Humanitarian Highlight 3.4.2021
Welcome to this week's #HumanitarianHighlight where you'll get a first-hand look at #creditunions from all over making it their mission to make a difference in their communities. 🧡
Here at Oak Tree, we are so grateful to be apart of this #CUfamily, and we will continue doing our part to give back, and showcase others who embody what it means to truly make a #CUdifference!
The charitable arm of American First CU is giving away 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000. The credit union is looking for candidates who embody the people-helping-people motto, and who play an active role in their local communities. To be eligible, members must be graduating high school seniors or undergrad students currently enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or technical college, and who most importantly, have a passion for serving others.
Connexus CU has generously pledged $1,000,000 to Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan, which will help support the building of 80 homes across the province and will help families achieve their basic human needs. Connexus CU is also taking the initiative and working with Habitat for Humanity to create a provincial youth work experience program. This program will give 220 students each year the chance to gain trade skills, and Connexus CU will provide them with financial literary sessions.
During a month-long fundraiser, Mission Fed CU raised a grand total of $215,000. These proceeds will be used to benefit three of the credit union's community partners: The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Rescue Mission, and The Salvation Army of San Diego County.
TLC Community CU gifted $25,000 to the Lenawee Community Foundation and Kiwanis Regional Trail Authority. This donation will go toward assisting in the Kiwanis Trail connection and expansion between Adrian and Tecumseh. The extension of the Kiwanis Trail will bring the trail into the city of Tecumseh and is planned for later this summer.
Together Foundation has donated essential technology and educational supplies to two St. Louis metro area schools. This donation will aid teachers and students as they try to navigate the challenges of virtual learning during the pandemic. Ensuring students continue on a bright path and easing the burden placed on teachers to quickly adapt is the main goal for this credit union.
Tower FCU just announced their new philanthropic endeavor, Pennies for Change. Over the course of the year 2021, Tower will donate up to $250,000 to the TowerCares Foundation through the Pennies for Change program. The newly implemented Pennies for Change program will work by members simply swiping their debit or credit card, in-store and online. For every use, Tower will donate one cent to the foundation, and they fully expect to hit their goal.
Truliant FCU held its annual Financial Education Grants for public schools, and this year 11 of the 38 applicants in Truliant's member-owned communities were selected. They are receiving grants for individual programs aimed at improving financial literacy. The credit union is gifting more than $40,000 to this year's winners. The fund is intended to strengthen financial literacy in grades k-6 by gifting funds in financial-education grants to public school teachers, so they can implement financial education into their curriculum.
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