White Rose Credit Union, Community Involvement, In the Community, Credit Union Difference, York, PA

Community Involvement

White Rose Credit Union is proud to serve a diverse community that consists of various demographic and cultural backgrounds. We were founded on the philosophy of people helping people and being an active member of the community we serve. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your background is, we are proud to be your financial cooperative. Please take a moment to explore the various ways we care about your community.

Adopt A Family
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During the holiday season, the staff at White Rose Credit Union participated in the YWCA of York’s Adopt a Family Program for a special family in need. Employees purchased gifts and wish list items for a single mother and her family of three children. Because of this program, another family was able to experience a truly magical Christmas.

American Red Cross
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Lanes For Lives

Pictured above is White Rose Credit Union’s 2019 Lanes For Lives bowling team.

A team from White Rose Credit Union recently participated in the American Red Cross Lanes for

Lives event at Suburban Bowlerama this past month. The event brings businesses together to bowl and raises funds for some of the Red Cross’s lifesaving programs.

A month full of generous donations, candy and pretzel sales, and dedication allowed us to donate $1,316.11 towards the fundraising event. With some help from a few children from the York County Youth Development Center, White Rose Credit Union even took home the Spirit Award for being the loudest and proudest team at the event!

Pictured are White Rose Credit Union employees showcasing the Lanes For Lives Spirit Award


Sound the Alarm Program

Pictured are members of the White Rose Credit Union senior management team along with a representative from the American Red Cross.

Our senior management team recently had the pleasure of assisting the American Red Cross by installing smoke detectors and teaching fire safety as part of the Sound the Alarm program.

Central York Communities that Care
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Pictured is PA State Representative Keith Gillespie speaking at the 2019 Annual Spirit of Youth Awards hosted by Central York Communities that Care.

In the fall of 2019, White Rose Credit Union was proud to sponsor the Central York Communities that Care Spirit of Youth Awards. The ceremony honors students and adults making a difference in the community, promoting positive actions in the community.

Keep your eyes open around the community, and you might find yourself some WRCU gear!

Pictured is a White Rose Credit Union giveaway bag at the 2019 Central York Communities that Care Spaghetti Sweetheart Dinner.

Central York School District
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We are proud to work with and support the Central York School District.


Donations

  • Central York Middle School Yearbooks – covered purchases for students that could not afford a yearbook
  • Negative Lunch Accounts – Recently donated money to cover the negative balances of students that qualified for reduced and free lunches. This allows for students to purchase extra items and food with their traditional lunches.
  • Panther Pantry Prizes – donated totes and tumblers as incentives for CYSD staff members to contribute towards the Panther Pantry district-wide food pantry.
  • CYHS Post Prom – contributed towards CYHS Post Prom

High School Branch

We are proud to have a branch right in the heart of the Central York School District! Located in the Panther Perk student-run cafe at Central York High School, our Central York Branch allows us to offer our services to the staff and students of CYSD. This branch is open to students and staff only, during the school year.

Panther Pantry

We were excited to support the Panther Pantry as the recipient of one of our in-branch drives and charitable causes. The Panther Pantry is a district-wide food pantry that serves the needs of students and families in the Central York School District.

“On behalf of the Central York Wellness Committee, the Panther Pantry, and the Central York learners and staff, please know that we appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness! It is heartwarming to know that we have such a caring business to support our school district.” – Jennifer Brown, Central York Wellness Committee Member

Sponsorships

  • Athletic Ads
  • Performing Arts Ads
  • Yearbook Ads
Charitable Time Off
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Charitable Time Off at the York County Food Bank.

Giving back is in our blood. It has been since we were established in 1950. The credit union allows every employee paid time off specifically for charitable actions.

Charitable Time Off at the Central PA Horse Rescue.

 

Charitable Time Off at All About The Kitties.

The following organizations have benefited from our Charitable Time Off Program:

All About the Kitties | SAFE Kids York | York County Food Bank | Child Care Consultants | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Catholic Harvest Food Pantry | Central PA Horse Rescue | Cornerstone Baptist Church | Junior Achievement | American Red Cross | VITA | SpiriTrust Lutheran | AARP | York Symphony Orchestra | USA Field Hockey Association

Children's Advocacy Center
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In support of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center and their organization’s message, we displayed pinwheels at all White Rose Credit Union branches during the month of April as a part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Crispus Attucks
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Mad City Money

A team of White Rose Credit Union staff members participates in Mad City Money at Crispus Attucks.

In addition to featuring Crispus Attucks as one of our monthly Jeans for a Reason charities, we also hosted a financial education workshop for students called Mad City Money. Our staff members worked with students to help them create real-life scenarios based on a budget to demonstrate how money works in the real world.

