Watching the raffle drawing at the Chartway / We Promise Foundation St Patrick's Day event

Virginia Beach, VA (March 21, 2017) — On St. Patrick’s Day, Chartway branches and offices across the country raised more than $28,000 for children battling life-threatening illnesses through its St. Patrick’s Day-themed Pot of Gold Coin Collection and Sip or Sizzle Vacation Raffle.

Credit union employees invited several children whose dreams have come true thanks to Chartway’s We Promise Foundation to stop by their decorated work spaces. They gave the young lads and lassies some special treats and tossed their nickels, dimes, and dollars into a special coin collection bin: a leprechaun’s hat.

The We Promise Foundation beneficiaries also helped the foundation pull the winning raffle ticket for its Sip or Sizzle raffle – an annual fundraiser that invites supporters to purchase tickets to win a vacation to the Caribbean or Northern California’s wine country.

Together, the Pot of Gold Coin Collection and Sip or Sizzle Vacation Raffle enabled the credit union’s foundation to raise more than $28,000 to support children in the communities it serves.

Since 1999, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has raised over $9,000,000 to make dreams come true for children battling degenerative, life-threatening, debilitating or chronic illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship.

Chartway and We Promise Foundation leaders on St Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick’s Day, Chartway branches and offices raised money for children battling life-threatening illnesses through its Pot of Gold Coin Collection and announced the winner of its Sip or Sizzle Vacation Raffle. Together, the fundraisers allowed the foundation to raise more than $28,000 to make dreams come true for children in its communities. Pictured [left to right]: Chartway’s president & CEO, Brian Schools; assistant branch manager, Andrew Garrett; We Promise Foundation executive director, Karen Lane; and Chartway’s chief planning and brand officer and We Promise Foundation chairman, Phil Richards.

Chartway’s We Promise Foundation pulling the winning Sip or Sizzle raffle ticket

On St. Patrick’s Day, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation pulled the winning raffle ticket for its Sip or Sizzle raffle – an annual fundraiser that invites supporters to purchase tickets to win a vacation to the Caribbean or Northern California’s wine country. Pictured [left to right]: Chartway’s chief human resources officer and We Promise Foundation board member, Rene Bollinger; Chartway’s chief planning and brand officer and We Promise Foundation chairman, Phil Richards; We Promise Foundation executive director, Karen Lane; and We Promise Foundation beneficiary, Abby.

Gideon collects coins into a St Patrick's Day hat

On St. Patrick’s Day, Chartway employees donated nickels, dimes, and dollars to benefit children battling life-threatening illnesses. Here, We Promise beneficiary, Gideon, visited Chartway offices and collected the coins in a leprechaun’s hat.

Abby and Karen Lane during St Patrick's Day events

On St. Patrick’s Day, Chartway employees donated nickels, dimes, and dollars to benefit children battling life-threatening illnesses. Here, We Promise Foundation beneficiary, Abby, collected donations alongside We Promise Foundation executive director, Karen Lane.

About Chartway Federal Credit Union

Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the $2.1 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 180,000 members through nearly 50 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. Chartway is one of the largest credit unions in the country and serves members in every state and several countries. With major membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas, the credit union is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its high ratings in member satisfaction, its contributions to its communities, and for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation.

About the We Promise Foundation

As the charitable arm of Chartway FCU, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children battling life-threatening or debilitating illnesses, or those facing tremendous hardship. Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $9,000,000 to bring smiles to the faces of thousands of children. For more information, visit www.WePromiseFoundation.org; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.