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Puerto Rico relief effort continues

PenFed Credit Union, Tysons, Va., celebrated the opening of its new financial center in Puerto Rico with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The nation's second-largest FCU also announced that it would be launching a financial education partnership for Puerto Rican high school students.
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A bear-y good time

Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union announced another successful year with its toy bear program, in which the San Jose, Calif.-based CU donated 2,100 stuffed teddy bears to children in need.
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Thank you for serving

Zeal Credit Union in Livonia, Mich., hosted a Jingle Bell Rock party for 160 children. Attendees were able to play holiday-style games, make crafts and even write handmade cards for patients. Through these efforts, the CU raised $1,500 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.
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Blood banking

Roughly 50 pints of blood were collected by Town & County Federal Credit Union thanks to two blood drives held at the Scarborough, Maine-based CU's operations center. The blood drives were organized in support of the two-year-old child of two long-time members.
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Veteran donations

Three veterans groups received donations from Vancouver, Wash.-based Columbia Credit Union. A total of $22,600 was raised through the CU's local "Help a Veteran" campaign.
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Presenting checks

York, Penn.-based First Capital Federal Credit Union presented a check worth $6,750 to a local United Way chapter. The funds were raised through the credit union's "First Cap Gives Back" program.
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More mac and cheese, please

Catholic Vantage Financial Federal Credit Union hosted a mac and cheese bake-off to raise funds for the Christmas Angels project at its Plymouth branch. This was the Plymouth, Mich.-based CU's largest fundraising effort to date.
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Youth empowerment program

Hanscom Federal Credit Union, headquartered on Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts, donated $10,000 to the Crossroads youth empowerment program. Since 2014, the CU has donated a total of $50,000.
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Los Angeles Federal Credit Union in Glendale, Calif., supported their local fire department by donating bikes and toys to the fire department's family holiday gift program.
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Cookies for kids

First Heritage Mortgage Services raised $3,500 throughout 2018 to support the Cookies for Kids' Cancer nonprofit organization.