Interior Savings introduces $10,000 twist to Day of Difference

Interior Savings employees are rolling up their sleeves on Oct. 20 to support the food bank

Interior Savings employees are rolling up their sleeves on Oct. 20, to lend a hand in their community and the Credit Union is offering up cash for others who’d like to get in on this act of local good.

This mass volunteering effort marks the third annual Interior Savings’ Day of Difference and will include over 500 employees in 14 communities across the Interior of B.C.

Interior Savings’ Day of Difference coincides with International Credit Union Day, an annual event commemorating the credit union movement’s impact and achievements globally, nationally, and in local communities – all made possible by the support of its’ members.

Here in Barriere, branches will open up at 9:30 a.m. with treats and gifts for members.

Then, at 2 p.m., Interior Savings in Barriere will close its doors a little early and employees will be running a bottle drive to support the Barriere Food Bank.

This will be the second time in three years the team has volunteered on their Day of Difference to raise money for this group.  In 2014, they served up lunch at the Seniors Centre and donated all proceeds to the food bank. So, if you have any bottles you’d be willing to donate, the Interior Savings team would love to come and pick them up.

In an added twist, Interior Savings is launching their $10,000 Local Give. Members and local residents will have the opportunity to share what good they would do with $100. The first 100 qualified applicants will receive the cash to make their good idea happen.

“It could be buying coffees for strangers, donating to the local food bank or creating a care box for someone in need – the possibilities are endless,” says Interior Savings CEO Kathy Conway. “As a co-operative, we know the power that comes from a community working together. Our Day of Difference is not only an opportunity to lend a hand to those helping to make our communities strong, but also to celebrate what it means to be local. We’re hoping to inspire a wave of local good and can’t wait to see the difference individuals will make.”

Beginning on Oct. 20, go to www.localgive.eventbrite.ca to share what local good you could do with $100.