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Credit Union Raising Funds for Local Humane Society

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

voyagehumanesociety2Sioux Falls, SD – Voyage FCU is excited to kickoff another 75 days of fundraising efforts to tie in with their 75th Anniversary. The next cause is for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society and they’re calling it, “75 Days of Fur”!
The fundraising efforts started at the “Bark in the Park” 2K / 4K run / walk on September 20th. Voyage FCU was there will their ‪#‎LetsFindAWay Photo Wall for the runners and their 4 legged partners. Then over the next 75 days they will be doing onsite fundraising at the Humane Society on October 11th, 25th and November 15th from 11:30am-1:30pm. For every picture they take, every [...]

Credit Union Provides 500 School Uniforms for Students

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

indianaIndianapolis, IN – Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) hosted a uniform distribution event and provided more than 500 new school uniforms to the students at Riverside School 44, 2033 Sugar Grove Avenue, Indianapolis, during its Back to School night on Friday, August 1, 2014.  Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, ensured every student in attendance received a new uniform (three shirts and a pair of pants), as well as new socks and shoes.  Over 35 IMCU employees volunteered their time on Friday to disburse the uniforms and shoes to the students.  Additionally, students also had the opportunity to meet Indiana Pacer, George Hill, and Pacer Mascot, [...]

Scott Credit Union Supports Community Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

2014 Fall Festival Check PresentationEdwardsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $1,700 check to representatives from the Collinsville Main Street Community Association to be the presenting sponsor of its 2014 Fall Festival that will be held on Oct. 25 on Main Street.
The Fall Festival will be held 10am to 3pm on Main Street in Uptown Collinsville. The day is packed with fun family festivities that include Trick or Treating, a Chili Cook-Off from 10am to 3pm, a Children’s Costume Contest at noon, and a Pet Parade that steps off from the Dog Park at 2pm.
Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Cassidy Beck presented the check recently to [...]

Credit Union Supports Anti-Bullying Program

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

monster2The Halloween season is full of fun, but it’s not funny to be singled out, picked on or bullied by your peers.
Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula, is helping to spread that message to local students by partnering with Erebus Haunted Attraction and Olympia Entertainment’s local stage favorite Evil Dead: The Musical at the City Theatre to bring the national program Don’t Be a Monster to local middle schools in southeast Michigan. Don’t Be a Monster is an anti-bullying program that seeks to educate youth about bullying, diversity and inclusiveness while empowering them to stand up for their peers [...]

indiana membersIndianapolis, IN –  Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), along with extremely generous members, hosted a successful school supply campaign and provided 4,000 backpacks and school supplies to underserved children.  Enough funds were raised for the Indiana Members Foundation to donate more than 76,000 supplies, which included:  backpacks, erasers, pencils, crayons, markers, spiral notebooks, pens, pencil sharpeners, rulers, notebook paper, scissors, pocket folders, colored pencils, glue sticks and composition notebooks.
IMCU employees volunteered their time to fill the backpacks at their “Stuffing Party” on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at their headquarters located at 5103 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis. In addition, IMCU, in partnership with [...]

photo 3Fort St John – Did you know that there are opportunities for you to learn new skills yet give back to the community as well? North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) partnered with the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) with a donation of $8,800 to bring Community Can to Fort St John. Not only did attendees gain valuable skills, but a portion of the canned goods were donated to the local Salvation Army Food Bank.
The Community Can program took place over two days on August 23rd and September 13th at the Calvary Baptist Church. New and experienced canners from the community came together to try their food [...]

Credit Union Joins “Bank on More” to Educate Community

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

1st financialSeptember, 23 2014- 1st Financial Federal Credit Union will take part Bank On More’s “Live Larger” initiative which will give away a Jeep Compass in the month of October.
Bank On More is the Missouri Credit Union Association’s statewide consumer awareness campaign designed to educate the community on the benefits of credit union membership.  The focus of the campaign is to inform consumers on the distinct advantages that credit unions offer over traditional banking institutions. 
As a part of their “Live Larger” initiative, Bank On More is hosting a statewide contest to win a Jeep Compass.  Participants will drive their vehicles in front of a large display and take [...]

Credit Union Sponsoring Free Recycling and Shred Day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

american eagleEAST HARTFORD, CT – American Eagle Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a free   Drive-Thru Electronic Recycling and Paper Shred Day on Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m.  to noon at American Eagle Federal Credit Union, 417 Main Street in East Hartford.
Safe and secure electronic recycling will be provided by SpaceFitters. Bring unwanted computers, laptops, monitors, printers, computer cables/wires/mice, televisions, telephones, light bulbs, batteries, and lamps. DO NOT BRING: air conditioners, kitchen appliances, microwave ovens, freezers, or clothes washers/dryers.

Safe and secure paper shredding will be provided by Iron Mountain. Bring up to three boxes/bags of paper (per person) for on-site confidential shredding. This includes office paper and file folders. You [...]

peachtreeLAWRENCEVILLE, GA  –  Peach State Federal Credit Union has donated a portion of the proceeds from the 19th Annual Northeast Georgia Chapter of Credit Unions to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) in Gwinnett county. 
Each year, the Chapter selects local charities in the counties served by participating credit unions to receive funds from the annual golf tournament.  “Our continued support of PADV ensures that there will be an ongoing effort to support the women and children who experience domestic violence in our community.  We’re proud to support this worthy cause and we’re excited for them to utilize this donation for the benefit of our community,” said Laura Ryll, Chapter Board Member [...]

Credit Unions Hosting FREE Webinar for Credit Scores

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

cusense Pasadena, TX – Area credit unions are joining together through the cooperative spirit that exemplifies the credit union movement and have planned a weeklong celebration of International Credit Union week (October 13th – 17th) with activities designed to give back to the community.
On Wednesday, October 15th, the credit unions will be hosting a complimentary webinar entitled Know Your Credit Score.  This webinars will discuss the basics of credit scores and why knowing your score is so important. Attendees will receive practical advice on managing your score and learn to obtain their free copy of their credit report. The webinar will also highlight which credit unions will be offering a [...]