CoastHills Credit Union collecting donations for Central Coast humane societies
–CoastHills Credit Union is making it easier than ever for folks to donate to Woods Humane Society and to Santa Maria Valley Humane Society this holiday season. Throughout the month of December all 10 conveniently located CoastHills branches throughout the Central Coast will house donation bins for anyone to drop off items on the wish list for either humane society. “We’re so grateful to CoastHills for thinking of the animals,” said Jill Tucker, Executive Director of Woods Humane Society. “The convenient locations of the CoastHills branches makes it very easy for donors to deliver supplies exactly where they’re needed most.” Donations can be dropped off at Credit Union branches in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Santa Maria (two locations), Orcutt, Vandenberg Village and Lompoc.
Pet food donations will go directly to the Pet Food Pantry program, which provides food to low-income pet owners in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The pantry is entirely supported through community donations and is a safety net to help struggling families keep beloved pets in their homes and out of shelters. Lists of the most needed items are available from each humane societies website.
The wish lists also include items that would greatly impact operations, such as cleaning and office supplies, blankets and collars as well as toys.
Both humane societies are non-profit organizations entirely supported by donations from the community, independent of county animal services. They do work closely with those county departments in their missions to end pet homelessness and overpopulation. In those efforts, the humane societies each provide rescue services, shelter facilities, affordable veterinary care, animal training and much more.
CoastHills Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union currently serving more than 66,000 members in the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz. The Credit Union has 12 branches and a full service locally staffed call center. With assets of more than $1 billion, CoastHills is the second largest locally owned financial institution on the Central Coast.