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TGIF
Credit Union of America, Wichita, Kan., awarded Teacher Grant Ideas Financed (TGIF) grants to seven local teachers, a total of $3,000.
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Toy drive success
Hundreds of children at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and CHOC Children’s Hospital will receive toys throughout 2017 thanks to San Diego County CU’s members and employees, who donated 797 toys for its seventh annual toy drive benefitting the two hospitals. Separately, SDCCU will be the title sponsor of the 2017-2018 Broadway/San Diego season.
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Celebrating a new name
In Seaford, Del., Tidemark FCU welcomed the Seaford Chamber of Commerce and numerous members to celebrate its official name change ribbon-cutting. The CU had operated for more than 58 years as Sussex County FCU.
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Portland partnership
Point West CU, Portland, Ore., and the Consulate of Mexico in Portland formed a new partnership to promote financial education to the Mexican community in the Portland metro area. The partnership was formalized at a signing ceremony at the Consulate of Mexico.
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GCS raises funds for kids
Employees of GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., raised $1,113.34 in one month to benefit local scouts. The funds were split, with $556.67 going to the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and $556.67 going to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
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Cookbook benefits food bank
In Middletown, R.I., People's CU's Community Enhancement Committee coordinated the creation and sale of an employee cookbook. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook, totaling $1,182.50, were donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
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DuPont relocation
DuPont Community CU, Waynesboro, Va., relocated its Terry Court branch to 410 North Augusta Street in Downtown Staunton, Va. The new facility features a unique design and approach to banking that promotes a more personal interaction.
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Millionaire's Club
Market USA FCU, Laurel, Md., sponsored a "Millionaire's Club" financial education experience at St. Vincent Pallotti High School. At the launch for the club, more than 60 students packed the classroom, eager to learn more and begin their journey toward financial independence.
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RTN benefits PACs
RTN FCU, Waltham, Mass., raises funds each month to support credit union advocacy efforts through its casual dress program called Blue Jeans Days, $2 each for the last two Fridays of each month, Saturdays for $1. All funds for to the political action committees run by the Credit Union Cooperative Association (50% to CULAC and 50% to MCULPAC).
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