Dallastown Area School District
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We are proud to work with and support the Dallastown Area School District

Donations

  • Negative Lunch Accounts – In the 2019 school year, we donated money to cover the negative balances of students that qualified for reduced and free lunches. This allows for students to purchase extra items and food with their traditional lunches.

High School ATM

Students and staff at Dallastown Area School District have access to one of our surcharge-free ATMs, right in their high school! This extension of our services allows us to maintain a working relationship with the school district and our mission to provide financial education and partnerships.

Sponsorships

  • Athletic Ads
  • Dig Pink Volleyball T-Shirts
  • Performing Arts Ads
  • High School Football Stadium – Scoreboard Sponsor
  • Yearbook Ads
Dallastown Halloween Parade
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You will see us more around Dallastown than just our branch! We bundled up and got spooky with the Dallastown Halloween parade.

Feeding the Frontline
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Pictured are ICU Nurses from Wellspan York Hospital.

White Rose Credit Union recently bought and delivered meal kits to a local intensive care unit at Wellspan York Hospital. This small gesture serves as a thank you not only from White Rose Credit Union, but the community we live in, to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff working on the frontlines fighting COVID19.

Give Local York
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Every year, White Rose Credit Union supports Give Local York, by being a scholarship sponsor, covering the entry costs for small local organizations to participate in the funding event. This year our scholarship allowed 10 small organizations to participate in Give Local York!

“Thank you to White Rose Credit Union for supporting DreamWrights during Give Local York! We appreciate youas a scholarship sponsor! Thank you so much! -Lori Koenig ,Artistic Director, DreamWrights

Jeans For A Reason
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Pictured are White Rose Credit Union employees sporting their jeans and Jeans For A Reason Stickers.

Every month, all WRCU employees have the opportunities to participate in Jeans For A Reason. Staff members can wear jeans on payday, in exchange for a donation to the charity of the month. Some of the local charities that have benefited from Jeans For A Reason include:

Olivia’s House | American Red Cross | York YWCA | Alzheimer’s Association | Crispus Attucks Youth Build | Special Olympics | Northeast Neighborhood Association | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation | Children’s Miracle Network | Wellspan Cancer Patient Help Fund | York County Food Bank | York County Youth Development Center | The Panther Pantry

Junior Achievement
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White Rose Credit Union CEO Deb Kauffman interacting with students at a STEM event with JA.

Members of our staff enjoy volunteering with numerous programs offered by Junior Achievement. We can be seen in local schools, organizations, and businesses helping to promote JA’s mission of preparing young people for the world.

“I really enjoyed my volunteer experience with the juniors at Central York High School for the Real Life Day!” – Current Employee after completing Charitable Time Off with JA.

Northeast Neighborhood Association
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Pictured is Darlene Leonard, Director of Community Services at the Northeast Neighborhood Association.

White Rose is always proud to Support the Northeast Neighborhood Association. Throughout the year we have held several in-branch drives supporting their cause. Our backpack drive, in which we collect school supplies for the students served by the organization, is during the month of July.  Our peanut butter and jelly drive, typically held in May, supplies the children served by NENA with jars to last throughout the summer months. In addition to being a part of our in-branch drives, you will also see NENA as one of our Jeans For A Reason charities.

NYE Children's Countdown
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Local dinosaurs pose with White Rose Credit Union noisemakers.

We were excited to help bring in the new year with some of York’s youngest members! WRCU helped sponsor the Children’s NYE countdown at Vonnie Grimes Gym in downtown York. Guests who stopped at the WRCU table were treated to a complimentary WRCU noisemaker, and parents got a chance at a Visa gift card.

Race Against Racism
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This past April, White Rose Credit Union was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the YWCA’s Annual Race Against Racism. Although this year’s event went virtual due to COVID19, we were still happy to encourage participants online while supporting a great cause.

Real Men Read
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Pictured is Bryan Smith, VP of Operations at White Rose Credit Union reading to students.

Numerous White Rose Credit Union employees participated in York City’s Real Men Read event. Males went into various classrooms in York City to read to students in an effort to promote educational excellence through positivity and community role models.

“These kids want to do well in life; it’s kust sometimes they need to see some positive role models that they can identify with the get that ball rolling. It was an honor and a privilage to be one of those positive roll models.” – Former White Rose Credit Union employee and Real Men Read participant

Special Olympics
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White Rose Credit Union team member presents a check to the Special Olympics of York County.

