WCCU Donates $50,000 to the Jonnycake Center for Hope

Monday, March 1, 2021

Westerly Community Credit Union recently donated $50,000 to the Jonnycake Center for Hope. This donation will help the center offset the costs of renovations and future maintenance of their recently purchased building. This building will provide a better space to deliver safe, effective, and efficient programs and services that meet the evolving needs of our community. This donation is a continuation of #WCCUCares initiatives to help local community organizations that directly help those in the community who are in need.

“Community means helping and it is our pleasure to bring our philosophy of People Helping People to life by being actively involved with the communities we serve.” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union.  “We are very proud to be working with the Jonnycake Center for Hope as they increase not only their physical space, but the breadth of their programs and the number of people they serve.”

“Westerly Community Credit Union’s investment in this pivotal project demonstrates their deep commitment to community members who are struggling to meet their basic needs.  Our new facility will not only allow us to provide our core services under one roof, but it will provide space for new initiatives that will further enhance the lives of our members,” said Kate Brewster, executive director of the Jonnycake Center for Hope.

If you would like to support the Jonnycake Center for Hope through a personal or corporate donation, call (401) 789-1559 x15. You can also donate directly online at www.jonnycakecenter.org


The WCCU mantra, #WCCUCares, emphasizes their focus on caring about their members, their members’ financial success, and their community.  Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution that currently serves over 19,500 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020); Southern RI Chamber Choice- Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019 & 2020) community service awards; as well as PBN Best Places to Work (2018-19).


The Jonnycake Center is a nonprofit organization which offers a variety of programs: Food Pantry, Fresh Start Coaching, Financial Assistance, Community Health Outreach, Hygiene Assistance for Toddlers to Teens, Cooking Classes, Clothing, Income Tax Assistance, and more, to those living in Washington County RI. The mission of the Jonnycake Center is to provide basic needs, resources, and hope to their community members. Their vision is a community without hunger and poverty, where everyone can reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.