Donations from Businesses, Employees Make Annual Silent Auction Possible
Capitola, CA – February 13, 2017 – Bay Federal Credit Union’s annual silent auction generated $8,561 to support the Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center at the Credit Union’s annual employee appreciation celebration in January.
In all, 60 businesses in the Greater Monterey Bay Area and beyond joined Bay Federal employees in donating goods or services to the silent auction, which is a key component of Bay Federal’s extensive community support program. In past years, the silent auction has sent thousands of dollars to the Teen Kitchen Project, Camp Opportunity, Aztecas Soccer Program, Easter Seals, and many more local non-profits.
The mission of the Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center is to offer support and services to women and families so that they will have the skills and opportunity to thrive. It will use the funds to make long deferred capital improvements to enhance the safety and security of the center.
About Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center
Walnut Avenue is a 501 (c) 3 public benefit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families in Santa Cruz County for over 80 years. Strengths-based, supportive programs in childcare, youth development, parenting, domestic violence awareness & prevention, and advocacy are our primary focus. Many of the families participating in Walnut Avenue programs are from under-served populations due to poverty, early pregnancy, homelessness and/or domestic violence. Walnut Avenue seeks to improve the economic, physical, and emotional well-being of all the families we serve.
About Bay Federal Credit Union
Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves more than 65,000 members and 1,200 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $857 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Since 2002, 100% of all employees have given their own money and volunteered for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events.
Contact: Amy Ivey, VP Marketing and Development
Bay Federal Credit Union