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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 [...]
Scott Credit Union’s Big Barkers Kidz Club will host a Fall Celebration from 10am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the credit union’s branch at 1019 N. Illinois Route 3 in Waterloo.
Club members are invited to visit the branch during the event, which will feature the St. Louis Rams Street Team, a bounce house, face painting, a pumpkin patch, games, refreshments, giveaways and a drawing for a fun fall basket.
“We invite our Kidz Club members to come out and enjoy a fun-filled morning,” said SCU Community Relations Representative Cassidy Beck. “We’ll have Scotty, our Big Barkers Kidz Club mascot on hand to visit and take pictures with [...]
Williston, ND – Western Cooperative Credit Union matched the Salvation Army Thrift Store of Williston, North Dakota $2,719.10 during a campaign called “Western Cooperative Credit Union Wednesdays.” On the third Wednesday of June, July, and August during the summer of 2014, Western Cooperative Credit Union matched the store’s sales, up to $1,000.00.
The funds raised through these efforts will help individuals and families throughout Williams County with programs and services that the Salvation Army in Williston can provide.
Western Cooperative Credit Union is proud to support the Salvation Army in Williston and its programs and services to our community.
Photo of (L-R): Justin Maddison, Western Cooperative Credit Union CFO; Sarah Slininger, Western [...]
Las Vegas, Nev. — Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) helped elementary students learn the importance of saving through its innovative program, “The Piggy Bank Project”. At the end of the school year, students at Walter Bracken Elementary saved just over $40,000. SSSCU received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to help fund this initiative.
The Piggy Bank Project is a collaborative effort between SSSCU, Walter Bracken Elementary School, The United Way of Southern Nevada, Young Philanthropist Society, Junior Achievement, and the Andson Foundation to provide real savings accounts for elementary students, while also providing in class financial education to reinforce the habit [...]
EAST LANSING, MI — To help college students get on the path to financial wellness, MSU Federal Credit Union offers money.edu, a free mobile app designed to offer financial tips and promote good money management skills.
Students can use money.edu to set up budgets, learn financial terminology and facts, submit questions to an expert,
and more. Not only does money.edu allow students to track their finances, but it allows them to do it on the go. Money.edu is available in the Apple iTunes App Store and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, operating on iOS 5.0 or later.
In addition to the app, MSUFCU also offers a money.edu video [...]