In addition to serving the community through trusted financial products and great rates, LBS Financial Credit Union also proudly serves the community through charitable efforts and volunteering.
LBS Financial has donated
to local schools and community groups since 2000
volunteering in the local community since 2013
in scholarships since 2000
What is LBS CARES?
LBS CARES is our internal volunteer program where our employees receive paid hours to volunteer at select groups and events within the community. We also let our employees take the lead on getting us involved with organizations that they care about near our local branches.
Over the years, we’ve partnered with groups like the Assistance League of Long Beach, the Long Beach Rescue Mission, The Alzheimer’s Family Center, the ABC Education Foundation, Patriots & Paws, and more to help with events or projects.
LBS Financial also participates in Long Beach’s Adopt-a-Beach program and our employees, friends, and family have been cleaning up the coastline between 14th Place and 19th Place off of Ocean Boulevard for nearly a decade.
COVID-19 Relief Fund for Families
In 2020, LBS Financial donated $3,900 to the Long Beach Education Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for Families as part of our Adopt-a-School Program and 85th Anniversary. With these donations (and in partnership with donations from California Resources Corporation), the Long Beach Education Foundation provided wellness kits to over 500 students in LBUSD. Family Wellness Kits included the following items: toiletries for 4 (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and bath soap), 1 backpack, 4 facemasks, 2 jump ropes, 1 bottle of hand sanitizer, 4 beanies, 2 crayon and coloring book sets, 1 Uno game, 1 Scholastic “grab and go” book set, and a $25 gift card to a local grocery store.
Adopting our Local Schools
As part of our annual Adopt-a-School Program, LBS Financial works directly with three local school districts to make a difference in the coming school year. We work with Long Beach Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District, and ABC Unified School District to select three schools each year to adopt. The Credit Union encourages school supply collections from our Members during the summer to supplement the thousands of school supplies and special wish list items we purchase and provide to each school in September.
Scholarships for Local Students
Each year, LBS Financial provides over $20,000 in scholarships to local students. The Credit Union has been working with high schools and colleges to provide scholarships to 36 students each year, through the school counselors. In April each year, the Credit Union also accepts applications from Members for two $1,000 scholarships. In 2020, our $1,000 scholarship recipients were Orange County School of the Arts graduate, Alyssa Tadeo, of Cypress and Long Beach McBride High School graduate, Koby Melvin, of Lakewood.Learn More