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  • Our Random Acts of Kindness Brightened the Holidays

    Feb 01, 2013
    We hope all of you enjoyed the holiday season and found plenty of comfort and joy in your personal traditions. KeyPoint CU continued its own holiday traditions with our Random Acts of Kindness campaign that was created to reflect our mission to improve the lives of KeyPoint members and people in our surrounding communities.
     
    This past year, KeyPoint executives and volunteers made daily surprise visits to organizations in the area to deliver all types of contributions. We made multiple stop over the course of five days to benefit 12 different non-profit organizations. Our holiday schedule included delivering supplies to the Sunnyvale National Guard Armory, which is serving as a homeless shelter; donating billiards equipment to the Sunnyvale Senior Center; visiting the Heart of the Valley, Services for Seniors in Santa Clara; serving lunch and donating cake and ice cream to the Milpitas Senior Center; donating coats and backpacks to the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara; delivering toys to the Milpitas Firefighters Toy Drive; providing supplies for high-risk youth at the Alum Rock Counseling Center in San Jose; delivering backpacks to HOPE Services in San Jose, which helps individuals with developmental disabilities; providing groceries to Martha’s Kitchen, a 30-year-old soup kitchen in San Jose; donating supplies to Family Supportive Housing in San Jose; participating in a pizza-making event with 16 orphans at Pizza Party in Santa Clara; and delivering cake and reusable shopping bags to seniors at Berryessa Community Center in San Jose during their monthly senior luncheon.
     
    We love participating in these community events because they connect us to our neighbors and allow us to spread holiday joy to appreciative, deserving people. And giving back reaffirms our reason for existing as a credit union—community involvement. We all have challenging days at work, but when we can break away and brighten someone’s day with simple gestures, we are energized with a renewed focus on serving our members.
     
    Thanks to everyone who helped us with our Random Acts of Kindness. Please visit our Facebook page to view photos, and as always, let us know if you have ideas for other non-profit organizations to visit next year!



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