Humanitarian Highlight 8/27/2020: A New Beginning
A new #HumanitarianHighlight is finally here! With many things going on in the world, it is important to keep in mind that we will always overcome any obstacle we come across. One reason why we love to create these blog posts is that it allows us to show the credit union family all of the outstanding acts many credit unions have done to help out their community. There is nothing better than coming together in different types of needs. If you know of a credit union who has positively impacted their community, tag us and let us know so we can give them a shout out!
Thinking about the people in their community, Abri CU took the time to deliver a $1,500 check to the Senior Services of Will County!! This is a partnership with Enterprise Car Sales as an effort to make sure supplies are delivered to all the seniors in the community. Incredible job, everyone!
“In 1962, the Older American Act was signed into law while Lyndon Johnson was the President of the United States. About that time, a committee of concerned individuals in Joliet began to explore how they might best help seniors living in Will County. By 1966, the group incorporated and the first Senior Services Center outside of Springfield in Illinois was born. Since its beginning, Senior Services has kept its mission to assist seniors to live safe, healthy, and independent lives through its programs and services.” Senior Services of Will County
Click HERE to learn more and to see how you can help!
We wanted to give a huge shout out to TopLine FCU’s member, Liz for her continued scarves donation to TopLine’s Knitting Club! She clearly has a kind soul and heart of gold. For her last donation, she made 30 scarves, so the foster children in the community can be warm.
Desert Financial CU is doing everything in its power to help keep their community safe. The CU purchased and delivered 17,000 cloth and surgical face masks to 14 different community organizations!! Well done, everyone!
Wanting to make a #CUdifference, Corning CU took the time to volunteer at Nourish NC for a chance to help fill backpacks for their Backpack Program!
“Our goal is to enhance children’s health and well-being by preventing the devastating consequences of child hunger.
NourishNC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to ‘Provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community.’ Our goal is to enhance children’s health and well-being by preventing the devastating consequences of child hunger. We are committed to providing our community’s most vulnerable children with nutritious food.” Nourish NC
Want to learn more about how you can help? Click HERE!
Caring about the future generation, Border FCU awarded 25 students scholarships that totaled $11,250! Congratulations to each of the scholarship winners!
Christian Financial CU donated $2,521.50 as an effort to help support the I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven!
“Lead the no-kill movement by rescuing, rehabilitating, re-homing, and providing a place of refuge for homeless dogs, while also providing a haven for the pets belonging to domestic violence survivors.” I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven
Through their Paying with a Purpose campaign, Logix FCU was able to raise a grand total of $20,000 to help four nonprofits with their food services! Outstanding job, everyone!
“Paying with a Purpose was created with the idea in mind that every penny counts,” said Alethia Calagias, Logix community relations manager. “By donating 2 cents per transaction, we were able to raise enough to give four deserving organizations $5,000 each. These dollars will go a long way in helping these groups help their communities during this difficult time.” Thousand Oaks Acorn
GET READY FOR CU4Kids Miracle Jeans Day!
This event is happening on September 9, 2020, so make sure your employees wear their favorite pair of jeans as an effort to help fundraise for local children's hospitals!
"Over the past 23 years, credit unions have raised an incredible $185 million. Credit unions raise funds by engaging their communities, members, and especially employees. This has allowed them to make an immense impact on millions of children every single year. 100% of the donations go directly to the children’s hospital in your community." CU4Kids Miracle Jeans Day
Let us all help make a difference to help end childhood illness!