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South Dakota – Continuing their annual tradition of giving, members of the South Dakota Central Chapter of Credit Unions recently collected paper and canned goods which they donated to the local Salvation Army in Huron, SD.
The Central Chapter of Credit Unions is composed of the following area credit unions; Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, HB Telco Federal Credit Union, Huron Area Education Federal Credit Union, Huron CNW Federal Credit Union, M-O Federal Credit Union, all of Huron, and Oahe Federal Credit Union of Pierre.
Photo: Chapter members pictured presenting items to Captain Johnson at the Salvation Army are Dan Cumbee, Tiffanie Gebhart, Lori Woodruff, Karla Wiegel, and Jane Ramsell.
Twin Cities-based TopLine Federal Credit Union led a series of workshops in October at the first-ever Robbinsdale Middle School Parent Summit — College Now, College Later: It’s Never Too Early to Talk About College. More than 150 people attended the summit, sponsored by Robbinsdale Middle School’s Parents as Our Partners Program, Robbinsdale School District and a grant from Hennepin Technical College’s Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). The event gave parents an opportunity to learn from experts about preparatory programs, planning and funding for college.
The evening’s breakout sessions included a panel discussion on high school International Baccalaureate and post-secondary enrollment option programs (PSEO), as well as [...]
Langley, B.C. –Envision Financial employees have reinforced their passionate commitment to making a real difference in the communities they serve by pledging more than $43,000 to local charities and community organizations in 2014.
Causes that will benefit most from Envision Financial’s generosity include The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates, and the Envision Financial Employees Endowment. Employees have committed to regular payroll deductions totaling more than $43,000 over the next 12 months; this is in addition to their regular giving and volunteer programs.
Sarah Golos is one of the many Envision Financial team members who have renewed their pledge to charitable giving because she has [...]
HOLLAND, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) contributed $1,500 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County, Holland, Mich. for its recent 8th Annual Bids and Bites Gala Event. Bids and Bites is the center’s premier fundraising event, attended by more than 250 business professionals, business leaders, child advocates, and community members.
Since 1998, the Children’s Advocacy Center has provided care and support to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. The services, provided free of charge, enable children to heal emotionally and physically. The Bids and Bites event funds many of the center’s programs and services throughout the year.
Professionals, including therapists and mental health professionals, help [...]
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) donated $2,500 to the St. Joseph Public Schools (SJPS) Foundation, sponsoring its recent American Girl® Fashion Show fundraiser. Approximately $25,000 was raised from the two-day event held at St. Joseph High School. Only 65 organizations nationwide are selected to host the event, and, as required by American Girl®, 100% of net proceeds are used to support student initiatives.
More than 900 people attended three shows, which featured 75 young ladies from across Michigan modeling clothes from the retailer’s Christmas catalog. A myriad of fashions were represented, including historical and contemporary styles. Attendees also enjoyed refreshments, special drawings, and learned how clothing [...]
CU executives spearhead construction of two affordable homes to celebrate anniversary
Eight-year-old Valeria Diaz did not know most of the people crowded inside her family’s new home.
Still, the daughter of Manuel Diaz and Manuela Enriquez spoke proudly for her parents and two brothers while reading from a program and thanking the visitors for “sharing in our happiness. We really appreciate your support to make our lifelong dream come true to buy our first house. Thanks to God, Habitat for Humanity and all of the volunteers who helped us get to this point.”
The Nov. 25 dedication ceremony at the new Appleton (Wis.) area home was made possible by 20 Fox Cities’ business [...]
Ferndale, Michigan – Who wouldn’t want to win a trip to paradise just by paying their bills online?
By participating in the national bill pay sweepstakes sponsored by Fidelity Information Services, Credit Union ONE enabled their members to win Kindle Fire tablets, Apple iPod Nano MP3 players, a cash prize of $2500 or the Grand Prize of a one week trip for four to Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas!
Simply by using the online bill payment system members were automatically entered into the sweepstakes; with more usage of the bill pay system giving them more chances to win.
“Bill Pay is a great way for members to pay their bills [...]
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Service Credit Union, in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps, recently announced the launch of the 2013 Toys for Tots drive. The credit union’s President/CEO, Gordon Simmons, was on hand to greet Marine Corps Representative Staff Sergeant Daniel Sierra at the credit union’s corporate headquarters located at 3003 Lafayette Road in Portsmouth.
For the second consecutive year, Service Credit Union will be partnering with Toys for Tots as a corporate-wide initiative and will be collecting toys in all of its New Hampshire branches. The drive will end the week of December 16th when the Marines will pick up the boxes.
The Toys for Tots Foundation is the fundraising, funding and [...]
Warminster, PA – Freedom Credit Union Employees received training in Heartsaver® CPR AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and Heartsaver® First Aid earlier this month. Twenty-two Freedom employees participated in the one day training provided by Bucks County Community College’s Department of Allied Health.
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with American Heart Association’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond [...]
The employees of Texas Trust Credit Union donated turkeys and hams, as well as four fully prepared meals from Cracker Barrel to needy families of their local Webb Elementary school.
Photo shows credit union representatives delivering the food to the elementary school, where it was distributed to the families in need.