Sponsor Highlight: Star One Credit Union q&a with one of our 2020 hwd sponsors

2020 Holiday Wish Drive partner, Star One Credit Union shares about this holiday season and the importance of giving. Read on to check out our quick interview with them.

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Q: How has 2020 been for Star One Credit Union? What are you looking forward to in 2021? What’s ahead for the company?

A: Star One Credit Union has been able to maintain its financial strength during this pandemic. We focused on keeping members and employees safe while providing the same high level of service, and we have not had to close any of our branches or lay off any employees. In 2021, we hope to continue to serve our members, community, and great organizations such as the Family Giving Tree and provide relief during these challenging times.

Q: Why Family Giving Tree? What do you value most about working with our organization?

A: Star One has been a proud supporter of the Family Giving Tree since 2009 because we believe in your mission of “inspiring community kindness, generosity, and volunteerism”. The three things we value most about working with your organization are the teamwork your back to school and holiday drives promote amongst our employees, the joy on your recipient's faces when they receive their backpacks or Christmas gifts, and the commitment of your volunteers.

Q: How do your company values shape your engagement with the community?

A: Star One Credit Union supports non-profit organizations and events in the communities in which it conducts business. We recognize an obligation to contribute our fair share toward the charitable, recreational, and educational needs of the community.

Q: Our theme this year is ‘Tis the Season to Smile Again! In your own words, why is this the season to smile again?

A: While this year has certainly thrown us for a loop, we were able to adjust to the changes without having to lay off any of our employees. We are proud of our employees and their resilience during these unprecedented times and are thankful for their commitment to our members and community.

Q: What is your favorite part of our Holiday Wish Drive?

A: The Holiday Wish Drive is one of our most popular employee events. We love watching our employees and their children work together to bring joy to those who are less fortunate in our community.

To learn more about Star One Credit Union, visit their site.

The Family Giving Tree envisions a world where Giving brings joy, offers hope and opens possibilities. By inspiring community kindness, generosity, and volunteerism, The Family Giving Tree fulfills exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with STEAM-based school supplies to those in need. Click here to learn more.


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