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Westerly Community CU Sponsors Ocean Community YMCA School's Out Program

Westerly, RI – September 11, 2020: The Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce that they will be the sole sponsor of the Ocean Community YMCA’s School’s Out program. The sponsorship of $10,000 will help the Ocean Community YMCA continue to offer before and after school enrichment and childcare for families of elementary school children in the Chariho District: Charlestown, Hope Valley, Richmond schools. It will also now allow them to add the Westerly District: Dunn's Corners, Springbrook, and State Street schools.

These funds will help offset the initial start-up costs that the Y will incur to be able to bring the program to Westerly Public Schools sites. These expenses include staff training, file cabinets, cell phones for all three sites, materials for the program, and supplies related to COVID-19 such as PPE, thermometers, and sneeze guards for certain areas.

“Having before and after school enrichment will help many families during COVID-19,” stated Stephen White, President & CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union. “Childcare for working families is crucial and we are happy to help an organization that shares our goal to strengthen and support our local community.”

“The Ocean Community YMCA is grateful for the generous support the Westerly Community Credit Union is providing for our School’s Out Program,” said Maureen Fitzgerald, President & CEO of Ocean Community YMCA. “This support will enhance our School’s Out program, the children involved will benefit from this wonderful support. The Westerly Community Credit Union continues to support local non-profits, and strengthen our community.”

If you would like to support the Ocean Community YMCA through a personal or corporate donation, call (401) 596.2894 or donate online at http://oceancommunityymca.org/support-the-y/

About Westerly Community Credit Union: The WCCU mantra, #WCCUCares, emphasizes their focus on caring about their members, their members’ financial success, and their community. Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution that currently serves over 19,800 members with lending and deposit products through convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, and online at www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020); Southern RI Chamber Choice- Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019-20) community service awards; as well as PBN Best Places to Work (2018-19).

About Ocean Community YMCA: At the Y, strengthening community is their cause. The Y believes that social change happens when people come together and invest in our children, health and neighbors. To achieve this vision, the Y has three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Ocean Community YMCA is recognized as one of the leading community organizations in our area by directly engaging children, adults and families from all segments of our communities in achieving healthier lifestyles. As a result, they inspire philanthropic support, engage more volunteers, develop staff and strengthen collaborations within the community.


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