Humanitarian Highlight 1.14.21
It is time for this week's #HumanitarianHighlight you guys! We are so excited to present to you all of these amazing #creditunions and the #CUdifference they have all made in their communities. Let's get started, shall we?! Also, if you know of a #creditunion who has positively impacted their community, tag us and let us know so we can ensure they get recognized! Let's see how they fuel the light!
Giving back to the children in their community, Volt credit union presented a check of $10,000 to The Child Advocacy Center, Inc. The amount was donated by Volt's members, others in their local community, and those donations were matched by the Volt Foundation.
TruStone Financial FCU, TruStone Home mortgage, and the TruStone Financial Foundation came together and provided close to 1,000 toys, and were able to donate $1,750 to charity just in time for the holidays. The donations that were gathered from their branches were then given to Toys for Tots, as well as The Salvation Army of Cold Spring.
“TruStone Financial established the TruStone Foundation in 2009 to reinforce its commitment to financial education. With strong ties and a healthy respect for education at all levels, the Foundation funds scholarships and financial literacy programs in the classroom and beyond. We believe by supporting our future leaders, our local communities will become stronger.” TruStone Financial Foundation
Lending a helping hand, Glendale FCU members and their staff took it upon themselves to donate needed items such as blankets, socks, towels, and stuffed animals for the children to the Glendale Police Officers' Association and their “Cops for Kids” program.
“The “Cops for Kids” Program targets the needs of the community's underprivileged, disabled, hospitalized and at-risk children, as well as those who are victims of accidents and/or crimes. Every year, members of the Glendale Police Department adopt families during the holidays, providing Christmas trees, gifts, and holiday meals. The Glendale Police Officers' Association has distributed over 20,000 toys to children throughout the community as a result of the generosity from Glendale citizens and businesses.” Glendale Police Officers' Association
Helping out our nation's heroes, Cobalt Credit Union teamed up with the SAC Foundation and collected basic household and food items for donation to the Veterans at Victory Apartment in Omaha and Victory Park Apartment in Lincoln.
“SAC Foundation is the charitable arm of Cobalt Credit Union and a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are a separate, independent entity operated by our own Board of Directors comprised of Cobalt Credit Union employees. We have a mission to be a steward of economic and social sustainability in the communities we serve. Our ongoing partnership with Cobalt Credit Union and its employees help further our mission.” Cobalt Credit Union
With the year 2020 throwing so many unforeseen challenges families' ways, Cal State L.A. FCU partnered with the Para Los Niño's Organization and participated in their Adopt-a-Family program, which helps provide gifts for families in need. Cal State L.A. FCU was able to donate a list of items ranging from household items to toys on the children's wish lists.
“In 1980, Para Los Niños was founded with the simple idea of creating a safe space for the children of Skid Row to “just be a kid.” Building on the importance of a healthy, stable home and idea of education as an equalizer, Para Los Niños has since become a leading organization serving thousands in Los Angeles.” Para Los Niños
During the holiday season, Fond du Lac CU hosted a canned food drive for the Solutions Center where with the help of their members, staff, and the local community they were able to donate close to 500 needed items to families in need.
“Solutions Center offers a multitude of services to those dealing with domestic abuse and homelessness. Our staff is made up of caring and dedicated professionals, on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to work closely with those in crisis. Our professionals understand that every situation is different, and services are personalized to each individual that is in need of assistance.”
The restaurant industry has been hit hard during this pandemic, and Honor Credit Union went to great lengths to support their local restaurants and small business in their community by providing much-needed relief. The funds raised went directly to employees in the restaurant business.
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! Please check out last week's, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598. How has your credit union helped fuel the light?