Braving the Bay in Support of Make A Wish!
SFPCU staff Braved the Bay on Saturday, December 8th to help raise money for Make-A-Wish. Participating in the Polar Plunge is becoming an annual tradition for many of our staff!
(L-R): Rick Lynch, Priscilla Guterres, Anita Diaz, Kymberli Roberts, Julio Pinto, Fong Lam, Chris Tom, and Jessa Guevara
SFPCU Staff Volunteers at the Cops Care Cancer Foundation Fantasy Flight
SFPCU staff, including Natalie Signorelli, Deirdre Cloherty, Kathy Chen, Jan Fuentes, Nelly Iran, and Lily Chew, were excited to volunteer with the Cops Care Cancer Foundation (CCCF) for their annual Fantasy Flight in Sunnyvale.
The CCCF is made up of local police and civilians that raise funds for children who are stricken with cancer. Their yearly Fantasy Flight event allows 300+ children and their families to enjoy a day of holiday fun--including special gifts delivered by Santa via helicopter!
SF Police Credit Union is an annual supporter of the SF PAL Toy Drive!
In 2018, we continued our annual tradition of supporting the SF Police Activities League toy drive benefiting St. Luke's Hospital. Our collection barrels were overflowing with toy donations from our generous members! We thank the SF PAL for coordinating this toy drive every year. Pictured in the photo above, L-R: Larisa Shilova, Darlene Hong, Kathleen Litman, Eddie Young, and Brian Young (SFPCU) with Officer Mike Costello (SFPD).
San Mateo Branch partners with the Redwood City & San Mateo Book and Toy Drive
Staff at our San Mateo Branch was excited to collect donations in support of this Peninsula-based holiday drive.
SFPCU Staff Supports the 2018 PAL Food Drive
SFPCU was honored to be asked to participate in the SF Police Activities League annual food drive benefiting the St. Anthony Foundation. Staff got donations started by placing several non perishable food items in our collection bin at Irving Street!
We support the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run
SFPCU made a donation towards the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run in San Francisco. During this yearly event, the SFPD escorts the Flame of Hope on a run through San Francisco to raise funds for the Special Olympics.
Staff partners with Chipotle to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run
SFPCU staff coordinated with Chipotle to run a day long fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits the Special Olympics of Northern California. Representatives from SFPCU sold t-shirts and encouraged diners to donate part of their meal purchase towards the cause.
SFPCU attends 2018 California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony
Eddie Young (President/CEO) and Darlene Hong (VP of Membership Development) attended the Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony in May 2018 to honor the California law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. In 2018, SFPCU had the additional privilege of having our credit union's name listed on the wall as a proud sponsor.
SFPCU staff walks in support of Walk MS: San Francisco 2018
SF Police Credit Union joined in with the SFPD to lace up their walking shoes in support of the fight against MS on April 22, 2018. Walk MS is an annual fundraising effort that raises money in an effort to end multiple sclerosis.
Our members and staff joined in supporting the SF PAL Toy Drive for St. Luke's Hospital
SF Police Credit Union joined the SF Police Officers' Association, the SFPD, and Costco in supporting the 2017 SF Police Activities League Toy Drive, benefitting the children of St. Luke's Hospital. SFPCU members and staff helped fill the Irving Branch toy barrel to overflowing, with help from one member who generously donated five bags of clothes and toys! Thank you,
SF PAL for organizing the toy drive and spreading some holiday cheer!
Darlene, Rick, Anita, and Mary (SFPCU) Braved the Bay for Make-A-Wish!
Darlene, Rick, Danielle, Anita, and Mary represented SFPCU on December 2, 2017 at the San Francisco Police Department Brave the Bay Challenge this weekend! Bay Area winter temps didn't stop Team SFPCU from taking part in a Snowflake Shuffle 5K, Polar Bear Plunge into the Bay, and even a Holiday Haul Cable Car Pull! 100% of the proceeds from this event benefitted Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Thank you SFPD and Make-A-Wish for hosting this great event.
SFPCU staff collects supplies for California wildfire victims
The South San Francisco Police Department received a generous amount of supplies to be donated to victims of the October 2017 Northern California wildfires--in fact, their delivery trucks reached capacity in record time! All of SFPCU's staff pulled together to collect donations, and among those who made the trip to the SSFPD station for delivery were SFPCU staff Nelson Tumbaga, Lily Chew, Eric Gorostiza, and Darlene Hong.
