One of our core values is to give back—socially and economically—to the communities we serve.
Giving Back to the Community
Where We Focus Our Efforts
At Unitus, we are passionate about giving back to our local communities in which we operate. With locations across Oregon and in SW Washington, we are proud to actively engaged in all our branch communities through fundraising, volunteering, and partnerships with local non-profits. We focus our efforts towards working with organizations that positively shape financial education and health and human services. Our commitment to community exemplifies one of the principles that credit unions were founded upon — People Helping People.
Some of the organizations we partner with include:
Unitus is proud to take part in one of Portland’s most beloved traditions as the presenting sponsor of the Rose Festival Court. One of the unique opportunities associated with our sponsorship is a mentor program where we pair strong business women in the Portland area with each Princess. See the Rose Festival Court, mentors, and program history
Dream Come True Program
Unitus and Oregon State teamed up to create the “Dream Come True” Program to fulfill one child’s dream who is currently or in the past battled an unfortunate time of illness for every home Beaver football game during the season. This program helps provide a lasting experience to children and their families who are experiencing or have experienced an unfortunate time of illness. Learn more about this program and how you can nominate a child!
Making a Difference
Throughout the year Unitus employees collectively volunteer over 1,300 hours each year participating in various community events that enrich the lives of others, including: building homes, mentoring at risk youth, making meals for shelters, and assisting at holiday toy drives.
“We expect financial institutions to care about people with money, but Unitus really cares about everyone in the community. SnowCap is thankful that Unitus is a community building credit union, making things better for all of us.”
SnowCap Community Charities
“Helping Hands has been able to provide joy to hundreds of children and their parents because of the generosity, kindness and willingness to serve others exhibited by the employees of Unitus. Thank you, Unitus!”
Helping Hands Resources
“Share is indebted to community partners like Unitus, whose support provides Share with the necessary resources to serve the hungry and homeless of our community.”
Jessica Lightheart Share
“We love working with all of our partners at Unitus, and are honored that they have joined us in the belief that all children, regardless of their families’ economic situation, deserve the supplies needed to succeed in school.”
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