Humanitarian Highlight 5.20.21
For this week's Humanitarian Highlight, we want to take a look at the positivity within CUs and their communities. 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 good works!! From scholarships to hospitals and the most vulnerable let's look at the positivity CUs spread within their communities.
Cascade Township, a branch of the Kent District Library received a donation of over 1,000 books. Michigan First credit union had their organization, First for Good, set up boxes at their 28 branches to collect new and gently used books. They collected over 1,000 books for the library in 3 weeks. Michigan First CU and its generous members were able to aid the library in adding to their collection.
Achieva Credit Union has been named one of the “Top Workplaces” in Tampa Bay for the ninth year in a row. In honor of this huge achievement, Achieva CU is donating $30,000 to charities in their local communities. What's unique about what Achieva is doing is that each branch team and each department get $750 to donate to any community charity of their choice. This is awesome because they are making a huge impact on their entire community by dispersing the donations. Congratulations Achieva CU!
Corning Credit Union is matching donations to local small businesses in their hometown, Elmira, New York. The local businesses in the Elmira area have been extremely impacted by the pandemic. The initiative of this program, “buy now, shop later” encourages community support. When someone purchases a gift card of any amount from one of the local businesses, Corning CU will donate up to $50 to that business. Corning CU will continue to donate to these businesses until they have reached their goal of donating $25,000 between all of the local shops.
Sandia Area Federal Credit Union partnered with local community resources and was able to donate $40,000 to a local food pantry aimed to fight hunger. Together, they tackled FACE the Hunger Challenge. Feeding Area Children Everyday's goal is to raise awareness of the hungry children in New Mexico. About 1 in 3 children in New Mexico are going hungry. Sandia Area FCU's donation of $40,000 is able to provide over 200,000 meals for those in need.
Unitus Community Credit Union pledged $50,000 to Legacy Emanual Randall Children's Hospital. The donation is to provide a BloodTrack and Belmont Rapid Infuser to the hospital's birth center. The new equipment is meant to supply emergency blood transfusions at the bedside. The equipment is critical in the birthing center and can save more than 25 mothers and their newborns each year. Unitus Community CU strives to improve the quality of life in their community.
Georgia United Credit Union's foundation, Georgia United Foundation has awarded scholarships to 6 high school seniors of the graduating 2021 class. This has been the 27th year that Georgia United CU has awarded scholarships. Their notable scholarship program motivates students to submit a one-minute video explaining how their continued education will help the community. The total amount of the scholarships was $30,000, enough to make a huge difference in each of these student's lives. Good luck next year!
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! It was great to see positivity within CUs and their communities. 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.