TYSONS, Va., July 22, 2022 — PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second-largest federal credit union, today announced its employees donated 706 clothing and hygiene items for Mobile Hope, an emergency youth shelter. Employees of the Tysons headquarters location gathered in front of the building to load the received donations of socks, diapers, underwear, and sleeping mats onto Mobile Hope’s “Listen for the Honk” Bus which will be delivered to local youth in need.
The donation is part of PenFed’s commitment to give to local charities in the Tysons and greater Washington, D.C. community this summer, with employees purchasing items from Mobile Hope’s Amazon Wishlist to donate over 700 items to the organization.
Mobile Hope was founded by Donna Fortier in 2011 as a special project at Inova Loudon Hospital, after discovering a significant number of homeless youths in Loudoun
County. Fortier began by distributing clothing, food, and hygiene items to youth in need on the hospital’s mobile bus.
Fortier then expanded her mission to serve homeless and at-risk youth up to age 24. Mobile Hope works to shelter, clothe, feed, transport, guide, and empower depending on each client’s needs.
Listen for the Honk Bus is Mobile Hope’s iconic bus that has delivered fresh food, diapers, hygiene items, books, and toys to more than 320,000 family members since March of 2020. The bus travels to surrounding counties weekly to deliver donated goods to families in need.