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Big winners and Boy Scouts
Lori Whipple-Baker was the $500 winner of a Facebook contest hosted by Advia CU, Kalamazoo, Mich. Advia also made a $500 donation to a community organization on Lori’s behalf. Lori designated her son’s Boy Scout Troop #265 in Galesburg.
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Classroom heroes
San Diego County CU is honoring local teachers through SDCCU Classroom Heroes, launched in partnership with iHeartMedia, including James Holmes of High Tech Middle School.
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Grand opening at the gallery
AltaOne FCU hosted 40 attendees at its corporate member service center in Ridgecrest, Calif., for the grand opening of AltaOne’s latest art gallery exhibit.
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Put them to the test
More than 140 seniors from Sierra Vista HS put their personal finance skills to the test during the Center for Financial Empowerment’s “Mad City Money” financial reality simulation event. SCE FCU, Irwindale, Calif., is the primary supporter of the Center for Financial Empowerment.
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Change for children
With a $10,000 Miracle Match from CO-OP, eCO CU, Birmingham, Ala., raised $47,571.32 for Children's of Alabama through its Change for Children's campaign. In the last seven years, eCO has raised more than $237,000 for the hospital.
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United Way donation
Employees of Red Crown CU, Tulsa, Okla., raised $7,032.95 to donate to the United Way.
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‘Get your rear in gear’
Staff from San Dimas, Calif.-based Christian Community CU, along with family and friends, raised $1,130 for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K Run/Walk. Team “CCCU & Reliance Community Church Run for Terri” was named in honor of Terri Pagett, a longtime CU employee who passed away in June 2015 after a long battle with colon cancer.
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Life-saving meals
Some 36 employee volunteers from Great Lakes CU, Bannockburn, Ill., hand-packed 42,768 life-saving meals at Feed My Starving Children. Their support secured a year’s supply of food for 117 children. Separately, employees from GLCU’s Zion branch donated cleaning supplies for in-need families to A Safe Place.
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First in the nation
SAFE FCU, Sumter, S.C., and its employees generated more than $10,500 in donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the society’s Light the Night Walk. Separately, SAFE said it was the first CU in the U.S. to place a video-enabled Personal Teller Machine at a manufacturing facility – the local Continental Tire production plant.
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Diamond sponsor
Pyramid FCU, Tucson, Ariz., now is a Northwest YMCA Diamond Sponsor. This highest corporate sponsorship level includes a $10,000 donation to the Northwest YMCA. Pyramid also raised $10,473 for Tucson Medical Center's TMC for Children. CO-OP matched $10,000.