Humanitarian Highlight 3.17.22
It’s Thursday, and we have put together another #HumanitarianHighlight where we look at community mentors and sponsorships by credit unions and other concerned citizens.
Lehigh Valley Educators CU was made by teachers for teachers, and they show their dedication as they donate another $5,000 to the Northern Lehigh School District to help improve the resources for the children. These funds were stipulated for the student benefits only, and the district was very grateful for the contribution.
CMEFCU was one of several sponsors acknowledging “Everyday Heroes” – those who have performed selfless acts instrumental in helping the community. Depending on when you are reading this, there may still be time to nominate a citizen of Greater Columbus you feel deserves this prestigious award. Five finalists and 20 semifinalists will be recognized in a special publication of The Columbus Dispatch, as well as being honored at a special televised event. This program has been running since 2017 and has many supporters, so be sure to keep an eye out for the winners.
This weekend, there is to be a bowl-a-thon at Skyline Lanes in Decorah for those in Maine who want to support the Youth Mentoring program at Helping Services for Youth & Families. They are hoping to raise $7,000 that will seek to connect the youth in Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek counties with a mentor. The mentoring program is accepting donations in person or online and the contributions are tax-deductible. Marine CU and many other area businesses have contributed individual dollar donations, as well.
Tennessee Valley FCU is a Premier Sponsor for the Big 9 Roots festival this April. The event is hosted at The Bessie Smith Cultural Center and will feature musical artists along with food and merchandise vendors from the community. This two-day event will highlight and help preserve Chattanooga’s rich African American history, as well as honor those from the area who have made (or are currently making) history. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public April 9-10.
OneAZ CU and the OneAZ Community Foundation are seeking applicants for their 2022 Community Impact Grants, through which they will award 50 nonprofit organizations with $5,000 grants. These go to the organizations that impact communities served by OneAZ and are double the amounts awarded in 2021. These applications are due by April 1, 2022. Last year, they awarded $292,000 in grants and it was the highest annual amount ever, as it went to 100 local nonprofits in Arizona. They have provided almost $750,000 since 2015 with these annual grants and other methods of funding.
Nusenda CU, along with other local businesses, were the presenting sponsors of the 2022 Women of Influence Awards in Albuquerque. New Mexico had its 18th annual Women of Influence celebration, and this year they honored 24 women who have made an impact on their communities. Nusenda and others are aware of how instrumental and important local businesswomen are to the state’s economy.
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