Humanitarian Highlight 05.19.22
This week’s #HumanitarianHighlight is on CUs encouraging the next generation. Here are a few credit unions doing their best to support and recognize the youth at work.
Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) presented $60,000 in scholarships to 30 students via its annual scholarship program. Each winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship from APGFCU, in the 25th consecutive year the credit union has offered the scholarship program.
Scholarships are a great way to encourage and reward the youth in the community. East River Federal Credit Union (ERFCU) awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students. The recipients were chosen for their demonstration of commitment to education and community.
Partnership Financial Credit Union (PFCU) has given over $33,000 in scholarship funds this year. The recipients were selected on their academic performance, financial need, leadership, and community involvement.
GCS Credit Union raised $1,030 for Monroe County House of Neighborly Service’s Summer Lunch GCS Credit Union raised $1,030 for Monroe County House of Neighborly Service’s Summer Lunch Program, which provides a free weekly “Family Lunch Bag.” Each bag features multiple items that parents can use to create lunches for their children. To donate, follow this link: https://www.monroecountyhns.org/home.
Credit unions do not just raise and donate money, but they also directly participate in programs that help support the youth. Throughout the month of May, Affinity Plus will be hosting eight events in branches across the state to accept donations of unwanted electronical devices to Minnesota Tech for Success. Their goal is to collect 500 computers to be repurposed for students and schools in need.
Education Employees Credit Union donated 700 bags to the Parker County Advisory Council for the Storybook Summer reading program, which promotes reading for students and families. The Parker County Advisory Council will fill each bag with two books. A member of the council will visit elementary schools in Weatherford to read a book to kindergarten students.
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