Humanitarian Highlight 1.28.21

Press play and see what our #CUfamilies have done to help their communities soar to new heights in this week’s #HumanitarianHighlight!🪁 Is your credit union soaring to new heights?

If you see a #creditunion making a difference, let Oak Tree know so we can give them the recognition they deserve!📣👏 

Chartway Federal Credit Union

Chartway’s charitable arm, We Promise Foundation, and its board of trustees has donated an outstanding $600,000 grant to ensure that children who are facing medical hardship or illness can experience the joy and hope that they deserve.

“2020 was certainly a year like no other,” said Brian Schools, President, and CEO of Chartway FCU. “Every day brought new challenges, which is why we’re more grateful than ever for the support of our sponsors, partners, members, volunteers, and team members who helped us navigate the unprecedented global health pandemic to raise more than $600,000.”

“We are proud to partner with so many charitable organizations who seek to do good and change the world for children facing medical hardship.” Karen Lane, Executive Director of Chartway’s We Promise Foundation.

Skyward Credit Union

Skyward CU lends a helping hand to their community and gives a donation of $9,000 to Consumer Counseling Services of Kansas. This is a locally run non-profit organization, and they offer resources dedicated to providing financial stability to Kansas families in need.

Indiana Members Credit Union

IMCU generously presented a check for $1,500 to their local Cardinal Ritter High School, which participates in an ongoing school spirit debit card program. Since the beginning of the program in 2018, Cardinal Ritter High School has earned $3,000 through this IMCU giveback program. The partnership allows fans of the high school to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Raiders-themed debit card, and every time the card is used as a signature-based transaction, Cardinal Athletics benefits. Truly soaring to new heights!

Maui County Federal Credit Union

Wanting to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Maui County CU held a “virtual day of service” project to give back to people in their community who are struggling. The participants put together bags with needed items including personal hygiene products, and non-perishable food items. These bags were later distributed to those in need in the surrounding areas.

Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Giving back in a big way, Kinecta FCU’s 47th Annual Holiday Food Drive had major success. With the help of their employees, members, local community, sponsors, corporate donors, and individual donors, they collectively raised over $94,200 which aided more than 1,000 local families who are facing food insecurity.

Greater Texas Federal Credit Union

Greater Texas FCU matched $5,000 in donations to Austin Disaster Relief Network as part of ADRN’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Their program partners with churches and volunteers in the Greater Austin area to serve those in crisis by providing immediate monetary, housing, and counseling resources, as well as long-term repairing and rebuilding.

GreenState Credit Union

GreenState CU gifted a check of $100,000 to support a very critical fund within the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The children’s hospital has a fund that has been dwindling due to the strain of COVID-19 cases. The donation is the largest gift to date from this account.

“Thank you to GreenState Credit Union for providing our patients and families with support during these difficult times, made even more challenging with the pandemic.” University of Iowa Center for Advancement President and CEO Lynette Marshall.

Thank you for tuning in to our Humanitarian Highlight! These credit unions are truly soaring to new heights. We’ll be back next week with more generous credit unions! Please check out last week’s post, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598.