Welcome to a new year, with new charitable works taking place to help many wonderful and their members. We have really loved the increase in positive responses to our weekly #HumanitarianHighlights. This week, we see some of the many ways that the movement pays dividends and fosters community.

Town and Country Credit Union

The Habitat for Humanity Northern Lights has put together a new raffle, hoping to rehabilitate a two-bedroom house. It costs only $5.00 to enter for a chance to win some great prizes, and one of them is a $500 gift card donated by Town and Country Credit Union. The drawings will be held on March 5, 2022, so there is still plenty of time to donate!

Skyward Credit Union

Skyward CU had launched its Holiday Giveback campaign back in October which meant a percentage of every auto loan was donated to local nonprofits. These “Win-Win Auto Loans” raised a combined $11,475 for three Kansas charities.

Skyward CU launched its Holiday Giveback campaign back in October, which meant a percentage of every auto loan was donated to local nonprofits. These “Win-Win Auto Loans” raised a combined $12,325 for three Kansas charities. October donations totaled $4,525 for the Kansas Food Bank, a nonprofit organization providing hunger-relief efforts throughout Kansas. The donation furnished more than 18,000 meals for those in need. November donations raised $4,175 for the Union Rescue Mission of Wichita, which helps support rehabilitation, education, and transformation programs. Through their organization, the funds will contribute more than 1,900 meals.

December donations went to The Lord’s Diner, which is open 365 days every year, and with the $3,625 raised in this push they will continue in their “mission to serve meals with dignity and respect to everyone who is hungry.”

Capital Communications Federal Credit Union & State Employees Federal Credit Union

To truly show that Community it takes teamwork, and so these two Capital Region have announced a “merger of equals” over the summer of ’21 that helped donate $350,000 to charities across the state. It takes teamwork to truly demonstrate “community,” and these two Capital Region credit unions (who became a “merger of equals” over the summer of ’21) have done just that. The newly combined institution pledged a $350,000 donation to charities across the state of New York, with the money going to 50 food pantries and shelters in the Capital Region as well as Syracuse, Binghamton, and Buffalo.

Citizens Equity First Credit Union

CEFCU paid out a $20 million Extraordinary Dividend to its members, which means they have redistributed more than $380 million to their members in the past 22 years.

Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

WPCU distributed a Special Patronage Dividend in the amount of $10.5 million back to members. Since 2008, they have redistributed $94 million to their members with such yearly dividends, but this is the largest amount they have ever given for a calendar year.

Oak Tree Business Systems, Inc.

It is always a wonderful experience to examine the numerous ways  show appreciation for their communities. Here’s to another week of generous giving!

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