Imagine the Possibilities

John Coleman (left) and Kimberlee Galante (right) present a $1,200 check to Janine Limas, Community Education Director for Interval House

This week has been a very touching one for us. Thanks to your kind efforts and support, we raised $1200 for the Interval House Holiday Tree of Hope. $600 alone came from our members, the other $600 came from us as we promised to match each donation. In addition to the monetary contribution, we collected a bin full of toys for the children serviced by Interval House. ILWU Credit Union staff and members came together to fulfill amazing tasks and complete a memorable week.

The holiday drive concluded last week, but the warmness of the season had not reached its peak. We visited Interval House two days ago (12/21/11) and were graciously welcomed by their friendly staff. We walked in with toys, check in hand and left with an extremely rewarding feeling and new perspective.

A special thank you card created by the children assisted by Interval House

We ask each and everyone of you (our members and readers) to do something special this holiday season: give! Give your time, a donation, a random act of kindness to a stranger or cause. Make the holidays better for someone or an organization, or pledge to make 2012 a selfless year that will allow others to hope, do well and good unto others. Imagine the possibilities if each us initiate a cycle of giving and growth.

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About the Author

Alejandra Gutierrez Alex is the new Social Media Specialist for the ILWU Credit Union. She's a 'nerd' at heart who enjoys community building. Her obsessions: baked goods and old mariachi ballads.