Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., partnered with two local Boys and Girls Clubs for its first annual “Under the Big Top with AACFCU,” a two-day financial summer camp designed to teach youth the benefits of understanding money and financial planning.
Teachers cuts the ribbon
Teachers CU, South Bend, Ind., held a grand re-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for its location inside the Meijer market in Mishawaka, Ind. The location was remodeled and expanded from an electronic branch to a full-service TCU service center.
School supply donation
Nutmeg State Financial CU, Rocky Hill, Conn., donated 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need throughout the greater Hartford area.
First Florida gets kids ready for school
Hundreds of Florida students in need returned to school this year with backpacks full of supplies thanks to First Florida CU in Jacksonville. First Florida provided the backpacks, and for one month the CU’s employees purchased supplies and filled the backpacks. Members contributed more than $1,000 to the drive.
Jeans for a cause
TruMark Financial CU, Fort Washington, Pa., held a month-long school supply drive and allowed employees to wear jeans on Fridays in exchange for a donation. As a result, Collegium Charter School in Exton received boxes of pencils, glue sticks, folders, copy paper, Kleenex and more.
Digitally driven branch
Nassau Educators FCU, Westbury, N.Y., officially opened its second “digitally driven” branch with a ribbon-cutting in Deer Park on Long Island. The teller-less branch does not have glass partitions separating credit union members from staff.
IMCU gives back with a giveback
Indiana Members CU, Indianapolis, presented a check for $2,670 to Franciscan Health Foundation – Central Indiana as part of an ongoing debit card giveback program.
Back-to-school fundraising drive
ASI FCU, Harahan, La., held a month-long Back to School Fundraising Drive that raised $2,700, which was given to local schools to help purchase much needed supplies and fund school-based initiatives for the upcoming school year.
Donating food and backpacks for those in need
The Houston Chapter of Credit Unions’ Summer Food Drive resulted in a donation of more than one ton of food to the Houston Food Bank, plus a sizable monetary contribution. Separately, the Houston Chapter donated 7,000 backpacks plus school supplies to socioeconomically disadvantaged families in the Greater Houston area.
Top honors from the SBA
Langley FCU, Newport News, Va., was named the top credit union for Small Business Administration loans by the Richmond District Office of the SBA. This is the second year Langley has won the top credit union award in the district, having won in FY 2013.
Desjardins honors for SPIRE
SPIRE CU, Falcon Heights, Minn., won both the 2017 Youth and Adult Desjardins Financial Education Awards, sponsored by the Minnesota CU Network and CUNA. SPIRE’s partnership with Elk River High School’s DECA class garnered the youth award, while the adult award was for its commitment to educating adults throughout Minnesota on financial topics.
Recognizing advocacy efforts
The MidMichigan Chapter of CUs received the 2017 “Chapter Effectiveness” award from the Michigan CU League for its grassroots advocacy and fundraising efforts, charity work in the community, and hosting a fun walk/run that raised $4,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Dover FCU develops financial literacy curriculum
Dover FCU, Dover, Del., agreed to develop a state-of-the-art financial literacy program for the students of the Appoquinimink School District.
Ent's philanthropy campaign
Thanks to the efforts of its employees and members, Ent CU, Colorado Springs, Colo., raised $45,000 for the Springs Rescue Mission during a two-month philanthropy campaign.
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