We don't just talk about change; we make it happen
At Solarity, we believe in action, not just words. That's why we are proud to present our inaugural Community Impact Report – a testament to our unwavering commitment to the communities of Yakima and Kittitas Counties, as well as the surrounding areas we proudly serve.
From providing our members with keys to their forever homes to supporting critical causes through donations and sponsorships, our journey this past year was all about making a positive difference. But that's not all. Our incredible staff also dedicated their time and energy to volunteer initiatives that warmed hearts and brightened lives.
We look forward to sharing the remarkable stories and achievements that define Solarity's role as a force for good in our neighborhoods for many years to come.
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Solarity Credit Union gives $124,700 in donations and sponsorships in 2022
As a proud financial institution in the Yakima Valley, committed to making our community a better place to live and work, Solarity Credit Union donated $124,700 to community causes and events in 2022.
In addition, Solarity employees donated 476 volunteer hours to local, regional and national organizations along with money from their paychecks to their chosen community partner. As a result of those financial donations from employees, Solarity Credit Union leaders presented checks to key community partners in the past few weeks including:
- $5,510 to Yakima Humane Society
- $4,523 to Mercy Housing
- $3,677 to YWCA Yakima
- $3,166 to ShelterBox
- $3,000 to United Way of Central Washington
“So much of our community involvement is rooted in our core values of passion, impact and courage,” says Mina Worthington, Solarity’s president and CEO. “Our employees are steadfast in their commitment to our community. As an organization, we are committed to making the Yakima Valley a better place to live and work through our support of causes that have meaningful impact on people's lives.”
In September of 2022, Solarity was proudly named the Yakima Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Community Partner of the Year. The Golden Hammer Awards ceremony recognizes those who make it possible for Habitat to serve people in the Yakima Valley in need of safe and affordable housing. In March of 2022, more than a dozen Solarity employees donated 92 hours to help Yakima mother, Kristen Smith, build her future home for herself and her three, high-needs children. Because of the time needed to care for her children, Ms. Smith was struggling to donate the required hours to be eligible for the home.Beyond volunteer hours and donations, Solarity’s larger community impact included $232 million dollars in financing in 2022, helping people buy homes, cars, recreational vehicles and more.
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