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CUs Help Project Beauty Share

On November 16, 2016 Spokane area credit unions came together and participated in Project Beauty Share® Christmas Bag Program. Over 25 volunteers including staff, administration and board members turned out to fill gift bags of cosmetics and personal hygiene products deserving for women within the region.


(R) ESP’s Annette Guise helps fill bags

Project Beauty Share® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which provides women in need with cosmetics and feminine products. It is an initiative to collect cosmetics and beauty products and distribute them through local agencies to women of all ages whose circumstances do not allow them to afford these products. It’s all-volunteer organization relies on dedicated individuals who embody the idea that “The Beauty is in the Giving”.


Susan Cerutti-Jensen, Marketing Director – Spokane Federal Credit Union

Susan Cerutti-Jensen, Marketing Director for Spokane Federal Credit Union, who helped organize the event stated:

The bags were filled with beauty items that we probably take for granted: body lotion, deodorant, razors, lip products, mascara and other items that help women who are often homeless, broken and battered feel loved and beautiful.  These items help give homeless women a sense of confidence as they transition back into the workforce or attend school.  Food stamps cannot be used for even the most basic hygiene or beauty items. – Susan Cerutti-Jensen


Volunteers from Numerica CU

Credit Union Volunteers

This event had a high turnout with many Spokane credit unions represented. Volunteers came from:

With so many helping hands the quota of bags were filled in short order. Each year Project Beauty Share® brings a boost of confidence to thousands of our community’s most vulnerable women. For many of these women, the bags stuffed will be the only gift they’ll receive this Christmas.

Credit Union Volunteers for Project Beauty Share

Credit Union Volunteers for Project Beauty Share®


How to Help

If you are interested in donating to Project Beauty Share® please visit their website at http://www.projectbeautyshare.org/.  You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


For more photos of this event please visit ESP’s Flickr account.



Spokane Guild’s School Penny Drive

Penny Drive 2016-14The ESP team jumped on board with this year’s Spokane Guild’s School Penny Drive 2016. ESP’s Annette Guise led the effort to collect penny for this worthy cause. She placed a large glass jar in the kitchen and encourage the staff to contribute their pocket change.

Spokane Guild’s School & Neuromuscular Center (SGS&NMS) began serving children with developmental disabilities in the Spokane County in 1960. Currently, the SGS&NMS serves 200 children annually without regard to race, gender, religion or ability to pay. Penny Drive 2016-11

For children suspected of developmental delays, SGS&NMS provides comprehensive assessment and therapy plan. Children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, hearing or vision impairments, speech delays, muscular dystrophy, autism, traumatic brain injury (shaken babies) and other forms of developmental delays and rare syndromes, are all served.

Annette took the large glass jar back after the drive and pledged ESP to refill it for the next drive.