STCU donates 10K to Panhandle Special Needs

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

When Panhandle Special Needs, Inc. employees took Spokane Teachers Credit Union representatives on a tour of their facilities earlier this week, no one knew the tour would end with STCU presenting PSNI with a $10,000 check.

PSNI, which provides services to the local developmentally disabled population, is currently raising funds in order to move to a larger property to accommodate its at-capacity programs. The organization’s goal is $1 million.

“We opened our doors in 1975 right here in this same building, and our programs have at least quadrupled,” said PSNI Executive Director Trinity Nicholson. “The pressure on this building is unbelievable, so we know it’s time to find a new home, and our clients really deserve it.”

Nicholson said she recently met representatives from STCU at a philanthropy lunch, and that they followed up with her afterward to request a tour of PSNI. She said no one at PSNI had any idea that they’d be receiving a donation.

“We’re so excited, and I’m not kidding you — we were so shocked,” Nicholson said. “It was moving and humbling.”

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