In the Community
COVID-19 forced us to think creatively about how to support our communities during a pandemic. Our staff was eager to help and reached out with ideas, suggestions and we were able to encourage safe commitment to our community in the following ways:
#Meals4TheLou Soccer video challenge
MLS4THELOU partnered with our friends at the St. Louis Area Foodbank to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have access to nutritious food. Because of the economic impact of Covid-19, more people than ever are turning to food banks to feed their families. We had 35 members of our staff participate in the making of our contribution below.
If you choose to participate, film a video of you kicking a soccer ball out of frame to your left (right on the screen) and post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #Meals4TheLou and #MLSunites. We look forward to seeing your videos!
We Donated 19 during COVID-19
Throughout the month of May West Community employees were invited to volunteer by donating 19 items to one of our charitable partners; APA, Saint Louis Food Bank, or the Fort Zumwalt, Francis Howell, Hazelwood, and Kirkwood School Districts.
We Thanked our fellow Essential Workers
Our frontline staff let essential workers everywhere know, #WeSeeYou!
As a thank you for their dedication we wanted to help feed healthcare workers and support our local restaurants. For every essential worker tagged in the comments, or share of our Facebook post, you helped us donate $1,000 to St Charles All Together(STAT) and St. Louis Meals for Meds and spread the word about the amazing things they are doing in our communities.
STAT pulled together 4,500 meals from 45 different local St. Charles county restaurants in only THREE WEEKS to feed our healthcare workers at SSM St Joseph in St Charles & Lake St Louis, BJC St Peters, Progress West Hospital, and Mercy Troy.
- Federal Reserve of STL's Econ Lowdown Online Learning
- For the keeping teens engaged we shared Biz Kids
- Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis, Inc.
The employees of West Community Credit Union raise money for local charities and credit union advocacy by donating $1 to wear jeans on Fridays. Since the launch in 2016, credit union employees raised nearly $15,000 in donations with our Denim for Dollars program!
The latest recipient of our DFD donation was $1,000 to the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition's "Foster Hope Day" Fundraiser.
About the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition strives to create permanency in foster children’s lives by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the metropolitan St. Louis region. They work to ensure that our community's most vulnerable members, have an opportunity for a healthy, successful life by providing safe, nurturing homes, and a support system for foster and adoptive families as they fulfill the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the children in their care.
West Community Credit Union is also proud to support the following organizations and schools:
- St. Louis Food Bank
- Junior Achievement
- Children's Miracle Network
- The Sparrow's Nest
- Animal Protection Association of Missouri
- H. E. R. O. E. S. Care
- Brain Injury Association of Missouri
- Brentwood School District
- Kirkwood School District
- Hazelwood School District
- Francis Howell School District
- Fort Zumwalt School District
- Wentzville School District
- O'Fallon Community Firefighters Outreach
- Project backpack
- Prosperity Connection
- St. Mary Magdalen School
- Brentwood Century Foundation
- Achievements Unlimited
- Annie's Hope
- Memory Care Home Solutions
- National CU Foundation
- Crisis Nursery
- Connected Learning
- Maplewood/Richmond Heights School District
- HCUCF (Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation)
- Brentwood Optimist
- Care to Learn
- Community Builders Network of STL
- Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
- Meals for Meds - STL
- The Women's Safe House
- The O'Fallon Partnership
If your organization is interested in a partnership or donation contact us.