Humanitarian Highlight 4.22.21
For this week’s Humanitarian Highlight we look at some ways in which credit unions are helping feed those in need. Credit unions are non-profit and almost all of them spend countless hours and dollars to help their communities. This drive to help others is we scour the internet every week, and then together with these lists of heroes. Is your credit union a stand-out when it comes to charity and community? Then hit us up on social media and let’s help get the word out on your great works!! Credit Unions feeding communities with donations, food, and inspiration ahead.
Visions FCU had a “Grow Hope” Initiative that helped them donate $6,000 to the Café Esperanza. Café Esperanza is a restaurant that has “pay-what-you-can” pricing for the diners. The Café works with One World Everybody Eats in a collaborative effort to help build community and help feed those in need. Last year the Café was able to serve around 10,000 meals.
Connexus CU donated $1 million to the Wausau Community Partner Campus (CPC). The CPC is a non-profit center that is about offering the spaces to help organizations helping deliver the necessary things to survive and thrive to those in need. This makes it so much easier for those charities to do what they need and save money and time for the locations they use.
Commonwealth CU donated $1 million to the Cardinal Cupboard at the University of Louisville. This student-run food pantry has been helping feed those in need on the campus. This donation will help them renovate the space and even support paid student workers and scholarships. The Cupboard will also be renamed the Commonwealth Credit Union Cardinal Cupboard. They are feeding communities today and will be for quite some time with this donation.
Cornerstone Community FCU donated $3,500 to the YWCA of Niagara Frontier, an organization that is improving the lives of women in their community. The credit union has long supported their programs with donations and volunteering as well. For over 100 years the YWCA and its partners have worked to provide classes and programs to help educate, house, and empower the women of Niagara County.
Freedom CU donated $2,117 from employees and customers to help purchase essential clothing for homeless children in the Greater Springfield area. They have also been collecting cash donations to help support local animal shelters. Last month they raised money for the Foundation for TJO Animals and the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter. The donations were made directly to the local animal shelters as well as through a purchased “Paw Print” that was for sale at Freedom branches for $1 each. From children to abandoned animals we see Freedom really helping their community!
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