Humanitarian Highlight 6/27: Make the Change
Welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight!! This HH is a special one, and we are so honored to be able to give these spectacular credit unions a shout out. Being able to show our community what being part of the credit union industry is all about, we may be able to help create and inspire a world for those not following. If there are any credit unions who would like to be part of any future #HumanitarianHighlight, please use the hashtag to get noticed! If there are any credit unions who would like to be part of any future #HumanitarianHighlight, please use the hashtag to get noticed!
Totaling up to 1,915 items, Denver Community CU came together to help donate to the Spring Showers Hygiene Drive. With the help from their incredible staff, members, community and partners, the items donated were 276 feminine hygiene products, 232 tooth brushes, 153 bars of soap, 128 lotion bottles, 126 tubes of toothpaste and many more.
Through their #CommonKindness program, CommonWealth Central CU surprised and donated $1,000 to Cecelia’s Closet and Food Pantry / the Edward Boss Prado Headquarters.
The history of The Edward Prado Foundation:
“The Edward Boss Prado Foundation (the Foundation) was established in 2013 by Gary and Cecelia Ponzini as a legacy to Cecelia’s son, Edward Boss Prado, who died at the young age of 29. As a child, Edward was a good neighbor. He was sensitive to the needs of others and quick to offer help. For example, as a child he noticed that a young boy often came to school hungry and without a lunch so he asked his mother to prepare an extra lunch bag for this youngster. Thus, the Edward Boss Prado Foundation is built on Edward’s values of generosity, sensitivity, and of good neighbors.
The mission of the Edward Boss Prado Foundation is to work with relentless passion to empower people who are in need with resources that foster dignity and respect.” Cecelia's Closet
Recently hosted their 37th Annual TowerCares Golf Tournament and raised an incredible amount of $35,000!! The money will be donated to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
With a successful fundraiser at hand, Kohler CU were able to present $2,054 to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
“The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. story was told one person, one small group at a time, and grew from tiny fundraisers to partnerships with many local businesses, organizations, and individuals, who have all stepped forward to ensure that our WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans feel appreciated.” Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
How outstanding is this?! Charter Oak FCU dropped off 516 pounds of food to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.
Their mission is, “To inspire and coordinate the generosity and commitment that sustains a united, thriving community…United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization. Chances are many of your friends and neighbors have received assistance or support services from a United Way funded partner program. We bring together organizations, businesses, and people to help solve our community's most pressing problems.” United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
Awarded $104,500 in grants to local organizations!! The organizations have provided outstanding academic support and enrichment to their children and youth. Incredible job everyone!!
Presented two $1,000 scholarships to the 2019 Harold Gloff Scholarship winners!
“Education is of great importance to our Credit Union, especially given our history of serving local teachers” said Hudson River Financial President/CEO Thomas J. Powers Jr during the scholarship presentation. “Hopefully, our scholarships will help these two well-deserving students and future leaders of our community take the next step on their educational journey.”
The event will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019! ALL proceeds will be benefitting Credit Union for Kids and CUPAC.
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