Coast Capital Savings empowers its employees this Giving Tuesday

(Surrey, BC) – Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s largest credit union by membership, is empowering its employees to give back to community organizations they care about this Giving Tuesday (November 27). Dedicated to giving back, Giving Tuesday follows on the heels of consumer-focused Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

To mark the day and celebrate the great work that Coast Capital employees do in their communities, the B.C.-based credit union is empowering employees to donate $46,500 to non-profit organizations. In a unique initiative, each of Coast Capital’s 1,864 employees will receive $25 dollars to donate to a Canadian charitable organization of their choice.

“Coast Capital Savings and our employees are passionate about the communities where we live and work,” explains Maureen Young, Coast Capital’s Director, Community Leadership. “There is no better day to celebrate this passion than on Giving Tuesday. Through our robust employee volunteer program, Help Heroes, we are asking our employees to celebrate with us and donate to an organization that means something to them.” 

The Help Heroes employee volunteer program, which launched earlier this year, not only empowers employees to annually volunteer during working hours for up to 7.5 paid hours with an organization(s) of their choice, but also rewards participants with $10 per hour of volunteer time (up to $1,000 annually) to allocate to a charity of their choice. 

Coast Capital Savings is one of Canada’s most significant corporate community investors with 7 percent of its budgeted pre-tax profits invested into its communities annually. This year alone, that totals almost $6 million and more than $71 million since 2000.

About Coast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings is Canada’s largest credit union by membership. An Imagine Canada Caring Company and a certified B Corporation in recognition of its social performance, the credit union invested $5.6 million into local communities in 2017, focusing on empowering and engaging youth. Coast Capital is one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, and is a winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation. In 2018, Coast Capital was awarded the Corporate Responsibility Award at National Philanthropy Day by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Vancouver Island Chapter. It has 52 branches serving its 555,000 members in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution. To learn more, visit coastcapitalsavings.com.

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