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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...
342 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

$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
Enactus Okanagan College
Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops
British Columbia Hockey League
PacificSport Okanagan
Canadian Mental Health Association - SOS
Central Okanagan Hospice Association
What people are saying about us
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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!

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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
First West Foundation and the Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment are here to support you and our communities. If your charitable organization has been impacted by COVID-19, we have an additional $500,000 to support local charities through the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic. Grants will fund community initiatives promoting resiliency, addressing food security and hunger-related programming.
The first wave of grants will be selected and sent out shortly but funding is still available. To find out more about this year’s Community Response Fund or to apply today visit: http://bit.ly/3rknSiZ
Our friends at Soupateria Kitchen have been feeding our local community daily by providing healthy meals to Penticton’s most vulnerable community members. In 2020, Soupateria received a $3,900 grant from the Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Community Endowment, housed with the First West Foundation. The funding was used to purchase a stacking washer and dryer as well as a hot and cold hand-washing station for their 125 volunteers.

Thank you Soupateria for your steadfast support of our Penticton community. And thank you @Gwen Rikkinen for snapping a photo for us during your visit.
We’re celebrating our team member Sara for her outstanding volunteerism with a $500 Lead Well Award presented to the Canadian Mental Health Association - SOS!

One of many important programs run by CMHA, is its meal program which provides low-cost nutritious meals to clients seven days per week. Prepared in an outfitted commercial kitchen, dozens of clients gain valuable culinary skills while they help make delicious meals for their community. This training builds personal skills, employment opportunities and creates a sense of purpose and belonging. Good nutrition is scientifically linked to improvement in overall mental health. In 2020, more than 12,000 low-cost meals were delivered to clients with a mental illness.

Learn more about the programs and services offered at CMHA online at https://sos.cmha.bc.ca/
We’re proud to recognize the community leadership of our team member, Meg, recipient of a Lead Well Award. Meg granted the $500 award to HOPE Okanagan. HOPE provides nightly outreach to vulnerable women in our community, sharing resources and building relationships. Every night, two volunteers hit the streets, suppling essential items such as food, water, feminine products, make up, shampoo, wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste and harm reduction items.

Sending thanks to all volunteers at HOPE who help those in need. Learn more about HOPE and their work by visiting them online https://bit.ly/2KuOoWA
These sweet holiday cards and handmade book marks are making their way to our friends at Kelowna Meals on Wheels. A small act of kindness to brighten the day of a senior--at least that's what I hope for! It's all part of our Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union Kindness Project. Join me this season and share your smile or a kind note with someone in your community! #Local Good
The elves at @YMCAofOkanagan have been busy delivering kindness notes to brighten the lives of isolated seniors this holiday season.
Each card features art created by the YMCA childcare program, with words of kindness shared by the YMCA’s Fitness staff. These notes will be delivered to seniors in YMCA programs along with 150 cards bringing smiles to seniors at the Missionwood Retirement Resort.
Thank you YMCA for helping us share @SimpleGenerosity in our community!
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
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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