Royal Credit Union is committed to making a positive impact in the lives we touch. Every other year, we have a Community Give Back Day, when all Royal team members go into the community and help nonprofits with a variety of projects. In addition to this special day, a Community Give Back Committee works to support our communities year-round. After more than a year of a worldwide pandemic, healthcare workers have faced stresses and sacrifices we can only imagine. Royal team members wanted to say “thank you” to healthcare workers for their incredible service over the last year in responding to community health needs.
Royal recently distributed “Buckets of Love,” large containers filled with individually packaged snacks and treats to raise the spirits of healthcare workers in every community where Royal has a location—that’s 16 communities! One Royal team member had the initial idea for Buckets of Love and worked with the Community Give Back Committee to make it happen. “At Royal, one of our core values is to be caring. After observing the ongoing, sacrificial efforts of our healthcare providers in responding to the pandemic, I wanted to do something to show my gratitude and support,” explained Associate Auditor, Natalie Allen.
Once the idea was sparked, more than 100 Royal team members pitched in to help—they donated over $1,200 toward the project, wrote notes of encouragement, helped purchase and assemble supplies, and delivered the goodies to local hospitals and clinics. Royal Credit Union also donated a total of $2,500 to the foundations or nonprofits affiliated with the hospitals and clinics.
Several representatives from these organizations shared how much the gift meant. “Thank you for the donation, cards, and the buckets of love for our staff. We distributed all the snacks yesterday and Royal Credit Union literally made the day better for so many colleagues who’ve worked above and beyond during the last year – and continue to do so still,” wrote Tessa Boury, Director of the Hudson Hospital Foundation in Wisconsin.