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Credit Union Collecting School Supplies for Students in Need

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

unitusPortland, Ore.–Unitus Community Credit Union is encouraging local residents to donate backpacks and other school supplies to young students in need as part of its tenth annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. The donations can be dropped off at any of Unitus’ eight branch locations throughout the month of August and will equip low-income children with essential school-related items their families cannot afford.
“Every child deserves to have the basic tools to be successful in school,” said Aimee Berg, Community Marketing Coordinator at Unitus. “We’re asking our employees, members and local residents in the Portland Metro Area (including East Vancouver and Salem) to help us make sure low-income students at local Title [...]

Credit Union Shows Appreciation for Community

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

???????????????????????????????Woodbury, MN – Ideal Credit Union wanted to celebrate its 88th anniversary and successful name change in a big way. So they invited members and the community to a week-long event, five branches in five days, to enjoy a hot dog, receive a free gift and a free sample $1.00 bill from the vault, which would be the ticket to winning $1,000 in one of the credit union’s daily drawings.
And the community responded! Hundreds turned out each day to take part in the celebration. Over 3,300 hot dogs were consumed over the course of the week, and five lucky attendees each took home $1,000 for having the winning serial [...]

Credit Union is Supporting Our Troops

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

untitledFLINT, Mich., –Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host the third annual “Support Our Troops” donation drive, as the nonprofit prepares to send care packages to United States soldiers overseas. Donations will be accepted at SCU’s nine offices in mid-Michigan and two offices in metro Detroit from Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Oct. 24.
Operation Care Package of Michigan aims to provide deployed military service men and women with the comforts of home by collecting, compiling and sending care packages overseas. Items collected during SCU’s “Support Our Troops” drive will be packaged and shipped to the troops during the holiday season.
“Service men and [...]

Credit Union Donates $500 to Local Shelter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Steppingstone Walk 2014

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS –  Steppingstone, Inc. sponsored its 12th annual Get Steppin’ 5K Walk this past Saturday, August 16th, in downtown Fall River.  The walk began in the parking lot of the Steppingstone building on North Main Street and then wound its’ way through historic Fall River, before ending back in front of the Steppingstone building.  St. Anne’s Credit Union donated nearly $500 to this local organization, and also had a team representing the Credit Union walking in the event.  Proceeds from this annual event go to help support Steppingstone’s First Step Inn, a shelter for men and women in the City of Fall River that in [...]

alaskaAnchorage, Alaska – Alaska Credit Union League donated the Biz Kid$ financial education box set to The Children’s Hospital at Providence. The donation is part of an ongoing relationship between local credit unions and Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives.
About Biz Kid$ – Teaching Kids about Money & Business
Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. Biz Kid$ is a part of the KUAC TV 9 programming in Fairbanks.
About Alaska Credit Union League
The Alaska Credit Union League is comprised of 12 credit unions throughout the state: [...]

In memory of Vermont Federal Credit Union’s Board Vice Chairman Gilbert Tabor, who passed away in 2011 of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the Credit Union challenged their entire staff to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Sweeping the nation, the challenge asks individuals to raise awareness for ALS by taking a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water over their heads, sharing the video through social media, donating to the cause and nominating others to do the same.
In the spirit of credit unions and the Ice Bucket Challenge, Vermont Federal has nominated New England Federal Credit Union, North Country Federal Credit [...]

Credit Union Donates Computers to Local YMCA

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

YMCA Computer Donation photoNILES, Mich. – Continuing its effort to find unique ways of supporting local community organizations, United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) leveraged one of its recent technology upgrades to benefit the Niles-Buchanan YMCA. UFCU donated five computer workstations – including PCs, monitors, keyboards and mice – that will help the Niles-Buchanan YMCA add technology instruction and programming to its Learning Tree Preschool, Babysitting area and After-School program.
“It can be costly for non-profit organizations like the YMCA to try and keep up with the latest technology trends in the marketplace,” said Lorrie Vallance, UFCU Niles Branch Manager. “Because UFCU goes through several planned technology upgrades to support our [...]

Credit Union Raises $9,800 to Purchase Backpacks for Kids

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

276A0404NAPERVILLE, IL – DuPage County is well known for its affluent communities, top-notch schools and family-friendly environment; it’s what makes it the perfect place to call home. But if you look closely, well past the manicured lawns and stately homes, an increasing number of families are struggling to make ends meet, let alone purchase the basic tools necessary to achieve success in the classroom.
As a way to help these families, two years ago DuPage Credit Union began collecting items at its four Branch Offices to be donated to local philanthropic agencies for distribution to at-need students. It didn’t take long to realize, the immediate need was larger and closer [...]

Credit Union Awards School Makeover for Staff Lounge

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

after2California – Foothill Federal Credit Union (Foothill) and CE Fry Construction were hard at work over the summer to complete a break room make over for the La Verne Heights Elementary School staff. Last Thursday Aug. 13, 2014, the school principal, Patrick McKee and staff were able to get their first look at the completed break room.
Foothill conducted the makeover contest within 14 foothill community school districts, taking submissions just before summer break. The applicants used video, humor, and pictures to show Foothill just how much their school’s staff lounge needed the makeover. This year’s winner is within the Bonita Unified School District.
After Principal McKee was informed that the [...]

hampelBill Hampel, Interim President/CEO of Credit Union National Association, recently accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge from Patrick Conway of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and the Credit Union Association of New York.
This challenge has gone viral in social media; raising millions of dollars for a good cause. Credit unions have stepped up with this good natured effort to bring attention to this terrible disease.
You can see the video of Mr. Hampel taking the challenge – along with John Magill and Ryan Donovan who both had ice water dumped on them as a surprise.
Check out the video here.