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Adopt-a-family
Greater Eastern Credit Union, based in Johnson City, Tenn., purchased gifts for entire families at a variety of local organizations.
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Game on
Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU held a silent charity sports auction to raise funds for the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry. The Chalfont, Penn.-based CU raised a total of $1,405 to support the Daily Bread's mission in eliminating hunger.
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Recognizing excellence
O'Fallon, Mo.-based West Community Credit Union became the first natural-person CU to receive the 2018 Missouri Quality Award. The award is the state level Malcom Baldridge Award, which is presented each year to organizations that demonstrate excellence.
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Personal care
VA Boston Healthcare System received $1,000 worth of toiletries and personal care items from Hanscom Federal Credit Union. The Hanscom AFB, Mass.-based CU donated items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, nail files, brushes and reading glasses.
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'Market Days'
Hawaii Community FCU in Kailua-Kona, Hi., raised $24,281 for Hope Services Hawaii during the CU’s “Market Days” events. Sponsored and partners donated fruits, vegetables, baked goods, clothing, crafts to the effort.
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Food bank assistance
Genisys Credit Union supported two Michigan food programs with a check to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The Auburn Hills, Mich.-based CU presented the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan with a check totaling over $11,000. The CU also sponsored events held by the FISH Food Pantry.
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Funding schools
St. Louis, Mo.-based Vantage Credit Union conducted its Impact Education contest across five local schools. The schools received $500 to $2,000 from the CU to fund projects that will fuel the classroom.
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Developing curriculum
TBA Credit Union, Traverse City, Mich., presented a $9,000 check to a local Michigan superintendent. The donation will help develop a new curriculum as well as deliver 10,000 dry erase markers to be distributed among every elementary student and teacher in the district.
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Fighting hunger
Albany, N.Y.-based State Employees Federal Credit Union distributed over $300,000 among 40 non-profit organizations serving the hungry and homeless across New York.
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Member appreciation
Waltham, Mass.-based RTN Federal Credit Union held a member appreciation day with refreshments, giveaways and activities for kids.
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