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Bark in the Park
Voyage FCU, Sioux Falls, S.D., raised $100 for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society at the 14th annual "Bark in the Park" event. Voyage brought its hashtag wall to be used as a backdrop to take pictures. For every picture taken, shared and commented on through Facebook, Voyage FCU donated $1 to the local shelter.
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Dow Stuffs the Bus
Dow Chemical Employees' CU, Midland, Mich., collected more than 1,000 school supply and non-perishable food items in partnership with Garber Chevrolet's "Stuff the Bus" campaign.
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Supplies for Students
Highlighters, colored pencils and index cards are just a few of the school supplies collected through Advia CU's School Supply Drive to benefit schools and students in the local communities Advia serves in the Kalamazoo, Mich., area.
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New Affinity Card
Greylock FCU, Pittsfield, Mass., introduced a new debit card featuring the Lee High School Wildcats logo and school colors. Every time a member signs up for a Wildcats debit card, Greylock will make a donation to Lee High School.
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A Rising Star
Monica Aksamit, Olympic bronze-medalist fencer and member of Brooklyn-based Polish & Slavic FCU, was named the 2016 "PSFCU Rising Star" for her exceptional achievement at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
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CU on Wednesday
Western Cooperative CU, Williston N.D., matched its local Salvation Army Thrift Store by raising $2,906.78 during a campaign called "Western Cooperative Credit Union Wednesdays."
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Mission Fed Benefits Worthy Causes
In San Diego, Mission Fed employees raised funds through their Care Wear program, giving $1,500 each to Alzheimer's San Diego and the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The CU also sponsored a summer lunch program and helped promote baseball in the inner city.
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Community Grants
DATCU CU, Corinth, Texas, and the Federal Home Loan Bank Dallas awarded a $17,000 Partnership Grant Program award to Serve Denton to help the Denton, Texas, community.
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SECU Invests in Hospice Center
State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C., and its SECU Foundation made a $1 million investment in the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care, an inpatient and residential hospice facility. The SECU Foundation also made a $500,000 capital grant toward SECU Lecture Hall, a 200-seat conference area inside Fellowship Hall's new Outpatient Center.
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Record Year for Relay for Life
Diamond CU, Pottstown, Pa., supported the American Cancer Society Relay For Life for the 11th year. It was a record year for fundraising: $90,000, bringing its 11-year total to more than $736,000.
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Songs4Soldiers Benefit Concert
Scott CU, Edwardsville, Ill., presented a $1,000 check for sponsorship of this year's Songs4Soldiers benefit concert at Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park. The CU also pledged $250,000 over the next five years to support the new St. Elizabeth's Hospital being built in O'Fallon.
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Carolinas Roundtable
The Carolinas CU League, seven member credit unions from across North Carolina's 5th Congressional District and CUNA representatives joined in a roundtable discussion of issues with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-5) at Truliant FCU in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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School Supplies Drive
AventaCares, the nonprofit foundation of Aventa CU, Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its first annual school supplies drive for students in need. It raised more than $600 in school supplies and monetary donations from Aventa staff and members in one month, donated directly to schools in the three regions served by Aventa.
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