iQ Credit Union Announces Successful Inaugural iQ Cares Week

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Fundraising exceeded its goal, raising $12,000 serve the children of Southwest Washington and Oregon through the iQ for Kids Foundation

VANCOUVER, Wash., October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — iQ Credit Union (iQ), a modern member-owned financial institution based in the Pacific Northwest, today announced the success of its iQ Cares Week fundraiser, surpassing its goal of $10,000 raising $12,000 to support the association of the company, iQ Foundation for Children. The foundation will distribute the funds in the form of grants and donations to local organizations that serve children in the community.

Funds were raised during iQ Cares Week by iQ Credit Union staff, who contributed money from their paychecks to support the nonprofit, as well as donations from members made in branches and profits of iQ products.

“The success of exceeding our fundraising goal is attributed to the incredible support of our staff and their contributions as well as the donations of our dedicated members,” Danette LaChapelle, chief communications officer and senior vice president of marketing at iQ Credit Union, said. “The foundation plays an important role in our community as we strive to focus on improving the lives of children.”

Recently, the iQ for Kids awarded $13,500 over three years in multi-year grants at Rocksolid Teen Community Center, Support League of Southwest Washington and Clark County YWCA.

The foundation, which considers one-time grants on a quarterly basis, has also awarded more than $19,000 in one-time grants to local nonprofits this year, including Steps for Youth, Columbia River High School, TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, Battle Ground Kiwanis Club, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, The Family Room, Playworks Education Energized, Merry Heart Children’s Camp, Mpowered Living Ministries, FIRST Robotics Team 2471, Dialed Cycling and Triathlon Team, Friendly House and Soccer in the Park.

Since its inception, the iQ for Kids Foundation has raised over $3 million in donations to local charities that focus on improving the lives of children.

ABOUT iQ CREDIT UNION
iQ Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving the Pacific Northwest since 1940. With over 100,000 members in Washington and Oregon, the credit union is known for its deep commitment to financial education and community engagement – ​​and for its red and black buffalo plaid colors. iQ helps Wanderers and Explorers achieve their financial goals by offering honest and friendly advice at one of its 15 branches. More information is available at iQCU.com.

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