Local Credit Union Raises $55,000 for Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital
By Melody Pierce -
Wednesday Jan 13, 2021
TruWest Credit Union, donated $55,000 to Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, through a fundraising 50/50 raffle and â€œCasual for a Causeâ€ staff donation initiatives.
â€œWe are honored to be able to demonstrate the credit union philosophy of â€˜people helping people,â€™â€ said President and CEO of TruWest Credit Union, Alan Althouse. â€œThis year has been challenging for all of us, but itâ€™s how we come together and support each other that truly matters.â€
â€œWe are deeply grateful to TruWest Credit Union for raising these critical funds during a difficult year,â€ said Tim Harrison, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Special Events at Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital. â€œTruWest has been a loyal partner for many years, demonstrating a deep commitment to our community and our children.â€
TruWest has been a contributor to Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network hospitals for almost 30 years. Traditionally, it involves a large, end-of-year, in-person holiday auction. Because of COVID restrictions, the credit union got creative with a new fundraising event that could be held virtually. Thus, was born the overwhelmingly successful 50/50 raffle, which included over 195 participants who made donations throughout the months of November and December.
TruWestâ€™s annual Casual for a Cause donation initiative provides an opportunity for TruWest employees to donate a small portion of each paycheck in exchange for being able to have casual â€œdress-downâ€ days throughout the year.