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Solarity Credit Union gives $124,700 in donations and sponsorships in 2022

YAKIMA, Wash. (February 7, 2023) – As a proud financial institution in the Yakima Valley, committed to making the 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 

 Mina Worthington, Solarity’s president and CEO, says, “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. 

Solarity proudly sponsors many community events throughout the year, including the YWCA Annual Leadership Luncheon, Downtown Yakima Mile, Fresh Hop Ale Festival, Central Washington Fair, the Holiday Light Fest and more. 

Beyond sponsorships, volunteers 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. You can view Solarity’s full 2022 contributions in our inaugural Community Impact Report.