Susan Kirk (SFPCU) participates in the National MS Society's Bike MS Event
SFPCU's Susan Kirk completed a tough 5 hour, 50-mile bike ride through the hills of Sonoma County to raise money for MS research in September 2017. The ride was a part of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Bike MS event this weekend. SF Police Credit Union sponsored team Ridin'n'S'myelin and Susan was happy to ride with the team and support such a worthy cause.
SFPCU staff raises funds for the Children's Miracle Network and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
On September 13, 2017, participating staff each donated $10 to wear their favorite jeans to help raise funds for local children who need special medical help. All donations benefited UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, our local Children's Miracle Network hospital.
SFPCU helps support Houston area police
When Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in mid-2017, we decided to put out the call to our employees for donations to benefit the Houston Metro Police Union, who were strapped for resources in the aftermath of the disaster.
"We have officers that have not been home in four days," explained Robert Lozano in an email. "Those that did manage to get off to run home and change lost their vehicles because the station parking lot had flooded."
Upon hearing that all contributions would go directly to Houston-area police officers for much-needed supplies, our staff rose to the challenge and generously donated their own funds. In fact, staff surpassed their original fundraising goal, raising a total of $1,050. We know that Houston faces a lot of challenges on the road to recovery and we are sending our support to all residents and law enforcement in the area.
Financial Fitness Fair for SFPCU Members
In August 2017, SF Police Credit Union held its first Financial Fitness Fair for members at our Irving Branch. In addition to being able to discuss financial solutions with staff, members enjoyed giveaways, product demonstrations, a healthy smoothie bar, and a Kids Zone including facepainting and a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog.
SFPCU supports Bay Area holiday toy drives
SFPCU supported several law enforcement-affiliated toy drives during the 2016 holiday season, in particular the SFPD's Operation DREAM, an SF PAL toy drive benefiting St. Luke's hospital, and toy collections sponsored by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and the Oakland Police Officers' Association.
SFPCU collects food for the SF PAL and St. Anthony Foundation
On August 31, 2016 the San Francisco Police Activities League stopped by our Irving branch to collect a food bin for the St. Anthony Foundation. SFPCU had spent the previous month collecting non-perishable goods at our Irving and Bryant Street branches. We'd like to thank our members for their generous donations!
Law Enforcement Night 2016
SF Police Credit Union presented a check to the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation in the name of San Jose Police Officer Michael Katherman (end of watch June 14, 2016) on July 28, 2016. That evening, SFPCU representatives also attended Law Enforcement Night at AT&T Park and contributed to the pre-game tailgate party. Proceeds from ticket sales for this annual event benefited the CPOMF andBay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund.
Law Enforcement Day of Remembrance
Friday, July 22, 2016 - Members of SFPCU's Board of Directors and Membership Development team attended the Law Enforcement Day of Remembrance event honoring fallen law enforcement officers not only in the Bay Area, but across the country. The date also marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Hayward PD Sgt. Scott Lunger.
SFPCU staff raises funds for the San Francisco AIDS Walk
SFPCU staff completed the 6.2 mile AIDS Walk in San Francisco on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Not only did SFPCU raise funds by walking on Sunday, but staff also did some fundraising by selling candygrams and holding an ice cream social. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, Team SFPCU raised $1,251 towards HIV/AIDS research in the Bay Area.
SFPCU at the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Special Olympics Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run took place on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Union Square. SFPD recruits and athletes participated in the lengthy run to raise funds for Northern California Special Olympics athletes! SFPCU is a proud supporter of the Special Olympics and the Torch Run. Darlene Hong and Wendy Shipley (both of SFPCU) presented the Special Olympics with a $2,500 check during the opening ceremony.
40th Annual California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony
SF Police Credit Union was honored to attend the 40th Annual California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony in May 2016 to pay our respects to fallen California law enforcement. We extend a special thank you to the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation and our friends in law enforcement.
Taking the Polar Plunge to Support the Special Olympics
SFPCU participated in the Polar Plunge on February 20, 2016 along with the San Francisco Police Department! This yearly tradition supports Special Olympics Northern California athletes, and as you can tell from the photo above, everyone has a great time getting wet for a good cause.