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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...
333 employees on Do Some Good
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507 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 6N9
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Social Services

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Community and Economic Development

Organizations our employees volunteer with
Our average annual contributions

$698K

Dollars Donated

5K

Hours Logged by Employees

$103K

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
Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops
Helen's Acres Community Farm
Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
CANSave Enactus Okanagan College
Enactus Okanagan College
Mission Thrift Store Kelowna
What people are saying about us
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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!

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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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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!

Stories of our community involvement
We are so very thankful to all local champions at numerous Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Kelowna branches.

By fundraising together they helped lift the spirits of many children & families who rely on the YMCA in good times and bad.

This generosity from Valley First will give the community opportunities to thrive again!
Help support the community from the comfort of your living room! United Way Southern Interior BC celebrates their 70th Anniversary with their Stay at Home Gala this Thursday, November 19th. Get your ticket today and you could be the lucky winner taking home the $1000 Invest Your Way door prize from Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union . https://trellis.org/locallove70
Today is World Kindness Day!

First West Foundation and all regions across First West Credit Union, Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union , Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union , Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union will be sporting their Choose Kindness tees. The purchase of these tees benefits the Langley School District Foundation and its Food for Thought program. Beginning this past June, the LSDF has been providing 650 Langley families with a $50 gift card each week to increase their food security. Help our community by purchasing your t-shirt today https://www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com...

Today and every day, let's choose kindness--wave to your neighbour, send someone you love a card, call a friend. Gestures, big or small, can make a meaningful impact on you and those around you!
Do Some Good is so proud to celebrate International Credit Union Week 2020 alongside the amazing Credit Unions we work with!

We're inspired by how deeply rooted community giving is in Credit Union DNA. To celebrate this week and International Credit Union Day, we're excited to welcome SASCU to the Do Some Good family!

“[Credit Union Day] is a day where we recognize the impact Credit Unions have in our community," said Barry Delaney, CEO, SASCU Financial Group. "This year, we are joining Do Some Good to highlight our role as a credit union in strengthening our communities. Our participation in Do Some Good also allows non-profits in our area to join the platform for free!”

If you're a Credit Union, learn how Do Some Good can help you! https://lnkd.in/gzCEf5W.

Thank you to our Credit Union Community Partners!
Prospera Credit Union, Interior Savings, First West Foundation, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Enderby & District Financial, a division of First West CU, Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union

And more Credit Unions we're proud to support!
SASCU, Fusion Credit Union, FirstOntario Credit Union, Aldergrove Credit Union, Sunrise Credit Union, Tandia Financial Credit Union, Coastal Community Credit Union, G&F Financial Group, Central 1

#CUDifference #ICUDay #creditunion #community
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, is proud to support Mamas for Mamas Sustainable Nourishment Program with a SimpleGenerosity $500 grant. We are thrilled to help Mamas for Mamas expand and sustain their farm operations to meet the high demand of fresh food hampers for local families.

Have an idea for a community initiative, program or event? Apply on Do Some Good today for a grant of up to $500.
The Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union team spent a sunny morning this week Making a Difference supporting our friends at Okanagan Fruit Tree Project Society. We harvested 1500 lbs of yummy apples, boxed them up and delivered them to local schools for their hot lunch and breakfast programs. Thank you Okanagan Fruit Tree Project Society for contributing to the well-being of students in our community.
Knitting needles were clacking in the early days of #COVID19 as teams across the region and with our partners, Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and Island Savings a division of First West Credit Union came together to support young parents at @ymcaokanagan. 18 littles received a handmade blanket. Read more about how we make meaningful impact in our community! https://bit.ly/3jnv9uj

Supporting our community


Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation are pleased to send a $500 donation to Desert Valley Hospice Society to kickstart their fundraising activities. Join us and donate today!

Name of Charity


Desert Valley Hospice Society

Tell us about your charity and how the community can help your organization


Desert Valley Hospice Society is committed to supporting excellence in the delivery of hospice palliative care and end-of-life services for residents of the communities of Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls. The goal of end of life care is the same regardless of setting: to ensure the best possible quality of life for clients and their families. ​Supporting people so that they can have a 'good finish' is our key priority. Desert Valley Hospice Society’s mission is to make the journey a little easier for anyone with a life-limiting illness. Our programs and services are not simply intended for those very near death; anyone with any life-limiting condition, as well as the individual’s family is welcome to access our support services. These services include grief and bereavement support, palliative massage, companionship, grief support and the weekly Supportive Care Day Program. Our various events supported by the generous donations from our communities are used to help further our programming and mission.

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https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/desert...
An outstanding volunteer with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society since 2006, Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union is proud to recognize Alex Carr with a $1,000 SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Award!

A retired math and physics educator, Alex generously contributes hundreds of hours, teaching learners English, math and physics; his expertise and passion for education is invaluable to our organisation. In addition to his time spent as a volunteer tutor (5 days a week), Alex is a past board member and board president of Project Literacy.

Alex is certainly a volunteer that spreads Simple Generosity throughout our community every day of the week!

Congratulations Alex and thank you for leading in our community!
Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union is sending high 5’s and kudos to SimpleGenerosity Volunteer Award recipient Bryon Johnstad!

Byron has been volunteering as an English tutor with Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society for more than five years. He has helped many new comers to Kelowna improve their literacy skills so they have a better opportunity for a successful life in Canada.

Byron is an exceptional person--kind and caring and always doing something extra for his Learners. Byron also volunteers at many Project Literacy fundraising events and he often donates holiday decor to the Learning Centre, which he makes himself; drawing on his Masters in Fine Arts degree!

Thank you Byron for being an outstanding person and volunteer!
We're committed to giving back to the community!
View the Pledge
507 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 6N9
Causes we care about

Top company causes

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Social Services

  • Financial Literacy

Top employee causes

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Animal Welfare

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Health & Well-being

  • Environment

  • Community and Economic Development

Organizations our employees volunteer with
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