In addition to supporting the Special Olympics of York County Pennsylvania through our Jeans For A Reason campaign, we’ve also had the great opportunity to participate in the Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge takes place in February when groups raise money and enter the Susquehanna River for the Special Olympics. The funding then goes to the programs and activities offered by the organization.

Women's Network of York
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White Rose Credit Union was proud to sponsor an event at Old Republic Brewery for the Women’s Network of York. The funds raised at the event benefited their New Beginnings Scholarship.

WRCU Face Masks
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In response to COVID and a higher demand for personal protective equipment, White Rose Credit Union ordered custom facemasks available for sale. The masks allow members to practice safety precautions while giving back to the community, as a portion of each sale will be directly donated to the York County Food Bank.

York County Food Bank
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Pictured are White Rose Credit Union employees, along with a York County Food Bank representative, holding the presentation check.

This past fall, White Rose Credit Union participated in a fundraising effort for the York County Food Bank. The three-week campaign included the collection of nonperishable food items from all of our branches, along with monetary donations from members and staff.

Members who donated at least $5 or more were entered into a drawing to win a Thanksgiving dinner for four valued at $100. In addition, WRCU pledged to match every donation up to $500.

Through the efforts of our dedicated membership and staff, White Rose Credit Union presented the York County Food Bank with a check for $1,034 and 139 pounds of food.

York County Youth Development Center
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We recently held a clothing drive for the York County Youth Development Center. Throughout December, members and staff at all White Rose Credit Union branches collected hats, gloves, and socks for the children at the Youth Development Center.

The Center consists of a thirty-six (36) bed Community Residential Shelter that provides a safe and secure environment that enables residents to develop and strengthen their emotional, social intellectual, and life skills.  This provides the tools to build a foundation for future success.

On Thursday, December 19th our Senior Management sponsored a Christmas party for the center where they delivered the donations. The event included delicious food, gifts, games, and the opportunity to interact with the kids. As a result of the drive over 120 articles of clothing were donated.

YWCA York
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Race Against Racism Presenting Sponsor

We are proud to be the presenting sponsor for the YWCA’s Race Against Racism.

Toiletry Drive

Our gracious members and staff came together to collect and donate toiletry items to support the YWCA. These items will help support the life-changing services that are currently offered to families in need throughout the community.


Walk A Mile

Operations Vice President, Bryan Smith, raised funds and had the WRCU team walk and support him in the Walk-A-Mile event.

Our team was happy to take part in the YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Downtown York. The event involves male participants walking in high heels to raise awareness and promotes the prevention of domestic and gender violence.


Y-Tri

Triathlon participants at the 2019 Y-Tri for the YWCA Aquatics Program.

We were proud to support the YWCA York’s Aquatic Program through the Y-Tri at Lake Redman.


United Way of York County
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York Reads

235 books for the York Reads Initiative.

We were proud to help the United Way get books into the hands of young people all across the county. Having age-appropriate books at home helps students stay on track to reach proficiency goals in school. As a team, White Rose Credit Union donated 235 books.

VITA
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Every year, some of our employees volunteer their time with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). VITA offers free tax assistance for low-income families and those in need. This program helps local families save money, and provides a great way for those with knowledge on income taxes to give back.

“Overall this was just an awesome experience. I truly hope I can do this all over again next year. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.” – Current Employee after completing Charitable Time Off with VITA.

Wounded Warriors
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Our team donated over $700 to the Wounded Warriors Project in a recent holiday season as a gesture of thanks and a reminder to give back. Donations were made by White Rose Credit Union on each of our vendor’s behalf.

York City Police Department
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Officer Trading Cards

Our credit union was proud to sponsor an officer trading card for YCPD. The cards allow officers to hand them out to kids and community members as a talking point and tool to bridge the gap between officers and the community.


St. Baldricks

We were so excited to support the York City Police Department in their participation in the St. Baldricks event. The event allowed officers to volunteer to have their heads shaved in an effort to raise money for childhood cancer research. This event was made possible through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

“Thank you for joining us for our 1st ever St. Baldricks Rock The Bald Head – shaving event! We surpassed our goal and raised $22,187! Thanks to YOU this event not only raised money for a great cause, but was also a great time for community members to meet our officers and see how they are normal people invested in the City of York” – Roger Nester, York City Police Department

70 Acts Of Kindness
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In celebration of our 70th Anniversary year, White Rose Credit Union launched our 70 Acts of Kindness campaign, encouraging our team members to participate in random acts of kindness throughout the year.


  1. 1. Goodie Bags for the YDC
  2. One of our staff members created goodie bags for the young boys and girls at the York County Youth Development Center. The bags were handed out to the kids who helped our bowling team at the Lanes For Lives event this past year.