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'Feed Our Vets'
Four CUs from the Catskill/Hudson Chapter of the New York CU Association – Mid-Hudson Valley FCU, Hudson Valley FCU, Ulster FCU and TEG FCU – held a “Feed Our Vets” food drive, collecting $9,500 worth of non-perishable food items to benefit the food pantry at the Castle Point Veteran Hospital.
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Dress down donation
Employees of Taunton FCU, Taunton, Mass., leveraged their Dress Down Program to give $75 each to six local organization that provide food to those in need, a total of $450.
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Annual Harvest Food Drive donation
Naveo CU, Somerville, Mass., collected 20 grocery totes of non-perishables during its annual Harvest Food Drive to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition’s Project Soup food pantry.
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Recognizing scholars
In Maple Grove, Minn., TopLine CU’s Foundation awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to 16 TopLine members who are continuing their education. The scholarship awards included four $1,000 scholarships and a dozen $500 scholarships.
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'Classroom Heroes'
San Diego County CU continued honoring local teachers through its SDCCU Classroom Heroes program with a nod to Melissa Cuevas of Knob Hill Elementary School in San Marcos. Winners receive a $500 SDCCU Visa gift card, and they are recognized as a Classroom Hero on a billboard in their community.
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Food bank donation
Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., donated hundreds of pounds of food to local food banks in its service areas following its annual food drive.
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Stopping leukemia and lymphoma
Pacific Service CU, Concord, Calif., raised nearly $15,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Pacific Service CU participated in the Light the Night walk in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Parks partnership
Employees at SPIRE CU’s Maple Grove, Minn., branch began a partnership with the City of Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board. Twice per year they will help clean up different areas within the Parks and Recreation system.
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Food for kids
Advia CU, Kalamazoo, Mich., made a $500 donation to Mattawan Area Pantry to provide children with nutritious, kid-friendly food packs they can prepare themselves on weekends.
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Three cheers for CUs!
Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md., donated $500 to the Chesapeake High School Cheerleading team as a thank you for performing at the CU's Employee Conference. Separately, the CU wrapped up its "Tips and Tools" contest with a $500 donation to Greencastle Elementary School in Montgomery County.