Community Involvement

                                                                       

PrimeSource is committed to our membership as well as our community.
During the year we give donations to various Inland Northwest charities, 
such as the El Katif Shrine, Union Gospel Mission, Special Olympics 
and many others. Watch for fundraising events throughout the year.

 

Spokane Guilds' School Foundation - Serving Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Spokane Guilds' School Foundation believes in the worth of every individual and their right to a meaningful life. Their purpose is to nurture the full potential of families and their children, from birth to age three, with disabilities. Their goals are accomplished through a personalized, comprehensive program of assessment, therapy, education, and support. The Guilds' School Annual Penny Drive is a popular event that dynamically supports the Foundation.

The Bambino Buddy-Ball Division was established to give players ages 5 - 20 who are either physically and/or mentally challenged a chance to play baseball. Through the assistance of a special buddy, they are able to enjoy the same thrills of batting, hitting and throwing just like the other kids. The Bambino Buddy-Ball Division opens a whole new world to challenged kids, not only do they experience the thrill of participating, they also get to experience team participation and kinship as an important step along the road to success and happiness.

 
Wishing Star Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3 and 21, living in Eastern and Central Washington and Idaho. A child does not need to be terminal to qualify for a wish. Besides making the wish experience one of the most memorable times in a child's life, Wishing Star believes that "once a wish family, always a wish family" and continues to support families who care for medically fragile children.

Kiwanis International
The Kiwanis motto is "serving the children of the world." For local clubs it means serving the children in our own communities. Kiwanis sponsors about 7,000 youth service clubs with nearly 320,000 youth members. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. In addition, Kiwanis works in coordination with UNICEF on global projects to help kids in need worldwide.

Special Olympics Washington
PrimeSource is proud to support the Special Olympic of Washington, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation, Special Olympics formed to improve the lives of the intellectually disabled.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane 
PrimeSource donations help support the local Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane which provides temporary lodging, comfort and support for families of children accessing medical services, and supports related efforts to improve children's health.The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974. Since then, Ronald McDonald Houses have been established in 300 communities around the world.
Hospice Care of Spokane
Hospice care is a holistic approach to end-of-life care, addressing the medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of the terminally ill person and their loved ones. Hospice of Spokane was among the first hospices in the country and has served the Greater Spokane area since 1977.

The Spokane Women's and Children's Free Restaurant
The Spokane Women's and Children's Free Restaurant is a vital safely net that fills nutritional gaps for women and children while fostering dignity and respect, both within the restaurant and the community. Programs are in place which provide week night meals and meals for over the weekend. The Nutrition to Go Program was created to provide healthy food to working and student single parent families, and to families experiencing crisis or trauma.

Union Gospel Mission 
PrimeSource Credit Union is proud to support the Union Gospel Mission, giving hope, help and assistance to men, women and children in the Spokane community. The Union Gospel Mission has grown to include three shelters, two thrift stores, an automotive department and a children’s camp ministry.

Komen Eastern Washington
PrimeSource has joined the fight against breast cancer! Komen Eastern Washington (an affiliate organization of Susan G. Koman for the Cure) plays a vital role in fighting breast cancer in our community. Donations help to provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment programs for medically underserved women, in addition to breast cancer research and educational programs worldwide.

El Katif Shrine
El Katif Shrine is part of Shriners International and supports the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children. Dedicated to improving the lives of children, Shriners sponsor events that raise funds to provide pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Our contribution to the El Katif Shrine helps to support this great cause for children in our community.  

Credit Unions for Kids
PrimeSource Credit Union is a proud participant in the Credit Unions for Kids Network. Since 1996, the Credit Unions for Kids nationwide program has generated more than $70 million for children’s hospitals. Throughout the year, you can join us and Credit Unions for Kids across the nation in raising funds for kids in need at our local Children's Miracle Network hospitals.100% of the funds raised will help the kids in our community.

Children's Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network is extremely proud to help children in ten local hospitals and programs -- the most in the nation! Together, these hospitals and programs provide state-of-the-art care for all children. The funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals are used to ensure the existence of specialized care and are used to purchase life-saving equipment, provide charity care and fund outreach programs. 100% of the funds raised locally stay right here in the Inland Northwest to benefit children suffering from all afflictions, regardless of their family's race, religion, background or ability to pay for services.Children's Miracle Network is a division of Inland Northwest Health Services and benefits pediatric services and programs throughout the region.

2nd Harvest Inland Northwest
Second Harvest, founded in 1971, leads a network of 275 neighborhood food banks and meal centers throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Second Harvest provides 1.5 million pounds of donated food each month to help feed hungry people. Every $1.00 donation means 4 meals for hungry people.

Salvation Army School Supply Drive
PrimeSource, our members, and other local partners help the Salvation Army to collect backpacks and school supplies for kids who attend school in our copmmunity. The school supply drive is a wonderful effort that gives kids the tools they need at school.

Walk for Diabetes
PrimeSource Credit Union is proud to participate in this fundraising effort to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. The Walk to Cure Diabetes is an international effort that raises millions of dollars at more than 200 sites in the United States and dozens more in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For over 45 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 

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