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untitledRapid City, S.D. – Every August, school age children in South Dakota look forward to embarking on a new school year; but for some, the excitement is curbed by their family’s lack of resources. In an effort to lessen the financial burden of back-to-school expenses and ensure as many students as possible are equipped with the supplies they need to start the school year on a successful foot, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is kicking off its 18th Annual School Supply Drive.
From binders to backpacks, pens, pencils and paper, BHFCU is collecting school supplies for children in western and central South Dakota at all BHFCU, Black Hills Power and [...]

philaWarminster, PA – Participants and sponsors in the 28th Annual Greater Philadelphia Credit Union Golf Outing raised over $14,000 for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP). Miracle Match from CO-OP Financial Services matched $10,000 of this donation, for a total of over $24,000 in charitable funds for CHOP’s research efforts.
Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of Credit Unions, and organized annually in memory of Michael F. Ambrose, Jr., the outing took place Thursday, June 12th at the Westover Country Club in Jeffersonville, PA.  With sponsors including Freedom Credit Union, other Philadelphia-area credit unions, and credit union vendors, the golf outing has raised more than $272,000 for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [...]

Credit Union Raises $20,000 for Local Non-Profits

Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Clackamite22Milwaukie, Ore. —On Saturday, July 19th, Clackamas Federal Credit Union (Clackamas) and its members celebrated their success in raising $20,000 for donation to two local nonprofits, A Safe Place Family Justice Center and Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council. During the festivities, Clackamas presented $10,000 checks to both of these extraordinary organizations, and Clackamas members were given the opportunity to meet with representatives from each group to learn more about their important, life-sustaining work.
The two nonprofits benefiting from this campaign are vital members of the Clackamas County community. Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council coordinates search and rescue in our region and improves local search and rescue programs [...]

IMG_3460NEWARK, OH —Hopewell Federal Credit Union held its annual Car Show on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at its branch office on North 21st Street. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Licking County Humane Society (LCHS), a non-profit volunteer organization devoted to the humane treatment of animals, operates a no-kill shelter in Heath, Ohio.
The event, sponsored by Webb Financial Group, Madison-Collins-Stephens Insurance, Courtesy Ambulance, and Mantonya Chiropractic Centers, was coordinated by JimMatheny of Kar Shoz. Despite the soggy weather conditions, proceeds for the event totaled $1000.00 and will be presented to LCHS in the weeks to come. The event brought in twenty six cars featuring a variety of years, makes [...]


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is excited to announce that our digital platform, CU Social Good, has just partnered with CafeGive Social!
Launched by CUAD in 2013 and recognized by CUNA in 2014 as the “Best Community Relations Program,” CU Social Good is the only online platform dedicated solely to the sharing of the good things that credit unions do for people and their communities every day.  Since the initial launch, over 2,300 amazing stories from 42 states have been posted!  While many people (outside of the credit union world) are uninformed about the credit union difference and unaware of the very nature of credit unions and their “People Helping People” philosophy, CU Social Good is helping to [...]

Relay for Life 2014 (800x485)Hanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU proudly participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Burlington last month, raising $10,006 from donations, fundraisers, and a match from the Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation. Hanscom FCU also sponsored the event at the Fight Back level.
Hanscom FCU For a Cure, a team of Hanscom FCU employees, ranked third out of 59 teams for fundraising, while team captain and training specialist Sandy Imbrogna received special recognition as the eighth-highest individual fundraiser out of 539 participants. In total the Relay raised more than $156,000 in support of American Cancer Society programs and services.
“Hanscom FCU joined the Relay For [...]

Credit Unions Team Up to Support Veterans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

DSCN2316Houghton Lake, MI:  In the spirit of Unite for Good, two Michigan credit unions recently came together to pay their respects at the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall. North Central Area CU and Northland Area FCU joined forces to bring free, ice-cold bottled water to the community during the Opening Ceremony July 10th.
At the water tent, the credit unions gladly accepted donations for Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, which was also on site. NMCAA provides immediate financial and practical support to ensure stable housing for area veterans and their families. Combined with $250 donations from each of the credit unions, NMCAA received $642 in total contributions during the event.
Representatives of [...]

Credit Union Hosts Bike Donation Drive

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

IMAG1223MAPLE GROVE, MINN. — On May 31, 2014 TopLine Federal Credit Union hosted a bike donation drive at its Como Park branch location with donations benefiting one of Keystone Community Services’ Youth Programs, the Express Bike Shop. TopLine members traveled from near and far to drop off bikes to help support local youth employment. Donations ranged from a single bike to truck and trailer loads. As the day wrapped up, TopLine members had donated nearly 80 bikes.
Why are the bikes so important? Keystone’s Youth Express Program, Express Bike Shop and Express Yourself Clothing, are youth directed social enterprises, serving as learning labs for young people entering the workplace, with all [...]

Credit Union Raises Over $2,100 for School Supplies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

dupageDuPage Credit Union’s Drive, Drop & Donate Event Raises Over $2,100 to Benefit Local Students in Need
NAPERVILLE IL–DuPage Credit Union would like to thank everyone who participated in its recent Drive, Drop & Donate event. During the fund-raiser, the Credit Union raised $2,175 to be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local students in need and be given out during the DuPage Regional Office of Education’s Annual Back-to-School Fair on August 6th at the Odeum  in Villa Park.
“We’re thrilled with the results and had the opportunity to meet so many generous individuals during the event,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions at the Credit Union. [...]

Credit Union Sponsors Softball Tournament for Charity

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

IMG_0102BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union has gone to bat in a big way for Gateway Services’ annual A Play for Gateway Softball Tournament. UFCU’s $5,000 donation is the first time in the softball tournament’s 29-year history that it will have a Platinum-level corporate sponsor.
“We are proud to add to the important legacy of this event that has become a community tradition,” said Zach Book, UFCU Branch Manager in Berrien Springs. “The funds raised during the two-day softball tournament are instrumental in helping Gateway offer the support they provide to the special needs folks and their families in our community.”
The 12-game softball tournament features corporate teams from [...]