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iQ Credit Union raises $12,000 for children’s charities

The Columbian

VANCOUVER — iQ Credit Union’s recent iQ Cares Week fundraiser exceeded its $10,000 goal, raising $12,000 to support the iQ for Kids Foundation. The foundation will distribute the funds in the form of grants and donations to local organizations that serve local children.

iQ Credit Union staff contributed money from their paychecks to support the nonprofit, and members made donations at branch locations. The credit union also donated profits from iQ merchandise.

“The success of exceeding our fundraising goal is attributed to the amazing support of our staff and their contributions as well as the donations from our dedicated members,” said Danette LaChapelle, chief communication officer and senior vice president of marketing. “The foundation plays an important role in our community as we strive to focus on improving children’s lives.”

Recently, iQ for Kids allocated $13,500 over three years to Rocksolid Community Teen Center, Assistance League of Southwest Washington and YWCA Clark County. The foundation also awarded more than $19,000 in one-time grants to Steps for Youth, Columbia River High School, TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center, Battle Ground Kiwanis Club, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, The Family Room, Playworks Education Energized, Merry Heart Children’s Camp, Mpowered Living Ministries, FIRST Robotics Team 2471, Dialed Cycling and Triathlon Team, Friendly House, and Soccer in the Park.

Since its beginning, the iQ for Kids Foundation has raised more than $3 million.