Humanitarian Highlight 4.14.22

It’s Thursday, and we have put together another #HumanitarianHighlight, featuring that are building communities with their donations and others who are helping children with kicks and spelling bees. Breaking records and pitching in to find cures for cancer is certainly setting a high bar in the community.

Connexus Credit Union

Connexus CU donated a record amount for 2021, as their contributions to national charities and other programs have totaled $2.5 million. This money went to help many at-risk youths, seniors, veterans, and others in their community. The charities included United Way, Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club, and many food pantries and shelters. The largest donation was bestowed in March of 2021 to Community Partners Campus in the amount of $1 million. The planned center will have a shared space for nonprofits to provide services to disadvantaged Greater Wausau community members under one roof.

Community Financial Credit Union

Last month, Community Financial CU held its 9th annual “Thumbs Up for Charity!” program, which allows members to nominate a local charitable organization to receive a donation of up to $10,000. Currently, they have 5 finalists: Amber Reineck House, Bluestone VOICES for Autism, Growth Works, Northville Community Foundation/Maybury Farm, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The winner will be announced by April 20th and all of the finalists will receive a monetary prize, based on the final tally of votes.

Listerhill Credit Union

Listerhill CU distributed shoes and socks to 400 children at Athens Elementary iAcademy, made possible by donations from individual and corporate supporters to the Listerhill Foundation. The name-brand items will help these students learn and play with more confidence as the “Kicks for Kids” continues to help local children obtain the footwear they desperately need. To learn more about this ongoing program, check out their Foundation Page.

NET Credit Union

Earlier this year, NET CU donated $30,000 to Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care. These funds were raised from the NET-A-PALOOZA Family Carnival & Cornhole Tournament, hosted with NEPA Cornhole at The Hilton in Downtown Scranton, as well as the NEToberfest Golf Tournament at Pine Hills Country Club. Peggy’s Pathway is a named after the late Peggy Pettinato, who passed away from endometrial cancer, and their mission is to support research into innovative treatments and early detection for this devastating disease.

Skypoint Federal Credit Union

Skypoint FCU is working with Banzai to teach financial literacy at local high schools and community colleges. This program was launched earlier this year at Gaithersburg High School, and is spreading to other schools in the community. These programs are a great way to teach students the skills and techniques to better control their financial security.

Educational Systems Federal Credit Union

Educational Systems FCU along with many others in the community sponsored the 34th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee last month. The champion of the county bee wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. in May to compete in the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Oak Tree Business Systems, Inc.

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