Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Featured Charity: Richstone Family Center | 310-970-1921 | richstonefamily.org
Kinecta Federal Credit Union has offered banking services in the South Bay for 80 years and has more than 250,000 members nationwide. The company offers its members a full range of financial products through the credit union and its subsidiaries, Kinecta Wealth Management and Kinecta Insurance Services. Kinecta was named the South Bay’s Best Credit Union by Daily Breezereaders from 2011 to 2019.
How did you choose your featured charity?
“Richstone Family Center has a great reputation in the community as a safe haven for families in need. We value and appreciate the work that the Richstone Family Center does to treat and prevent child abuse and trauma, strengthen and educate families, and prevent violence in families, schools and communities.
We have partnered with the Richstone Family Center for more than 15 years, giving in-kind donations like backpacks, school supplies and Thanksgiving food baskets, and sponsoring the Richstone Walk with financial contributions and a team of walkers that includes Kinecta employees, family and members.
We provide year-round support through our volunteer initiatives that encourage staff to work with Richstone on special initiatives, such as facility improvement projects, holiday events and financial education programs for their clients. Most recently, we were honored to make a Capital Campaign donation to build a new sports court that allows the group to expand its fitness, sports and wellness programming.”
How does Richstone take care of those in need during the holidays?
“The holiday season should be a time of joy, appreciation and celebration. Many of the families at Richstone, however, are unable to enjoy the holidays due to extreme financial and emotional hardships. Richstone’s annual Adopt-a-Family Thanksgiving and holiday programs exist to give these disadvantaged families the opportunity to enjoy this special time of year. We reach out to donors to provide families with food and holiday gifts.”
What are some simple ways our readers can give back to the Richstone Family Center?
“Volunteer to work with ongoing programs or behind the scenes. Host a supply drive and collect items like children’s books, games, sports equipment (contact Richstone for a list of current needs). Be an Angel to a child and make a financial contribution to support one of Richstone’s child abuse and domestic violence treatment and prevention programs. Every donation makes a difference!”