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Grafton, ND – North Star Community Credit Union in Grafton ND recently held a Backpack Exchange for the community. Throughout the summer, the credit union invited the community to drop off their gently used backpacks. The credit union then cleaned them, and filled them with various school supplies as well as some fun Pee Wee Penguin items and other goodies. Now that it is back to school time, the credit union had a special day for children to come with their parents to pick a “new to them” backpack for their new school year.
And then, as Nanci Gale-Wilson, Head Teller/Member Service Representative says, “Wow! What a turn out for [...]
MIDLAND, MICH.– Employees at Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union raised more than $260 for the Humane Society of Midland County 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 Humane Society of Midland County is a nonprofit organization that runs the Humane Society of Midland County Shelter and focuses on the care and adoption of homeless pets in Midland County. The group also runs the Pet Pantry, which provides pet food to local residents during [...]
Dublin, GA – CONGRATULATIONS to Georgia United Credit Union’s five School Crasher Runner-Up Makeover Grant Recipients including East Laurens High School in Dublin! These schools were announced by CEO Debbie Smith at the conclusion of Grand Prize Winner Chapel Hill Elementary’s Makeover Project. Chapel Hill Elementary was chosen from among 752 nominations from schools across the state to receive a School Crashers facilities makeover. Numerous school improvements – from new carpeting, landscaping and ground cover to wall murals – were accomplished with 150 community volunteers and numerous corporate donors on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26.
Check presentations were made at each of these “Runner-Up” [...]
LOS ANGELES, CA – SkyOne Federal Credit Union has announced it has expanded its partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to provide college scholarships to students whose families are NATCA members – primarily FAA engineers and air traffic controllers. Specifically SkyOne contributed towards the 2014 President’s Scholarship – the largest of scholarships offered by NATCA. Each year NATCA awards several scholarships to the children of NATCA members, and the President’s Scholarship is awarded to the most promising scholarship applicant. SkyOne, which has long been the preferred credit union for NATCA, will provide financial support of the program for which many of SkyOne’s [...]
HOLLAND, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) has donated 500 backpacks in support of the Migrant Resource Council (MRC) of Ottawa, Allegan and Barry County and the Boys and Girls Club of Holland’s Backpack Fiesta. The event, to be held on August 15, is designed to provide Migrant children in Ottawa County with backpacks filled with the supplies needed to prepare for a successful school year.
“We are extremely grateful to United Federal Credit Union for donating the $2,500 needed to purchase the backpacks,” said Deanna DeSantiago, Co-Chairperson of the Allegan/Ottawa/Barry MRC. “The unique Migrant population in Michigan is an absolute necessity to continue the economic growth of the state [...]
The Diamond Credit Union Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarship was awarded to four local students who exemplified Alfred A. Panfile’s commitment to volunteering in the community. In order to apply for the scholarship, students were asked to write an essay or create a video about their Adventures in Community Involvement. Diamond’s Scholarship
Committee chose the winners based on the creativity, quality of presentation, and overall message of their submissions.
Catherine Scoboria won the first place scholarship of $1,715. Scoboria is a graduate of Berks Catholic and will be attending Villanova University this fall.
Three additional scholarship winners received $1,000 each. Ethan Werner graduated from Wilson High School and is currently attending West [...]
Athens, GA – CONGRATULATIONS to Georgia United Credit Union’s five School Crasher Runner-Up Makeover Grant Recipients, including Whit Davis Elementary in Clarke County! These schools were announced by CEO Debbie Smith at the conclusion of Grand Prize Winner Chapel Hill Elementary’s Makeover Project. Chapel Hill was chosen from among 752 nominations from schools across the state to receive a School Crashers facilities makeover. Numerous school improvements – from new carpeting, landscaping and ground cover to wall murals – were accomplished with 150 community volunteers and numerous corporate donors on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26.
Cary Reynolds Elementary, Doraville – DeKalb County – $10,000 grant
Valley Point [...]
Gerber FCU Rewards Facebook Friend with a $50 Visa Gift Card!
FREMONT, Mich. - Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) conducted their annual Facebook friend drawing in early June. John Buckley, President/CEO (shown left), awarded a $50 Visa Gift Card to credit union member and Facebook friend Zachary Delong (shown right) after his name was randomly selected. It pays to be a Gerber FCU member! Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gerberfcu.
Gerber Federal Credit Union has more than 13,000 members with assets totaling over $124 million. Over 120 businesses have partnered with Gerber FCU to offer the benefit of credit union membership to their employees, [...]
Livonia, MI – Co-op Services Credit Union has launched its sixth annual Backpack Drive to run through Friday, August 22, 2014. Partnering with Volunteers of America, Co-op Services is collecting new backpacks, folders, notebooks, pens, scissors, pencils and other supplies that will go to needy students throughout Michigan. Donation boxes are located at the credit union’s 11 metro Detroit branch offices including Rivers Edge Financial, a division of Co-op Services with offices in Allen Park, Taylor and Woodhaven.
The donations will be distributed through Volunteers of America and its Operation Backpack initiative.
The Backpack Drive was kicked off with a “School Spirit” dress-down day for staff who wore jeans and t-shirts from their [...]
(Indianapolis, IN) Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), hosted its 6th Annual Golf Outing at Maple Creek Golf Course and Country Club in Indianapolis, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. 138 golfers attended the sold out event which raised over $28,000 to benefit the Indiana Members Foundation, whose mission is to support children in the Indianapolis and surrounding communities, in large part, through the Indy BackPack Attack Program (Indy BPA). The Indy BPA is an agency devoted to providing children with the tools essential to succeed in school such as; backpacks, pens, pencils and other necessary school supplies.
Highlights of the day included a complimentary [...]