Humanitarian Highlight 7.8.21
For this week’s Humanitarian Highlight, let’s take a look at how CUs are mending the community they serve. 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 about your good works!! From virtual games to veterans and the most vulnerable let’s look at how CUs are mending the community they serve.
SAFE CU donated $20,000 each to Soil Born Farms and Allegiant Giving. Both of these organizations have programs that assist military veterans transitioning into civilian careers. Allegiant Giving is using the generous donation from SAFE CU to help pay for veterans’ certification tests through its online education program. SAFE CU aims to help anyone and everyone in their community.
SKY FCU partnered with Montana DECA to host the first annual Virtual Game-Of-Life event. The event was a virtual financial reality fair available to all high school students in Montana. Over 2,500 students attended the event from over 90 high schools across Montana. SKY FCU was very happy about the massive turnout for their event. It is very important for them to be able to share financial knowledge with everyone in the community and doing so through the youth is a great outlet for that.
Tropical FCU awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 3 students continuing their education in the fall. One student got a grand prize of $5,000 and the other two students got $2,500 each. Tropical has granted scholarships to students for the past 8 years. Previously, they gave out 10 $1,000 scholarships, but this year they wanted to make a bigger impact and ease the financial stress more. The students were picked based on their 500-word essays, resumes, and volunteer work.
United FCU held a sweepstake, “Drive Away Happy Auto Loan Event.” They randomly chose a winner to award $6,000 towards their auto loan payments. The generous donation will greatly help the winner with her auto loan payments. She emphasized how much this money will help her, not only with her car payments but now she can put more money towards other necessities. There were also other winners in the sweepstakes, United FCU awarded a choice of 90 days of no payments or $100 cashback to all approved loan Members. United FCU wants all of its members to feel supported by them.
Lake Michigan CU organized its Band Together Campaign for the seventh year in a row. The campaign is to support child care in their local communities. This year, LMCU was able to raise $75,000. Lake Michigan CU’s members and community came together to provide the best care for children and their families.
TopLine FCU hosted its annual Personal Care Drive in May. The drive benefitted three local non-profits. TopLine FCU members and employees donated a variety of personal care items like body wash, toothbrushes, diapers and so much more to community members in need. TopLine members and employees donated over 1,100 personal care items to help local families in need.
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! It was great to see how CUs are mending the community they serve. 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 at (800) 537-9598.