At County Federal, we not only strive to meet our members financial needs, but our employees also contribute personal time to support community outreach programs in local areas. We do this by sponsoring and participating in a variety of community and volunteer events.
Here are just a few…. County Federal’s Book Drive County Federal employees and families collects books to be donated to various organizations throughout Santa Clara County. This year, over 750 books were distributed to the following three organizations: the San Jose Public Library Alum Rock Branch, Gateway School in Gilroy and South County Community School in San Martin.
Educational Scholarships This year we awarded six one-year educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students enrolled in an accredited university or community/technical college full and part-time. Awards ranged from $500 for community/technical colleges to $1,500 for four-year colleges.
SCCOE Teacher Recognition Night Each year, the Santa Clara County Office of Education recognizes exceptional teachers from every school district for their dedication to Santa Clara County Schools. An awards ceremony is held in September for these chosen teachers. County Federal has co-sponsored this event for over twenty years. Our sponsorship of this event over the years is one small way of expressing our thanks and appreciation to one of the County’s most important resources, its teachers. The contributions of a teacher touch the lives of so many people, both during and after their K-12 school years. It is in the spirit of these enduring contributions that we honor this elite group of outstanding teachers.
Back-to-School Drive & Backpack Sort For the past several years, County Federal has partnered with The Family Giving Tree to collect backpacks filled with school supplies for low-income, at-risk children in Santa Clara County. In addition, County Federal employees volunteer to help sort and tag all donated backpacks.
Teddy Bears on Patrol County Federal’s Teddy Bears on Patrol Program has collected and distributed teddy bears to local law enforcement agencies, school districts and organizations, such as Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. These groups give the stuffed animals to children to console them in traumatic situations. Each year, we collect and donate over 2,800 stuffed animals.
Holiday Gift Sort Every Holiday season, County Federal employees descend upon The Family Giving Tree to participate in their annual Holiday Gift Sort. They help sort and wrap the thousands of donated gifts. The Family Giving Tree helps fulfill over 60,000 holiday wishes for low-income and at-risk children.
If your organization is part of County Federal’s field of membership and you would like to discuss how we can partner to benefit our community, please contact Angela Hughes at (408) 282-0774 or Rachael Moreno at (408) 282-0712.