Humanitarian Highlight 6/13: The Fondness of Giving
Welcome to another #HumanitarianHighlight!! Do you know why we love writing these blogs? Well, that the answer to that is because we love expressing and showing our community how incredible the credit union community is. Being able to show the change that is happening around us can help spark a new beginning. We are the change this world has, so being the ones to inspire others in committing to helping those around, is what we love to see. If there are any credit unions who would like to be part of any future #HumanitarianHighlight, please use the hashtag to get noticed!
Their outstanding Foundation had the pleasure of awarding $125,000 in scholarships to 25 of their Apple Scholars. Congratulations to all the scholarship winners!! We at Oak Tree want to wish you all the best wishes for your next adventure!
How great is coming together to show an even bigger support for an incredible cause?? Merrimack Valley CU joined together with Bridgewater CU to help donate a grand total of $10,000 and an astonishing 3,905 pairs of shoes to give out to local shelters.
Before the Labor Day weekend, sixteen employees from Los Angeles FCU came together to volunteer in Operation Gratitude Assembly Day. With a few hundred other volunteers, the sixteen LAFCU employees help assemble 10,000 care packages that will be sent to the military servicemen/deployed troops around the U.S. and abroad. To also show their love and appreciation, LAFCU donated $4,000 to Operation Gratitude which then helped purchase 800 more care packages.
With becoming the 2019 Major sponsor for the Five 4 Friends campaign and the sponsor for the Friends Together’s 21st Annual Golf Scramble, Wolverine State CU presented a $3,000 check to Friends Together, a nonprofit cancer support center.
All working together to make a #CUdifference, these three credit union helped raise money to purchase bikes for the needy children. Being able to work together, they were able to raise $1,800 through branch fundraisers which totaled up to 30 bikes. Marvelous job everyone!!
Committing to help create a change, Lake Michigan CU has launched a ‘Band Together Campaign’ to help benefit pediatric programs in both Michigan and Florida hospitals. In 2018, they were able to raise over $40,000 and have ALREADY exceeded that goal for 2019. How incredible is this?!
Through their annual scholarship program, Virginia CU has awarded $75,000 in college scholarships to 30 student members! Best wishes on your next adventures everyone!!
Awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 12 students whom are attending colleges in South Carolina this coming fall. Magnificent job everyone and congratulations to all!!