Another week, another #HumanitarianHighlight where we showcase all of the amazing efforts put forth by our #CUfamily 🌳🌻 Helping others grow is what the #CUdifference is all about, and Oak Tree is grateful to be apart of this community! If you know a credit union that has gone above and beyond in making a #CUdifference, use our hashtag #HumanitarianHighlight to let us know about it, so we can give them a shout out!

1st Community Credit Union

Wanting to help local organizations during these times, all three of 1st Community Credit Union’s branches came together and were able to successfully donate a total of $9,000 to organizations in their local community including the Tomah, West Salem, and Sparta regions. 

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union 

Affinity Plus FCU generously donated a $2,000 Campus Scholarship to a student in their community who is studying music education. This donation came from the Affinity Plus Foundation, where their mission is to “Engage, Educate, and Empower. Supporting students, educators, and community organizations in their pursuit to better themselves and their communities.” Affinity Plus Foundation 

Ascend Federal Credit Union 

The largest CU in Middle Tennessee, Ascend FCU, amazingly came up with a donation of $50,000 to present to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Ascend has always shown their support and admiration for the hospital, and what it stands for. 

“Ascend is committed to supporting organizations that are making a difference in the lives of people in our community and the state of Tennessee. Because of the work being done by the hospital, children receive the care they need regardless of their families’ ability to pay. We are honored to help fund their team’s pioneering research into finding innovative ways to cure and prevent disease.” Caren Gabriel, Ascend president and CEO 

Visions Federal Credit Union 

During these cold winter months, Visions’ Apalachin and Owego offices teamed up and collected donations which included scarves, hats, gloves, and boots to keep those in need warm. They were also able to make a donation of $500 to be used for purchasing children’s coats, which would go to the students of the Apalachin-Owego School District. 

TopLine Federal Credit Union 

This year, TopLine rings in their 22nd Annual Holiday Gift Drive, and a very successful one at that! They were able to fulfill six holiday wish lists for young families in their community, donate over 540 gifts, donate 185 handmade scarves, and came up with $660 in gift cards as well as over $600 in cash to their charitable partners. All of these amazing gifts, truly made for a special holiday for families in their local communities. 

Firefly Credit Union 

During Firefly’s 4 Days of Giving, their Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council was able to donate a total of $10,000 to four deserving organizations, with each organization receiving a donation of $2,500. The organizations included were Youth Link, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Community Bridge, and YMCA. “We are thrilled to donate to four local minority and women-sponsored organizations that make such a positive impact on our communities.” Reyna Staats, Head of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. 

San Diego County Credit Union 

SDCCU partnered with 103.7 KSON Radio and proudly supported St. Jude’s 33rd Annual Radiothon. Members of the credit union and the local community were encouraged to help raise awareness and contribute, if they could, to the cause. With all the support behind them and a reason to give, they were able to raise $240,582 in donations to help save children with cancer and other life-threating illnesses. 

“The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.” St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Thank you for reading this Thursday’s Humanitarian Highlight! Please check out last week’s post, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598.


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