Alhambra Credit Union in Phoenix unveiled a unique and historically distinctive new feature to its branch in Litchfield Park, Ariz. The credit union commissioned a mural from local artist and teacher Anthony Galto, who created a piece that captures the area’s history and culture. The mural represents the credit union’s relationships and connections to the Southwest Valley, including schools, sports teams, local attractions, and landscape.
The People’s Credit Union, Middletown, R.I., donated $1,000 to the Bristol Warren Education Foundation, a community-based organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the Bristol Warren Regional School District. The donation will support grants to teachers and staff for innovative, high-quality programs that enhance and enrich students’ educational experiences.
Georgia’s Own Credit Union in Atlanta, celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2019 by creating a yearlong program featuring 85 unique initiatives to serve the public good, beginning with a free gas giveaway to 400 TSA workers during the government shutdown in January and ending with an $8,500 donation to a local nonprofit organization in December, with the winner determined by a social media contest.
Freedom Federal Credit Union, Bel Air, Md., recognized Master Barber Anthony “Antmoe” Johnson, a volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford & Cecil Counties, as the winner of the second-annual #FreedomToHelpChallenge. The six-week social media contest called for entrants to post photos celebrating local volunteerism for a chance to win $1,000 and other weekly prizes to benefit a local charity of choice. Each week, individual volunteers and nonprofit organizations posted pictures showcasing local volunteerism in an effort that reached all corners of the county.
Allegius Federal Credit Union, Burns Harbor, Ind., partnered with the Porter County Toys for Tots program for the holiday season. Member donations, staff jeans day donations, and the credit union’s financial contribution raised more than $2,500 in six weeks. The donation resulted in the purchase of more than 230 toys, including two new bikes, helping more than 2,000 area children enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
SAFE Credit Union, Folsom, Calif., provided a $20,000 grant to Sutter Medical Center Foundation to support the Pediatric Emergency Room and Child Life Program at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. The funds will be used for equipment to benefit children and their families, as well as for enhancements to the Pediatric Emergency Room.
The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas will again award 20 $500 scholarships for applicants who exemplify the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” through volunteering, community service, and leadership. Ten scholarships will be awarded to North Dakota applicants and 10 to South Dakota applicants who are members in good standing of a Credit Union Association of the Dakotas-affiliated credit union.