Humanitarian Highlight 3/21: Get Inspired
Hello everyone and welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight! What better way to spend a Thursday, than to get inspired from the credit unions mentioned in this post?! If your credit union would ever like to be in our future HH posts, use the #HumanitarianHighlight so we can see what amazing acts of kindness you all have done.
Being the magnificent credit union as they are, Premier Source CU donated $500 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is a nonprofit organization that funds type one diabetes research in an effort to advocate ways to better manage the disease and finding ways in preventing it.
“JDRF commits to using donations responsibly when allocating time, resources and dollars in our organization. As the leading global funder of T1D research, we know we achieve the greatest impact on the lives of people with T1D only when we steward funds efficiently. That’s why we’re able to invest approximately 80 cents of every dollar in our mission.” JDRF
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Appreciating the hard work firefighters have to endure, Central One FCU presented a $2,438 check to the Westborough Fire Department. With this money, the fire department were able to supply every firefighter a second pair or a second set of turnout gear.
All the awesome employees at Bay FCU plan out which local nonprofit they want to support with a silent auction, and they decided to pick and surprise Pajaro Valley Shelter Services with an $11,050 check!
“At Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, we work on ending the causes and cycles of family homelessness - one family at a time. We provide housing and supportive services to families with children in situations of homelessness in the Pajaro Valley.” Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Donated $5,000 to the Bristol Warren Education Foundation. This happened through the United Way’s Corporate MyFund™ Program in an effort for the funds to go towards funding high quality student training which will focus on engaging academics, positive community affiliations, effective management and developmental awareness.
“Through fundraising events and donations from individuals and businesses, BWEF provides grants to teachers and staff for innovative, high-quality programs that enhance and enrich our students` educational experience, and that are outside the scope of existing school budgets.” BWEF
Can you believe this?! Panhandle Educators FCU awarded $10,500 in scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on attending a local college.
Donated a generous amount of $1,000 to help support Watertown Noon Rotary Club’s Purple Heart Scholarship Fund. The money will go towards college scholarships to wounded warriors and their immediate family members.
Who doesn’t love basketball? Park CCU sure does, and they are so thankful to those who went out to support the University of Louisville Women’s Basketball Senior Night. With all of the attendance, they were able to donate $2,000 to the Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana.
“To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. At Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana you will find strength and comfort from members sharing their experiences and wisdom. We are men, women, children, a small-but-mighty team, a passionate board and dedicated volunteers. Together we create a program of support unlike any other. It’s about living your life when cancer is a part of it. Gilda`s Club offers a program of support from which you choose those experiences that are most useful to you.” Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana
Raised a total amount of $9,820 for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger over the course of 2018. On top of all of that, OTIS FCU placed twenty first statewide for total funds raised. Can we take a moment and congratulate Otis FCU on a job well done.