TruWest Credit Union donated $55,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, through a fundraising 50/50 raffle and “Casual for a Cause” staff donation initiatives.
“We are honored to be able to demonstrate the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” said President and CEO of TruWest Credit Union, Alan Althouse. “This year has been challenging for all of us, but it’s how we come together and support each other that truly matters.”
“We are deeply grateful to TruWest Credit Union for raising these critical funds during a difficult year,” said Tim Harrison, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Special Events at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “TruWest has been a loyal partner for many years, demonstrating a deep commitment to our community and our children.”
TruWest has been a contributor to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals for almost 30 years. Traditionally, it involves a large, end-of-year, in-person holiday auction. Because of COVID restrictions, the credit union got creative with a new fundraising event that could be held virtually. Thus, was born the overwhelmingly successful 50/50 raffle, which included over 195 participants who made donations throughout the months of November and December.
TruWest’s annual Casual for a Cause donation initiative provides an opportunity for TruWest employees to donate a small portion of each paycheck in exchange for being able to have casual “dress-down” days throughout the year.
For more information about TruWest Credit Union, visit truwest.org.
About TruWest Credit Union
TruWest Credit Union is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, and operates as a cooperative providing its members with a lifetime of quality financial services and a culture of caring for its members, employees and communities. TruWest is a strong and sound financial institution with more than 96,000 members and assets totaling more than $1.2 billion. TruWest® Credit Union has 13 branch locations – nine in metro Phoenix and four in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit truwest.org.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 35 years, Phoenix Children’s has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit phoenixchildrens.org.