Rising numbers of our neighbors are being squeezed into homeless shelters throughout the Central Coast, and while nonprofits are working hard to meet the need, they are finding it extremely difficult to secure permanent solutions for far too many.
Last year, Wayne grabbed certificates for both the people’s choice and hottest chili at CoastHills Credit Union’s inaugural employee chili challenge. But the overall prize still eluded him. This year, he regrouped, tweaked his recipe and came back to win it all.
In San Luis Obispo’s south county, the 5Cities Homeless Coalition has found there are more than 1,000 people living on the streets on a given night.
The agency says around 1,000 children in the Lucia Mar Unified School District are also considered homeless by the state, living doubled up or out of cars – couch surfing if not outright squatting in the Oceano Dunes.
It took a prison sentence and nearly a decade away from school for Daniel Cisneros to realize his father was right.
Getting an education is one of the most important opportunities in life.
Jeff Aldridge chose to support the Central Coast Rescue Mission with his $1,000 sponsorship. Find out more about the "I'm All In" program and how CoastHills Credit Union employees make a difference in our neighbors' lives.
Over the past two decades, Marla Hernandez has helped CoastHills award hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations. After the longest tenure in the committee’s history, Marla is stepping away so another credit union employee can enjoy the experience as much as she has.
Member Services Officer Karla Gonzalez was able to give her old grade school’s funding a boost. She recently presented Fairlawn Elementary with a $1,000 donation thanks to our new employee giving program.
On the third annual Day of Hope, volunteers from CoastHills Credit Union teamed to raise $2,759.51 in donations for Mission Hope Cancer Center by selling 1,000 special editions of the Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record.
Here's an eye-opening statistic: In San Luis Obispo County alone, 44,000 people wake up wondering where their next meal is coming from. Many times, these folks have to choose between paying a utility bill and going grocery shopping.
Nearly every CoastHills employee has pledged to pool monthly donations to support local nonprofits—and early numbers are looking great.
CoastHills Credit Union employees donated more than 220 presents in a company-wide holiday gift drive to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs in Oceano, Guadalupe, Santa Maria and Lompoc.
On the job, Santa Maria, Calif, investigator Lydia Magaleno sees the worst the world has to offer. With the help of organizations like the CoastHills Community Foundation, she is balancing the scales by supporting Angels Foster Care.
We happily delivered a donation of $1,325 to the San Luis Obispo County Firefighters Benevolent Association, which benefits families of firefighters and local fire victims following catastrophic events. The money was collected in a fundraiser to celebrate International Credit Union Day.
Over the summer, our employees brought the heat to our first-ever company chili cook-off. Spice racks were unleashed, recipes were shared, and taste buds were treated to a selection of spicy stews!
If your organization could use a helping hand, just fill out the simple online form on the CoastHills website. Requests are reviewed each month.
The foundation was honored for its donation to the Santa Barbara County Education Office Computer Connection program, which provides computers to students who can’t afford them. At the same meeting, CoastHills and its foundation were recognized by Allan Hancock College for raising $55,000 to support its Ag education program.