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MAPLE GROVE, MINN. — On May 31, 2014 TopLine Federal Credit Union hosted a bike donation drive at its Como Park branch location with donations benefiting one of Keystone Community Services’ Youth Programs, the Express Bike Shop. TopLine members traveled from near and far to drop off bikes to help support local youth employment. Donations ranged from a single bike to truck and trailer loads. As the day wrapped up, TopLine members had donated nearly 80 bikes.
Why are the bikes so important? Keystone’s Youth Express Program, Express Bike Shop and Express Yourself Clothing, are youth directed social enterprises, serving as learning labs for young people entering the workplace, with all [...]
DuPage Credit Union’s Drive, Drop & Donate Event Raises Over $2,100 to Benefit Local Students in Need
NAPERVILLE IL–DuPage Credit Union would like to thank everyone who participated in its recent Drive, Drop & Donate event. During the fund-raiser, the Credit Union raised $2,175 to be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local students in need and be given out during the DuPage Regional Office of Education’s Annual Back-to-School Fair on August 6th at the Odeum in Villa Park.
“We’re thrilled with the results and had the opportunity to meet so many generous individuals during the event,” said Amy Brandt, Vice President of Business Solutions at the Credit Union. [...]
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union has gone to bat in a big way for Gateway Services’ annual A Play for Gateway Softball Tournament. UFCU’s $5,000 donation is the first time in the softball tournament’s 29-year history that it will have a Platinum-level corporate sponsor.
“We are proud to add to the important legacy of this event that has become a community tradition,” said Zach Book, UFCU Branch Manager in Berrien Springs. “The funds raised during the two-day softball tournament are instrumental in helping Gateway offer the support they provide to the special needs folks and their families in our community.”
The 12-game softball tournament features corporate teams from [...]
BEAVERTON, Ore. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—-The second annual Dave and Dan Classic, presented by First Tech FCU and OnPoint Community CU, raised a record $408,000 for Credit Unions for Kids, which benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The tournament took place at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore., July 14.
The golf tournament was created under the leadership of Tom Sargent, former First Tech president/CEO, and is named after NFL Hall of Fame inductees Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts. This year’s edition featured 28 celebrity guests including fellow Pro Football Hall of Famers Ronnie Lott, Mel Renfro and Kellen Winslow.
“This tournament would not have succeeded without the support [...]
Glendale, AZ – Thanks to Credit Union West, several children under the care of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic had the opportunity to attend summer camp at the Highlands Center for Natural History. It is a great partnership with two non-profits that benefit children. The camps are packed with outdoor fun and discovery providing a great summer experience for youngsters!
About Credit Union West
Credit Union West was founded in 1951 and is an award-winning financial cooperative. Today it serves over 50,000 members with more than $500 million in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted [...]
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Educational Community Credit Union (ECCU) has donated $1,154 to the Great Lakes Burn Camp (GLBC) to assist more than 60 Michigan kids attending the summer session, August 9-15, 2014, at Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, Mattawan. Children ages 6 to 17 who have survived traumatic burns can relax at camp, have fun and connect with one another. Funds were raised by ECCU staff during a recent ‘pay to wear jeans week’ and will be used to support a variety of camp activities.
GLBC was formed in 1995 by firefighter Mike Longenecker and burn survivor Chris Klavon, who had visited a similar camp in Minnesota. “Our mission is to [...]
Vue Community Credit Union of Bismarck, ND has announced their 2014 Jack E. Eakman Scholarship Essay Winners. They are Jenna Wentland who will be attending BSC in the fall, Alyssa Buetow who also will be attending BSC, Kaitlyn Omvig who is attending NDSU and Nathan Curry who will be going to UND.
The essay topic was “What is all the hype about your credit score? What impact or consequences do you think your credit score will have on you in the future”? Essays were judged on the basis of originality, clarity, meaningful content, and accurate presentation of facts.
Congratulations to these four scholarship winners!
Bismarck, ND – The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas recently met and awarded two North Dakota organizations with grants to support their financial literacy programs. Receiving awards are Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity located in Thompson, ND and the $martrz Financial Experience for High School Program through Town and Country Credit Union in Minot and Fargo, ND.
The Red River Valley Habitat Duplex Program works with middle to low income families who cannot obtain a traditional mortgage. Through labor and materials, costs are kept low for a mortgage. A family standing support committee then assists families through education and evaluation to help them stay afloat.
$MRTZ was launched by [...]
St. Louis, MO – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was built upon a philosophical foundation of “people helping people”. Throughout the years, credit union leaders have encouraged 1st Financial employees to help people in their community by offering opportunities for donating goods, providing financial literacy education and participating in fundraising efforts.
In late 2013, during a planning session dedicated to community development, it was decided to introduce a volunteer program for the employees of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union that would offer paid wages for volunteering time with designated nonprofit 501c(3) organizations in their communities. It is believed by the senior leadership team of 1st Financial that in order to [...]
FREMONT, Mich., – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s recent construction project to provide an expanded emergency department and outpatient surgery area is receiving local support from donors who understand the value of local care.
“Gerber Memorial is committed to taking care of its patients, and it also contributes to the economic health of our community and those who live here by employing several hundred people, having a strong community presence and keeping health care local for us,” explained John Buckley, President/CEO of Gerber Federal Credit Union.
Buckley feels so strongly about keeping the hospital viable to the community that he, his board and team decided to make a lead gift for Gerber Memorial’s [...]