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Prospera and Westminster Savings Foundation Contribute Over $700,000 in 2020

Prospera Credit Union and the Westminster Savings Foundation invested in communities across Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Okanagan regions in 2020.

Surrey, BC. – Prospera Credit Union and the Westminster Savings Foundation invested over $700,000 to improve the wellbeing of local communities and create opportunities for families facing financial barriers throughout the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Okanagan regions in 2020. These sponsorships supported numerous organizations including Junior Achievement BC, Kelowna United Football Club, United Way, Easter Seals BC and the Chilliwack Hospice Society.

With a focus on educational programs, health care and families facing financial barriers, Prospera strives to make these communities a healthier and more inclusive place to live. “The programs funded through the foundation support families in need across all of the communities we serve. We are very passionate about supporting the important arts and active living programs as well as programs focused on supporting those most vulnerable in our communities”, says Maury Kask, President of the Westminster Savings Foundation.

This year, the Westminster Savings Foundation distributed more than $330,000 in grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Three major grants were provided to KidSport BC, Arts Umbrella, and Special Olympics BC, each of which received $75,000 to support their arts and active living programs and activities during the pandemic.

“What I like about Special Olympics is that I am always making new friends, improving my athletic skills, keeping fit, and staying healthy. But most of all, I feel like I belong. Special Olympics has allowed me to show people my abilities, not my disabilities” - Jonathan Lawson, athlete

Prospera is proud of all our partners who adjusted their programs and resources to continue offering value for our local communities throughout the pandemic.

About Prospera Credit Union

Built on over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera Credit Union is a community based, purpose-driven organization that offers a full range of financial products and services. Prospera is British Columbia’s third-largest credit union, with $9 billion in assets and 120,000 members. With 27 branches, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver, through the Fraser Valley, and to the Okanagan. Improving community resilience through targeted and meaningful investments is a key part of Prospera’s vision. To learn more about Prospera Credit Union, visit prospera.ca.

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