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indiana membersIndianapolis, IN –  Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), along with extremely generous members, hosted a successful school supply campaign and provided 4,000 backpacks and school supplies to underserved children.  Enough funds were raised for the Indiana Members Foundation to donate more than 76,000 supplies, which included:  backpacks, erasers, pencils, crayons, markers, spiral notebooks, pens, pencil sharpeners, rulers, notebook paper, scissors, pocket folders, colored pencils, glue sticks and composition notebooks.
IMCU employees volunteered their time to fill the backpacks at their “Stuffing Party” on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at their headquarters located at 5103 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis. In addition, IMCU, in partnership with [...]


photo 3Fort St John – Did you know that there are opportunities for you to learn new skills yet give back to the community as well? North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) partnered with the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) with a donation of $8,800 to bring Community Can to Fort St John. Not only did attendees gain valuable skills, but a portion of the canned goods were donated to the local Salvation Army Food Bank.
The Community Can program took place over two days on August 23rd and September 13th at the Calvary Baptist Church. New and experienced canners from the community came together to try their food [...]


Credit Union Joins “Bank on More” to Educate Community

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

1st financialSeptember, 23 2014- 1st Financial Federal Credit Union will take part Bank On More’s “Live Larger” initiative which will give away a Jeep Compass in the month of October.
Bank On More is the Missouri Credit Union Association’s statewide consumer awareness campaign designed to educate the community on the benefits of credit union membership.  The focus of the campaign is to inform consumers on the distinct advantages that credit unions offer over traditional banking institutions. 
As a part of their “Live Larger” initiative, Bank On More is hosting a statewide contest to win a Jeep Compass.  Participants will drive their vehicles in front of a large display and take [...]


Credit Union Sponsoring Free Recycling and Shred Day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

american eagleEAST HARTFORD, CT – American Eagle Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a free   Drive-Thru Electronic Recycling and Paper Shred Day on Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m.  to noon at American Eagle Federal Credit Union, 417 Main Street in East Hartford.
Safe and secure electronic recycling will be provided by SpaceFitters. Bring unwanted computers, laptops, monitors, printers, computer cables/wires/mice, televisions, telephones, light bulbs, batteries, and lamps. DO NOT BRING: air conditioners, kitchen appliances, microwave ovens, freezers, or clothes washers/dryers.

Safe and secure paper shredding will be provided by Iron Mountain. Bring up to three boxes/bags of paper (per person) for on-site confidential shredding. This includes office paper and file folders. You [...]


peachtreeLAWRENCEVILLE, GA  –  Peach State Federal Credit Union has donated a portion of the proceeds from the 19th Annual Northeast Georgia Chapter of Credit Unions to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) in Gwinnett county. 
Each year, the Chapter selects local charities in the counties served by participating credit unions to receive funds from the annual golf tournament.  “Our continued support of PADV ensures that there will be an ongoing effort to support the women and children who experience domestic violence in our community.  We’re proud to support this worthy cause and we’re excited for them to utilize this donation for the benefit of our community,” said Laura Ryll, Chapter Board Member [...]


Credit Unions Hosting FREE Webinar for Credit Scores

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

cusense Pasadena, TX – Area credit unions are joining together through the cooperative spirit that exemplifies the credit union movement and have planned a weeklong celebration of International Credit Union week (October 13th – 17th) with activities designed to give back to the community.
On Wednesday, October 15th, the credit unions will be hosting a complimentary webinar entitled Know Your Credit Score.  This webinars will discuss the basics of credit scores and why knowing your score is so important. Attendees will receive practical advice on managing your score and learn to obtain their free copy of their credit report. The webinar will also highlight which credit unions will be offering a [...]


Credit Union Provides Financial Education for Kids

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

BizKid$ Financial Literacy 2014Sunrise, Fl.– BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, is providing financial literacy education to all Broward County middle schools through Biz Kid$, an Emmy Award winning show where kids teach kids about money and business.
“Educating Broward County School students, and our members, about financial literacy is the cornerstone of our community outreach and our people-helping-people philosophy,” said Sam Chesser, BrightStar Credit Union’s Vice President of Marketing. “We are honored to be the recipient of a Biz Kid$ grant and look forward to the positive educational impact it will have on middle schools students in Broward.”
All 43 middle schools in Broward [...]


Credit Union Awards Community Leadership Scholarship

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

Presentation 1Photo (left to right) – Dr. Pete Karsten, Campus President – Baker College of Auburn Hills, Michael Vickers, Award Recipient, and Jackie Buchanan, Genisys Credit Union President and CEO.  
Auburn Hills, Mich. –  Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula, recently funded the 2014 Dianne Addington Community Leadership scholarship to local Baker College student, Michael Vickers.
“We are grateful to be able to assist students in their academic career,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO of Genisys Credit Union. “We wish Mr. Vickers the best of luck with his future endeavors.”
This $2,000 scholarship was created in honor of former CEO, [...]


Credit Union Holding Free Community Shred Day Events

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

CaptureLivonia, Mich. – Zeal Credit Union, formerly known as Co-op Services Credit Union, is hosting two free Community Shred Day events in October.  The document shredding events are open to the public with a limit of five bags or boxes of personal documents. Participants are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food items that will be donated to local food pantries.
 
The first event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in the parking lot of the Zeal Credit Union branch, located at 22000 Allen Road in Woodhaven. 
 
The second document shredding event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October [...]


CaptureFALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS – St. Anne’s Credit Union is proud to announce that Kelly Baldwin (Marketing/CRA Officer) has been named a Banker & Tradesman Credit Union Hero!  Every year Banker & Tradesman searches for local credit union professionals “who have made outstanding contributions to the industry and the community, giving freely of their time, energy and resources for volunteerism, community services and charity.”  Kelly was nominated for the award by Ed O’Donnell, the Executive Vice President at Sundin Associates.  As Ed said in the Banker & Tradesman article about Kelly, “more than anything else, he has been impressed with how Baldwin volunteers her own time and energy for many [...]