Credit unions continued to warm hearts during the cold winter months with acts of kindness and gratitude, fulfilling credit union’ people-helping-people philosophy.
Some ways credit unions contributed to their communities:
PSECU, Harrisburg, Pa., presented the American Heart Association (AHA) with a check for $45,000, representing its annual contribution to the organization’s statewide efforts to fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health, and share life-saving resources.
Each fall, staff at ORNL Federal Credit Union, Oak Ridge, Tenn., join together to raise funds for the United Way. The 2019 campaign theme was “Save the Day with United Way” and employees “came to the rescue” by raising $100,000. Since 2014, ORNL Federal employees have raised more than $500,000 for the United Way. The campaign was led by internal advocates who brought energy, passion, and inspiration to the fundraising efforts.
After a year of internal fundraising, the Giving Committee at LAFCU, Lansing, Mich., presented nearly $22,000 in donations to three charities: Capital Area United Way, Ele’s Place-Capital Region, and The House of Promise. LAFCU’s Giving Committee organized dress-down days, auctions, and other events for LAFCU employees to raise funds for these organizations. To support employee efforts, the credit union contributed $5,000.
Employees and family members of All In Credit Union, Daleville, Ala., volunteered more than 2,260 hours in their communities during 2019—a 60% increase from 2018. As part of the organization’s #WeGiveBack efforts, credit union staff volunteered with 60 organizations during 2019. Volunteer activities included feeding the homeless, educating students, cleaning up communities, and raising money for nonprofit organizations.
In 2019, Genisys Credit Union, Auburn Hills, Mich., began a partnership with Herrington Elementary School’s kindergarten and first-grade classes for a four-year Reading Buddy program. The credit union received the Communitas Award for its efforts. The award is an international effort to recognize exceptional businesses, organizations, and individuals who are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources, and who change how they do business to benefit their communities. The Reading Buddy program connects Genisys employees with students to improve their reading skills.