Humanitarian Highlight 3.25.21
We are thrilled to present to you this week's #HumanitarianHighlight! Let's hear it for those lending a helping hand! 🍿
credit unions everywhere are lending a helping hand to their local communities, their members, and those in need. #Creditunions are a great example of what it means to be a part of a community, and here at Oak Tree, we are proud to be a part of the #CUCommunity. We see these posts as our contribution to lending a helping hand. 😊🤝
Twice every year, Firelands FCU offers qualified members the chance to skip one of their monthly loan payments. For every payment that members skip, Firelands FCU donates $5 to a local organization in need. With their Winter skip-a-pay offer, they were able to distribute a total in donations of $3,000 to area churches and food banks which will help provide meals and self-care items to those in need.
Cloverbelt credit union's employees banned together and assembled 100 Literacy Kits for kids in their local school district on behalf of the United Way of Marathon County. Included in the Literacy Kits were classics such as Curious George, and other well-known children's books.
California Coast CU, its members, and its local community raised $35,000 in donations during a recent initiative that was put in place to support local minority-owned businesses as well as, four local non-profits. All have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign members were encouraged to shop locally, and every time their Cal Coast MasterCard debit or credit card was swiped, the credit union would then donate proceeds to the Strategic Alliance – San Diego, which represents minority-owned businesses.
Alabama Credit Union has donated $100,000 to the University of Alabama in Hunstville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, as a commitment to establish the Alabama Credit Union Professorship in Entrepreneurship within the College of Business. The College of Business will use the professorship to recognize one or more faculty who focus on the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, or business strategy.
Achieva Credit Union has donated a total of $60,000 since the pandemic started to aid and support local education programs across its geographic footprint. Traditionally, fundraising for education is done through local community events, but with no events this past year being held, Achieva has kept up its support with direct donations made through the Achieva Foundation. Their Foundation is a 501© (3) Corporation committed to supporting organizations that create opportunities for social and economic enrichment of the communities that Achieva Credit Union serves.
Welcome Federal Credit Union made a $2,521.70 donation to the American Cancer Society. Since August 2020 Welcome Federal Credit Union has been an American Cancer Society partner, and since then, more than $29,000 has been raised through their partnership.
Abc30, Disney, First Book, and Educational Employees Credit Union all came together and donated a total of 5,000 books to Fresno Unified School District. More than 600 students at King Elementary will receive a free book to read, and five other schools in the district will also receive free books. This is all a part of Disney's “Magic Storytelling” Campaign, and it comes at a perfect time as most kids still do not have access to a public library.
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.
On a final note, we have started a new feature, the Credit Union Roundup, and we hope you return tomorrow to see what is going on in the Credit Union community.