Oportun launches its first annual volunteer day benefiting 25 nonprofits internationally

SAN CARLOS, CA–August 29, 2019–Today Oportun launched it’s first annual volunteer day. Oportun Financial Corporation (“Oportun”) is a high-growth, mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing inclusive, affordable financial services.

Almost 1,000 Oportun employees participated in 39 projects across 36 cities in the United States and Mexico. The first annual Oportun Volunteer Day provided an estimated 1,875 hours of service to the communities Oportun serves and to the neighborhoods of its corporate offices.

“Oportun was founded on the principle of serving the communities in which we live, work, and serve. I’m very proud of our employees for caring not just about the financial well-being of our customers, but for taking the time to help improve their communities and their lives in other meaningful ways,” said Oportun CEO Raul Vazquez.

“As a mission-driven company, part of our DNA is to effect change and better the lives of those who need us the most.  That’s exactly what we’re achieving with Oportun Volunteer Day. It is a privilege for us to support the communities in which we all live and work,” said Sarah Livnat, Vice President of Community Engagement & Impact.

Projects for Oportun’s first annual volunteer day included writing encouraging notes to new mothers, serving families impacted by homelessness and hunger, assembling school kits for disabled students, and painting a school.

Nonprofit organizations that benefited from Oportun’s first annual volunteer day include:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • California 4-H Foundation
  • Ravenswood Middle School
  • Frisco Family Services
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Center
  • Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus
  • Fundación Pro Niños
  • José María Morelos Foundation
  • Instituto de Rehabilitación y Educación Especial

About Oportun

Oportun is a high-growth, mission-driven CDFI and provider of inclusive, affordable financial services powered by a deep, data-driven understanding of its customers and advanced proprietary technology. By lending money to hardworking, low-to-moderate-income individuals, Oportun helps them move forward in their lives, demonstrate their creditworthiness, and establish the credit history they need to access new opportunities. Oportun serves customers online, over the phone, or in person in English and Spanish in the following 12 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.