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Spreading kindness
Alongside 20 other Minnesota credit unions, City & County CU, St. Paul, Minn., made an impact in the community during a statewide event to spread kindness in the community.
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Scott CU, Edwardsville, Ill., donated $1,000 to be a Touchdown Club Sponsor of the Mascoutah Little Indians Youth Football Program for the 5th consecutive season.
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Local heroes
Tropical Financial CU, Miramar, Fla., named Fort Myers real estate agent Gail Doxie as its 2016 Local Hero. Doxie was selected for her work helping war veterans recover from mental health issues related to their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Unsung heroes
CorePlus FCU, Norwich, Conn., held its seventh “Unsung Heroes Recognition” event on WINY 1350AM, which let callers name an unsung hero in their community. For each call received, CorePlus donated $25 to a local charity for a grand total of $3,175.
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Pauline Rayes won the 2016 Dianne Addington Community Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Genisys CU, Auburn Hills, Mich., funds the annual award in honor of its former president and CEO, Dianne Addington, who retired in 2010.
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Coins for cystic fibrosis
Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., helped students of Corpus Christi Catholic School count $2,700 in coins collected for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. AACFCU is a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has supported its Great Strides Walk in Mobile and Dothan for six years. In 2016, AACFCU donated $21,441 to CFF.
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Scholarships for Success
In San Dimas, Calif., Christian Community CU’s “Scholarships for Success” program awarded $72,500 in scholarships to 73 students in 2016.
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In St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus FCU’s Foundation supported financial education programming for the Latino community in the Twin Cities through a grant to Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, or CLUES.
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‘Show Your Stripes’
American Heritage FCU, Philadelphia, participated in the Ronald McDonald House’s “Show Your Stripes” Day. For $10 each, employees were given the opportunity to wear red and white striped socks or a “Show Your Stripes” t-shirt to support the Ronald McDonald House.
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Shred day success
Robins Financial CU, Warner Robins, Ga., held two of its popular Shred Day events, as Central Georgia residents shredded 15,000 pounds – or 7.5 tons – of sensitive documents.