LVCU hands out $28,500 to local non-profits

Lake View Credit union is handing out $28,500 to seven organizations through its Community Social Responsibility Fund program.

The Tumbler Ridge Society for Children’s Needs will receive $2,500 to host community literacy events, South Peace Child Development Centre will receive $10,000 to help fund renovations for group workshop space, the South Peace Arts Society is getting $5,000 to help fund the Bintop Studio renovation project.

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353 Mile Zero Cadet League will receive $1,000 to be used for the further development of a competitive marksmanship team, the DC Choral Society is in line for $1,000 to help fund venue rentals for community events, Pouce Coupe Firefighters Association will be awarded $7,500 to aid in the purchase of an industrial washer unit for uniform cleaning and maintenance, and the DCSS Senior Boys Basketball is getting $1,500 to purchase new uniforms.

“Our committee had a lot of really fabulous causes and projects to choose from this fall and we appreciate everyone who applied,” says Lori Archibald, LVCU CEO. “We have a tough time with the applications, because there are so many worthy causes, and so much going on in the region we want to support. We have a hard time picking.

“I was particularly impressed by the diversity of projects we got to see. The variety of ways which people are pitching in and working to support and grow the community is something we should all be very proud of and something Lake View Credit Union is proud to support.”

The funds are allocated bi-annually by a committee comprised of employees and board directors.

Over the year, $50,000 has gone out to local non-profits through the program.

Those interested in applying can do so twice annually during the spring and fall intake which happen from March-April and September-October. Applications and eligibility guidelines are available through www.lakeviewcreditunion.com.

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