Kary’s Helping Hand honored for making a positive impact in the San Diego community

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (May 19, 2022) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is proud to present the second quarter of the 2022 George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award to Kary’s Helping Hand, selected for the positive impact they make in the San Diego community. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that devote their time, talents and resources to helping others and making San Diego a better place to live.
Kary’s Helping Hand is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California that has been providing home-cooked meals to approximately 150 individuals at their monthly community outreach events. They also distribute gently used clothing, hygiene products, blankets, jackets, socks, and other needed items. Their mission is to support every individual experiencing homelessness as they make the brave choice to ask for help and leave the streets behind. They build relationships with every person they reach out to, encouraging them to seek shelter when possible. Since its inception in 2020, Kary’s Helping Hand has donated items to those in need at the East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC), a nonprofit that aims to provide transitional living and help restore lives. ​Over the last two years, they have also facilitated annual toy drives for the children living at ECTLC, and have contributed new bedding for the transitional living dorm buildings and remodeled the children and youth rooms.
“We commend Kary’s Helping Hand for being selected as this quarter’s recipient of the 2022 George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “We celebrate their efforts to support our fellow community members and applaud them for the incredible work they do.”
The life of longtime KOGO personality, George Chamberlin, was defined by doing the right thing. During his life, George's positive outlook, integrity and generosity touched many people. By doing the right thing day-to-day, George created a legacy that is being honored through the George Chamberlin Leadership Award. Along with his leadership and legacy, Chamberlin was also a renowned financial expert and provided a wealth of financial and business news updates to the Southern California community. Chamberlin presented financial wellness seminars for SDCCU for a number of years, offering his expert insight to help educate members of the community on a variety of topics including budgeting, investments and retirement planning. The community can submit a nomination quarterly at https://kogo.iheart.com/promotions.
To learn more about Kary’s Helping Hand, please visit karyshelpinghand.org.
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