Humanitarian Highlight 5/16: Watching Love Grow
Hi!! We are back with another #HumanitarianHighlight! Watching love grow one community at a time, is what we love to see! If you know of a credit union or are part of one that has gone above and beyond in helping, please let us know by tagging #HumanitarianHighlight or simply contact us on any of our social media platforms.
Donated $2 million to the University of Louisville athletics for their upcoming projects. The money will be invested in the Cardinals’ “Next Step Fund”.
“We are incredibly appreciative of L&N Federal Credit Union’s support, along with Chris Brown and his team’s personal support and involvement with fostering the mission of creating a terrific student-athlete experience at U of L,” said athletic director Vince Tyra. “Their mission and values closely align with ours and their ongoing financial support is a sure sign of their belief that we are on the right track.”
Started their morning bright and early to help volunteer at the BASF and Total swing off with Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament. This incredible event helps educate people and raise awareness for those in need of bone marrow donors, blood donations and cancer screening.
“Financial support from Miracle Match for Life has allowed us to facilitate more than 1,470 lifesaving marrow and stem cell donor collections, with our donors never incurring any expenses related to their donations,” said Hope Guidry-Groves, Program Director for the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program. “We plan to use 2019 contributions to fund the expansion of our apheresis collection center, which will help increase the collection of lifesaving stem cells our patients need.” BASF
Raised a total of $1,621 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Great way to get your credit union team together for a team bonding event while also raising money for an extraordinary charity.
“For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor and volunteer supported organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. We develop positive friendships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Last fall, the Northwest credit unions raised an incredible amount of $631,462 for the Credit Unions for Kids Auction at MAXX. Way to go everyone!!!
Donated 2,000 meals to George Washington Elementary School in Compton!
Proudly raised a grand total of $5,000, donated 154 blankets and 405 pajamas to help support Project Ignite Light. Can we just say, “WOW!!”
“Project Ignite Light is an organization, based out of North Dakota, through which children are provided important items needed when they are examined by their Local Advocacy Center or Hospital for Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse or Neglect. Often children in these situations are left feeling insecure and unsure of themselves and the people around them. Through Project Ignite Light we give them a small piece of security. Because so many of the hurting children feel used only new items are placed in the bags.
Every item that is placed in their personal bag has a special purpose other than the obvious daily uses. This could be allowing their caregiver time to wash their daily outfit to giving the child control over something as simple as a flashlight. We feel every item on this list is a valuable tool to the betterment of a child`s life. However, due to the vast number of children in need we will only succeed if the people around us get behind this worthy cause! Please partner with us to share Light in a dark place.” Project Ignite Light
Click HERE if you would like to learn more about this incredible organization.
This outstanding credit union is helping create a #CUdifference within their community, and we are so proud and inspired from their work. Their Northshore Branch donated $250 to Happy Paws Kitten Rescue. On top of the donated money, they collected food and toy donations to be taken to their local shelters.