YORK COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- More than 200 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union employees spent Columbus Day working on different projects for the community.

It was part of their 10th annual 1st A.I.D.E. (Assistance, Inspiration, Dedication, and Experience) Day.

This is an idea many of the staff came up with several years ago to improve employee experience.

Monday’s projects included putting together bikes to donate to the Boys & Girls Club, toiletry kits hand-made blankets for the homeless, as well as donating the equivalent of 17,220 meals to The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

“Today is an extension of our caring staff, they have always had a heart for the community which is why they came up with this, but today gives them a venue to put that caring into action,” 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union Vice President for Corporate Communications Lisa Church says.

Staff raised $17,000 dollars this year towards the community service day, which is more than they've raised in previous years.

For more information about 1st A.I.D.E. Day visit their website.