An Interior Savings employee volunteers outdoors for day of difference

What do you call 400 volunteers and $10,000 in cash?

Kelowna, BC | October 18, 2021

Interior Savings calls it their Day of Difference, and it’s happening this year on October 21st. It’s a day where the Credit Union gives thanks to its members and gives back to the community.

The day-long celebration will kick-off with a breakfast for employees and locally made gifts for members. Then, in the afternoon, over 400 employees will fan out across their community to volunteer and surprise people with almost $10,000 in gifts, random acts of kindness and cheques to local non-profits.

Interior Savings’ Day of Difference is held each year on International Credit Union Day.

According to Kathy Conway, Interior Savings’ CEO, “It’s a day when credit unions around the globe celebrate the history and achievements of the credit union movement and all those who have been a part of it.  As a cooperative, we believe we can make the greatest difference in people’s lives by working together and this is one way to say thanks to our members and to the many non-profit partners who are helping to make our community strong.”

This Thursday, you’ll find employees volunteering across the Thompson Okanagan, cleaning up streets and streams, helping groups like Mamas for Mamas, Habitat for Humanity, food banks, hospice, children’s camps, and more with whatever work is needed.  Teams may also pop up here and there with gifts and random acts of kindness along with cheques to groups like CMHA, food banks, hospice, local service societies, the Foundry, and BC Children’s Hospital.

Most Interior Savings branch locations will be closing at 2 pm on October 21st to allow staff to head out into the community to volunteer. Interior Savings’ Member Service Centre and select branches will remain open for service and will instead provide a $500 donation to a local non-profit organization.

For a listing of which branches will be open on the afternoon of October 21st, members are encouraged to visit the credit union’s website at

About Interior Savings

Interior Savings is a member-owned, democratically controlled credit union dedicated to creating local money while helping to build vibrant communities. Through its 21 branches, 16 insurance offices, Member Service Centre, and two Commercial Service Centres, the Credit Union offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to more than 70,000 members across 14 communities. In the last 10 years, Interior Savings has returned $29 million to members through its Member Rewards Program and invested over $5 million in support of community programs. Learn more at, or visit Interior Savings on Facebook or Do Some Good.

For more information, please contact:

Corinne Johnson
Manager, Community Engagement
Interior Savings