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PORTLAND, OR – Point West Credit Union is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its “Pedal Power Photo Contest,” used to promote Portland’s unique bike culture and to support the Community Cycling Center this summer.
In honor of the contest’s success, Point West donated $1,000 to the Community Cycling Center’s “Create a Commuter” program, which provides safety education and commuter bicycles to low-income adults striving to connect to workforce development.
“As a not-for-profit financial cooperative working every day to improve the financial wellness of our members, we understand how vital affordable, reliable transportation can be to success,” said Amy Nelson, President and CEO at Point West. “We hope these funds [...]
Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, recently awarded $10,000 in grants through its Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program to four organizations. Joan Wolfe worked for Indiana Members Credit Union for 27 years and was a huge supporter of Indiana Members Foundation’s mission to provide school children with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education. Joan lost her fight with Cancer in March of 2013, but her fight to help children succeed continues with the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program.
The purpose of the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program is to assist schools and community organizations that help children to [...]
FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS – St. Anne’s Credit Union employees once again formed a team to bowl in the United Way of Greater Fall River’s annual Campaign Kickoff Bowl-A-Thon. Taking place at Holiday Lanes in Westport on September 11th, the event provided each team with 2 games of bowling, food, fun and prizes. St. Anne’s Credit Union was happy to be able to donate nearly $225 to the United Way through this event and employee contributions to a Casual Day for a Cause. The Credit Union has been a supporter of the United Way for many years, participating in their events, and even “lending” them an Executive [...]
LOS ANGELES, CA – SkyOne Federal Credit Union co-sponsored the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy, a national mentoring and education program by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAPs). Lockheed Martin was a co-sponsor of the program. Held each summer by the FAA across dozens of U.S. cities, the ACE Academy is designed to help middle school and high school students learn more about aviation and related technical careers in the aviation industry. Participants enjoy interactive experiences including the use of flight simulators, field trips to aviation sites, and fun exercises that teach aviation history, physics of flight, and aircraft design and maintenance. The ACE Academy was [...]
FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS – Eight St. Anne’s employees along with one family member came together on Monday, September 8th to help out at the Sacred Heart Parish food pantry and soup kitchen in Fall River. Employees first helped to sort and distribute pantry items to all who came through. Afterwards the soup kitchen opened and St. Anne’s employees helped to serve over 175 individuals a hot meal in the Parish Hall. Every second and forth Monday of the month the Sacred Heart food pantry is open from 4pm-5pm, while the soup kitchen is open every Monday between 5pm-6pm to serve supper to all who come. St. Anne’s employees currently [...]
MIDLAND, MICH., – Employees at Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union raised more than $305 for the Coleman Veterans Memorial through their most recent “Jeans Day” fundraiser. For each of the one-day fundraisers, which occur throughout the year, participating credit union employees donate a minimum of $5, which entitles them to wear blue jeans, tennis shoes and logoed attire to work that day.
The Coleman Veterans Memorial, run by a committee of local citizens dedicated to honoring servicemen and women, is a nonprofit organization devoted to the education of local youth, residents and visitors about the sacrifices and services of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. The committee collects [...]
Eugene, OR – On Wednesday, September 10th, Oregon Community Credit Union, along with hundreds of other organizations across the nation, participated in Children’s Miracle Network’s Miracle Jeans Day. The event asks community members everywhere to donate $5 or more to Children’s Miracle Network to trade their traditional work attire for jeans. OCCU employees dressed casual for the occasion, but CEO Mandy Jones explains that their participation in Miracle Jeans Day is a bit different than other credit unions. “Years ago, we established an employee charitable fund called the ‘Jeans Fund,’ whereby our employees voluntarily contribute an average of $5 a month for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays.” So, on Miracle Jeans [...]
Fargo, ND – Fargo VA Federal Credit Union set a goal of raising $500 for Miracle Jeans Day this year. Not only did the credit union employees participate by donation $5 to wear jeans, but they sold muffins for $2 to their members.
The credit union not only met their goal – they exceeded it and raised $625 for this great cause!
On Monday, August 18th, representatives from Diamond Credit Union delivered nine boxes of school supplies to the Pottstown Family Center. The supplies were donated by individual Diamond employees beginning July 16th through August 14th. The Family Services Office will present the supplies to the local Pottstown families they service who are in need of help during this back-to school season.
Family Services is a community partner of the United Way and the Pottstown Family Center is just one of Family Services’ many programs. During the delivery of the supplies, Jessica McCartin, Family Development Program Coordinator at the Pottstown Family Center, gave employees of Diamond additional insight into the Center. The [...]
ST. PAUL, MINN. – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union announces the launch of its Plus It Forward website where people are encouraged to read and share stories about spreading kindness. The credit union hopes that as kindness is spread and Plus It Forward stories are shared on the website, followers will be empowered to echo the collection of good things people are doing in their communities. The Plus It Forward website gives visitors the opportunity to learn about Plus It Forward through reading about the good deeds of others, posting their own acts of kindness, or creating a “You’ve Been Challenged” card. This card nominates recipients to perform an [...]