Humanitarian Highlight 2/6/2020: Breaking into Change
It’s finally Thursday, so you know what that means? #HumanitarianHighlight is here and back with more incredible ways credit unions have contributed to making a positive impact in their communities. Is your credit union interested in being part of our #HumanitarianHighlight posts? 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!
Helping fight hunger, the Andalusia Branch from All In CU helped pack meals for The Tummy Project of Covington County. The Full Tummy Project provides easy-to-prepare foods to well over 354 elementary school students who run a risk for fighting hunger.
“Full Tummies is a project that is designed to provide a bag of food on Fridays for children in Covington County who are at risk of hunger on the weekends.
Children who qualify for this project are determined by the school’s administration, and their identities are kept confidential. Nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack items are discreetly placed in the child’s backpack at a time when children are not in the classroom. The project started in early 2014, serving grades K-2 at five local schools (Opp, Andalusia, Straughn, Pleasant Home, and Red Level) - about 40 students every week. In the fall of 2014, we expanded to serve grades K-6 at five local schools. In 2017, we are now serving about 270 K-6 students every week in seven schools in Covington County.”
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Helping spread smiles, SF Fire CU had the help of their outstanding members in donating $25,000 AND filling a few toy barrels for the SF Firefighters Toy Program!
With love, support, and holiday cheer, Clarity CU hosted a toy drive for “Santa’s Toy Box at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise!
We wanted to give this terrific credit union a massive round of applause for raising a total amount of $13,593 in the year 2019 from just their Jeans for Charity program! The beautiful thing about this is that all of the proceeds went to many different local non-profits throughout the year.
In the giving month of December, First New York FCU had the pleasure of donating $1,301.83 from their employees and members! The proceeds were donated to a non-profit as part of their People Helping People program.
Proudly standing tall, Alpena Alcona Area CU’s Lincoln Branch presented a $1,028.09 check from their 4th quarter fundraising efforts to the Alcona County Firefighters Association!
With the Flu and RSV season hitting many people like ever before. Many nurses aren’t able to take days off or get a break. So, Financial Plus CU came together to donate a total of 40 pizzas and many liters of soda to the Blank Children’s Hospital for all 150+ nurses! Absolutely incredible work Financial Plus CU and thank you for caring so much for all nurses in your community!
Let’s give a big shout out to Legalweek New York for hosting workshops where thousands of legal professionals gather to get a deeper understanding of the professional world. These types of workshops are great to go to because it allows people to network, learn new information (this is great when people who are more visual get a better look into what is being spoken), and to understand the different stages of legal businesses. These types of conferences perfectly represent how important and fun it is to attend credit union events. There is always too much information about forms, products, and compliance that makes the trip worthwhile!
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