Humanitarian Highlight 3/28: Bloom
Hello everyone and welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight! Be sure to check out what each of these credit unions have done to create a #CUdifference. If you went above and beyond for your community and want to be given a shout out, use the hashtag #HumanitarianHighlight to be featured on our page!
How incredible is this? The entire Pelican team got together to assemble teddy bears for the service project this year! All of the bears that were made, are going to be donated to Life of a Single Mom, which will then be gifted to children all across Louisiana.
Through Jeans for Charity, IC Credit Union donated $1254.91 to the ACE Animal Care & Education of Central Massachusetts. Please visit http://www.ace4animals.org/ if looking for a loving animal to be part of your life.
Had the extraordinary experience when being on WFSB – Channel 3 Eyewitness News for the Channel 3 Kids Camp Telethon. With everyone’s help, they were able to raise over $60,000!!
What is the Channel 3 Kids Camp? “We believe all children should have the opportunity to connect with the outdoors through recreational and educational camp experiences regardless of economic, physical or developmental challenges. We have programs for children as young as 3 to adults. Each year nearly 3,000 individuals from Connecticut and areas throughout New England attend the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover, CT. The unique, year-round program makes it possible for all children to attend camp without financial restrictions.” Channel 3 Kids Camp
The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County was awarded an amazing amount of $3,000 by GLCU’s Board Treasurer.
“Boys & Girls Club of Lake County (BGCLC) is one of Lake County’s greatest resources, providing a constant source of hope and direction for youth. The Club is committed to inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens…BGCLC believes that every child has the potential to become great and do great things. The Club gives our members a fighting chance to create a better future, concentrating on children who need us most. Being the only non-profit of our kind in the area, BGCLC is the best alternative to unsupervised activity, which often includes gang involvement, drugs and other illegal or negative activities.” Boys & Girls Club
Proudly presented the UniWyo Charity Stripe to Climb Wyoming with an astounding amount of $4,350. “Climb Wyoming helps low-income single mothers discover self-sufficiency through career training and placement… The Climb program has evolved for more than 30 years into one of the nation’s most successful models for moving families out of poverty. The basis is career training and placement…but there’s more to permanent life change than getting a job. Long-term self-sufficiency depends on the ability to navigate decisions, conflicts, challenges, and emotions successfully.” Climb Wyoming
Presented Fisher House Camp Pendleton $1,500 in gift cards to help support military families in need. “The Fisher House provides a "home away from home" at no cost for families of patients admitted for medical care at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton or affiliated medical centers. The Fisher House represents the commitment to provide quality care and support to our guests during a time of need.” Fisher House Camp Pendleton
The night before the Credit Union Connect Conference, there will be a charity fundraising dinner, along with a conference. This will include an amazing night filled with idea and thoughts amongst the marketing and businesses developments that are going on.
"We expect roughly 125 people for the dinner and upwards of 200 people for the conference coming from credit unions across Louisiana and Mississippi…You can enjoy a little mystery and mayhem at the dinner, plenty of networking time at the cocktail reception, and a lot of dedicated trade show floor time at the conference.” Louisiana Credit Union Foundation