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Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, offers British Columbians throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys innovative products, an extensive branch...
308 employees on Do Some Good
We're committed to giving back to the community!
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184 Main Street
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 8G7
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Social Services

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Financial Literacy

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Financial Literacy

Organizations our employees volunteer with
Our average annual contributions

$1M

Dollars Donated

835

Hours Logged by Employees

$16K

Monetary Equivalent of Hours

Social Mission
Our social, environmental and people practices are integral to strengthening our communities and ensuring that in years to come, our credit union, our members and employees, live, work and play in a healthy and sustainable community.
Some of the organizations we support
Kamloops Food Bank
British Columbia Hockey League
First West Foundation
PacificSport Okanagan
Enactus Okanagan College
Central Okanagan Hospice Association
What people are saying about us
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Jason RanchouxJA British Columbia

A number of Valley First staff have supported us this Fall with our Financial Literacy programs. All the volunteers from Valley First are awesome! Smart, committed, and well-prepared to make a difference in our local community for Okanagan-area teens. JABC is proud to have such a great support from Valley First employees, we always look forward to seeing them in the classroom!

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Campaign ManagerCanada150

It is great to see a Good Company, such as Valley First, giving back to their local community. Local acts of kindness, volunteerism and donations help to make our country the amazing place that it is today. A big thanks to Valley First for their contributions to building a stronger and more connected community.

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Casey HamiltonOkanagan Fruit Tree Project Society

Valley First is a wonderful community-minded organization with wonderful staff. We have had the pleasure of receiving their support to achieve our mission of cultivating community through local food. Their support has helped us continue to ensure that more people in the Okanagan access healthy fruits and vegetables, that less food is wasted, and that more people are connected to their local food system. Thanks to them, we were able to provide more opportunities for a meaningful and inclusive volunteer experience. How wonderful to be able to mobilize some of the most vulnerable people in our community to take part in a healthy community activity! Thank you so much for all that you do Valley First!

Stories of our community involvement
We have the best volunteers at Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union , Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union and Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union .

80 Champions of our signature cause programs, Feed the Valley and The Full Cupboard received a special treat last week. Across BC, these great team members raise food, funds and awareness for their local food bank. Since 2010, over $4 million has been raised!

Thanks Champions--your commitment to increasing food security for families across your region is very much appreciated!
My family and I give back to our community by baking and serving muffins for the Armstrong Elementary Breakfast club. Each week we prepare and wrap six dozen muffins. This is my third year being a part of the club and although things look a bit different this year, I am still grateful to be able to help in knowing the children in my community won't go to school hungry. The small amount of my time can make the difference in a child's education. Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union
Another week, another wave of First West Foundation Community Response funding is hitting the streets in the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union regions of First West Credit Union.
Join us as we celebrate an additional $92,500 set to arrive in communities across British Columbia with six more grants going out to organizations making a meaningful impact during COVID-19.
Looking for more details on this fifth wave of grantees and the previous ones as well? We've got you covered! Check out the link below for all of the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union , Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipients in 2021: https://bit.ly/3xA7u1S
We stand on our tiptoes with thanks for the over 13 million volunteers across Canada from coast to coast to coast as we celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021!
And we take a moment to celebrate our Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union and Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union colleagues who lead well and give back to their communities with so much love.
The credit union ethos is all about community and we celebrate the staff volunteers of First West Credit Union, the divisions and the charitable arm, First West Foundation. We are tremendously proud of the incredible work you do and the creative ways you have found to give back over this past year. It's all been about the pivot! You've made soup, delivered food, bought groceries for your neighbour who can't get out, handmade baby blankets for at-risk families, donated extra funds, walked to raise funds for charity, written cards and notes to seniors in care; to name just a very few.
Happy National Volunteer Week and thank you for sending so much love out into your community.
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union had several Lexmark printers available for donation due to a regional office renovation. And while many printers have already found their way to charities across the Okanagan, today we are so pleased to report our final four printers have found new homes in local firehalls in Kaleden, Keremeos, Naramata and OK Falls.
The fourth wave of First West Foundation 2021 Community Response Fund funding is about to drop. Join us as we celebrate an additional $110,800 set to arrive in communities across British Columbia with a dozen additional grants going out to organizations making such a meaningful impact during COVID-19.
Looking for more details on this wave of grantees and the previous ones as well? Look no further! Be sure to check out the link below for all of the Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment and Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipients so far in 2021: https://bit.ly/3a5Io0E
Volunteering her time as baby hugger for Beyond the Blues Postpartum Support group at The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society is just one-way April Martin gives her time to help families in need. “Without April's support we would not be able to offer childminding services for our moms experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety,” says Kelly Paley, Director of Fund Development at The Bridge Youth & Family Services.
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union is delighted to announce April as the 3rd recipient of the 2021 SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Award for her exceptional volunteerism. She’s known as a passionate philanthropist who does so much good for the children and families in her community through her work with PurKids Foundation, Mamas for Mamas and The Bridge Youth & Family Services. Congratulations on your award!
The third wave of First West Foundation 2021 Community Response Fund funding has hit the streets. We celebrate an additional $81K landing in communities across British Columbia with 10 more grants sent out to organizations making such a meaningful impact during COVID-19.
Curious about this wave of grantees and the previous ones? Be sure to check out the link for all of the Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment recipient details: https://bit.ly/3uhhACl
Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union & Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU region friends, funding is still available, please visit https://bit.ly/3c5BjgA to apply.
What is up with all this fabric? My sewing machine has been humming the past few weeks with two special volunteer projects. At Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union we're passionate about volunteering and we're finding new ways to support our community.

I started sewing years ago with my mom--we would spend hours in the fabric store, searching for the perfect match for our project. These fabrics will find a new life and purpose when they are transformed, donated and gifted to some outstanding volunteers! Stay tuned for the finished treat! #leadwell
Volunteering may look different for many but here at Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union we’re hopping along to share some Easter cheer! Over 150 cards have been created for our local senior’s residence. Seniors in assisted living will each receive a handmade card with a little treat, and our friends in extended care will receive one of the special tent cards on their dinner tray.

Join us and celebrate kindness all year long--adopt a local charity in your community! #SimpleGenerosity
We're committed to giving back to the community!
View the Pledge
184 Main Street
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 8G7
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Social Services

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Financial Literacy

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Financial Literacy

Organizations our employees volunteer with
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