $5 into their Savings Account. We match that $5 with a $5 donation to Operation Warm. Kids are proud to know they are helping keep other kids stay warm also love the “I helped Keep Kids Warm” sticker. Report Card Rewards are a great way to get kids involved in helping others!
As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, North Coast Credit Union honors our history while continuing to looking forward. Thank you for helping us give the gift of physical warmth and a brighter future to children in our community.
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