Washington Federal donates $2,500 to local organizations

Washington Federal, a full-service national banking institution with 31 branches across Arizona, has donated $500 to UMOM New Day Centers, $500 to the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix and $1,500 to Save the Family Foundation through its foundation corporate giving program.

“These donations will be able to aid the organizations in fulfilling their missions,” said Lisa Davey, vice president and northeast Arizona retail division manager of Washington Federal. “For UMOM and Save the Family, our donation will be used toward offering transitional housing to homeless families in Arizona. And for YWCA, our donation will be put towards programs that will help to eliminate racism, empower women and more. At Washington Federal, we believe it is so important to give back to those people who use your services, and are always proud to be able to donate through the Washington Federal Foundation.”

UMOM New Day Centers, which is the largest family shelter in Arizona, and Save the Family Foundation work to prevent and end homelessness by helping individuals and families alike to achieve life-long independence. The YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix’s mission is to educate, empower and advocate for long-term systemic change to eliminate discrimination and promote equality.

The Washington Federal Foundation is currently accepting grant requests from local organizations like UMOM New Day Centers, the YWCA and the Save the Family Foundation. For more information, or to apply for a local Washington Federal Foundation grant, please visit www.washingtonfederal.com and click on “community relations” or call 541-880-5228 and ask for the community relations team.

“In the past five years alone, the Washington Federal Foundation has been able to award more than $60,000 in grants across Arizona,” said Davey. “Given that this year is our 100th birthday, we are constantly looking for ways to give back.”

Washington Federal has more than 30 offices in Arizona including locations in Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West and Tucson.