Humanitarian Highlight 1/9: A Reason to Smile
Hello, hello!! Welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight, everyone! Thank you to all who have created such a positive impact in their community and who keep striving in wanting to make a #CUdifference. Do you want to be featured in our next #HumanitarianHighlight? Just use the hashtag or send us a message via social media, and we will be more than happy to give your credit union a shout out!
What a beautiful way to spread around happiness and cheer! Canvas CU pledged $60,000 to help erase the debt of 18 Aurora Public Schools!! This is just absolutely incredible!
Looking forward to the upcoming holiday, AERO FCU’s team collected toys to be donated to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital!
Loving their community and all those around, Midwest America FCU volunteered at Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County to help wrap Christmas presents for all the military families in need!
“The Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County was created in 1944 by representatives from 23 churches. Today, Associated Churches is a unique faith-based organization that brings together 7,800 volunteers from over 134 congregations to pray, serve, and work together to improve our community and respond to those in need. We do not discriminate against any group or restrict anyone from receiving services from our organization. We serve people from all social, religious, gender, and racial backgrounds.” Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County
Excited in helping out their community, Grove City Area FCU had tags on their Christmas trees as a Secret Santa for many children in need. The credit union is happy to announce that all of the tags that were on the angel trees are gone, and the CU still taking donations until further notice!!
As a gift of giving, Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union donated $5,000 to the Calhoun County School District for their Backpack Program. The greatest part of the program is that it provides food and supplies to children in the school system, ALL YEAR LONG!!
Warming our hearts from their great act of kindness, Meritrust CU happily spent time with friends from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Sedgwich County during the WSU Men’s Basketball game and donated $25,000 including bikes to the organization.
"Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) matches youth facing adversity with caring, adult mentors outside of their home. We believe that all youth - regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or family background - can achieve success in life, especially with the guidance and support of a caring adult mentor. These one-to-one professionally-supported friendships last a minimum of one year. However, the effects of these friendships last a lifetime.
Mission: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Vision: that all youth achieve success in life.”
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Everyone would want an employee as dedicated and heartwarming as Joanne. Alliance Catholic CU has shared on their social media that their employee Joanne has crocheted 44 scarves for children in the Hearts for the Holiday’s program.
“I started crocheting one night without a real plan. After I had completed a few scarves, I thought, why don’t I donate them to all of the children in our program,” said Joanne. “I reached out to Tracy Aloisi, Co-Chair of the Hearts for the Holidays program, and asked how many children we were adopting this year. I was blown away by the number, not thinking I would have enough time to finish, but I knew this was something that I had to do.” Joanne
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