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Navy Federal Helps Make the Holidays Warm and Bright

There’s a saying that goes “Many hands make light work.” We know firsthand the power of many hands. Over the years, we’ve seen what can be accomplished when corporations pull their resources to do good. That show of support was felt tremendously this November when Navy Federal Credit Union brought together team members across the country to make blankets!

Overall, around 750 Navy Federal team members volunteered to make over 800 blankets for Veterans in honor of Veterans & Military Families Month. This was a coast-to-coast effort, as volunteers rallied at their campus locations across Vienna and Winchester, Virginia; Pensacola, Florida; and San Diego, California.

Navy Federal has a longstanding partnership with Soldiers’ Angels, spanning over five years and totaling more than $100,000 in philanthropic giving.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Soldiers’ Angles to offer volunteer opportunities at our campuses because our hybrid team members can easily come in and use their paid volunteer leave (8 hours annually) to support a cause we’re all passionate about – serving military communities.” – Brandi Gomez, Assistant Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

The team in Winchester even caught some media attention for their blanket-making efforts! Read more about their portion of the event here.

“As a veteran and military spouse, I know the importance of making sure our country’s heroes are supported and appreciated for their sacrifice and military service. The blankets from our volunteers will serve Veterans in need, and I’m so proud to be surrounded by team members that donate their time to show up for our members and local community when they need us most.” – Dottie Day, Vice President of Navy Federal Credit Union’s Winchester Operations and Contact Center

What’s a No Sew Blanket?

No Sew Blankets are just how they sound. You don’t need a needle and thread and you definitely don’t need a sewing machine! All you need is two large pieces of fleece fabric, scissors, and tape. They are a great activity for groups, families, or anyone looking for an easy craft project. We have lots of Angels who make them year-round to support Service Members and Veterans, and a popular project for corporate gatherings if you’re looking for a way to give back! Here’s how to make one.

Navy Federal has been a wonderful partner to Soldiers’ Angels over the last five years. Last year, employees from coast to coast came together to make over 500 blankets and 1300 paracord bracelets! We are so appreciative of their support. If your company is looking for a meaningful way to give back through corporate engagement, learn more here.