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CommunityCommunity Impact

Building Community through Volunteering

SAFE's mission is to strengthen the financial well-being of our members and of all who live in the Greater Sacramento community. Service is one of our core values. That's why SAFE encourages our employees to volunteer by providing 16 paid hours a year to volunteer for the causes they are most passionate about. In the past two years, SAFE employees have volunteered over 10,000 hours to the Sacramento community

In 2020, amid pandemic safety practices, SAFE employees found innovative ways to serve the Greater Sacramento community, from writing letters to people in hospice to making no-sew blankets for Hands4Hope, and more.

 

virtual volunteer westroseville

West Roseville branch employees made warm blankets for Hands4Hope.

amber and avery

Employees from throughout SAFE wrote cards of support and cheer for teachers and students in City Year, a program that helps at-risk students stay in school.

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SAFE employees shared uplifting stories in letters for Snowline Hospice clients.

call center for city year person

SAFE’s Call Center employees created colorful messages and journal prompts for the students in City Year, a program that helps at-risk students stay in school.

 

 

Our Community Impact

Sacramento Self Help Housing

 

Creating welcome home kits...
dropping off kids

You can make a difference, even if you’re social distancing at home. To honor the National Day of Service, SAFE staff held their first ever SAFE Virtual Volunteering Event. SAFE employees created welcome-home kits for residents of Sacramento Self-Help Housing’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program. The program combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people with community-based health care, treatment, and employment services.

...to support people like Beverly
Beverly the volunteer

We’re proud to say Beverly is thriving. Since moving into our program last winter, she's accomplished a lot. Here's a message from her case manager: ‘When Beverly moved in, we were able to immediately set her up with a primary doctor, med delivery service, and transportation to her appointments. She really has been an exemplary resident. Beverly has one son and nine grandchildren and normally leaves our program on the weekend to visit family. Beverly always talks about how grateful she is for the beautiful house she now lives in. The above picture is Beverly saying thanks to SAFE Credit Union for the gift bag filled with sanitation and hygiene items.

Derek Corea
Sacramento Self-Help Housing

 


SAFE staff members love to show up to help nonprofits, schools, and other organizations improve our communities. In 2020, teams found ways to continue that tradition by showing up masked and practicing social distancing as they helped at local food banks, cleaned up neighborhoods, and worked in community gardens.

 

Lincoln branch clean up

Lincoln branch staff members picked up litter on a walking and bike path near their branch as part of SAFE’s Building CommYOUnity Week of volunteer efforts.

Wellspring Women's Center

Members of SAFE’s Marketing Department helped with food prep at the Wellspring Women’s Center in Sacramento.

St Johns carrot harvest

The Retail Operations Team worked on the community garden at St. John’s Program for Real Change.

volunteer commercial lending

Commercial and Lending Audit Teams helped sort food and other items at St. Vincent de Paul.

 

 

SAFE at our Local Food Banks

With food insecurity rates on the rise, SAFE staff enthusiastically volunteer help get food into the hands of the most vulnerable.

 

Ellie and Lisa at Placer Food Bank

Placer Food Bank

business team at Placer Food Bank

Placer Food Bank

Dina and Peter at Sac Food Bank

Sacramento Food Bank

retail ops at Yolo Food Bank

Yolo Food Bank

 

 


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