Humanitarian Highlight 1.7.21

Happy #HumanitarianHighlight everyone! How are you all doing? In today’s blog, we highlighted a few #creditunions who have exhibited outstanding work within their communities! Well done #CUfamily! Let’s begin this praise for some great credit unions!

Suffolk Federal Credit Union

Suffolk FCU has donated $2,500 to the Community Housing Innovation’s (CHI) Homeownership Counseling & Education Program!  “The White Plains, N.Y.-based CHI offers a counseling and education program for first-time homeowners, and down payment and closing cost assistance for income-eligible households on Long Island, N.Y., as well as for those in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.” CUTimes

First Capital Federal Credit Union

Making sure everyone in their community is well taken care of, First Capital FCU donated canned food items to help support the West York Area School District Bulldog Pantry! “The Bulldog Pantry supplies needed items to families and students in the school district on the first Thursday of each month. And, Life Skills class students work at the pantry to learn valuable lessons on the value of hard work and supporting those in need.” CUTimes

Gesa Credit Union

Continuing support for their community, Gesa CU’s Turkey Trot is a SIGNATURE Tri-Cities event held every year! Due to COVID-19, the event will be going virtual this year, but don’t let that shy you away from the fun-filled community tradition! Choosing to run either the mile or the 5k, runners can participate between Monday, November 23rd, and Sunday, November 29th. “We are extremely grateful to Gesa for their continued support and commitment to still host this virtual event despite not being able to gather in person as a community,” said Michele Roth, Executive Director for our local American Red Cross chapter. “The Turkey Trot has been a long-standing Tri-Cities tradition and although it will look different this year, it is still a great way to celebrate the holiday and support the important work of the Red Cross in our local community.” The quote is taken from NBC 23

Neighbors Federal Credit Union

For the past 12 years, Neighbors FCU has partnered up with WBRZ as a sponsor for [sic] Coats for Kids’ They accepted donations at all 10 locations throughout the Greater Baton Rouge Area! “For 32 years Pat’s Coats for Kids has provided a warm jacket to children in our community. It takes only $20 to give a kid a new coat in the proper size. During the cold months of December through April, we know that there are kids in the Baton Rouge community that do not have coats, whose parents cannot afford coats, kids that start their day at a bus stop shivering, and kids who enter a school needing time to “warm-up” to start their classes.” WBRZ 2


First New York Federal Credit Union

Due to COVID-19, this year has been very hard on us all. Now with students going back to school a few times a week while other days are spent at home learning, many don’t have the supplies they need to get through the school week. Knowing this, First New York FCU donated 450 backpacks filled with supplies (1,200 pocket folders, 900 spiral notebooks, and 700 highlighters), to the Schenectady City School District!

Common Trust Federal Credit Union

Supporting their community, Common Trust FCU has once again renewed its support for nonprofit health care as a Platinum Sponsor of the Step Out for Hospice Virtual Wellness Event. “We are grateful for Common Trust’s ongoing generosity as a key sponsor of our annual benefit. All the money raised through Step Out for Hospice will help our healthcare heroes provide care, support, and comfort to people of all ages with a life-limiting illness,” said Laura Wise, Manager of Fund Development.

GAC – We all know that GAC is March 2-4, 2021, who else is excited?!

“Let’s Begin” is a way of life for credit unions. We are always looking for ways to start deeds of greatness in this community.

Since COVID-19 had shaken up our year, it is imperative that we keep our heads up and stay positive during this tough time. We hope to see you all soon! If you have any questions, call us at (949) 548-7601.