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Huron, SD – Dakotaland Federal Credit Union has launched its new Light It Up program to give back to local communities this holiday season. Since Thanksgiving evening, over 5,000 dazzling LED lights cover the front façade of the Brookings branch and display a 10-minute long holiday light show set to music.
The public is invited to come to the Brookings location parking lot, 2423 Sixth Street, and watch the animated light show which will run every evening until New Year’s Day from 6 to 10 p.m. Audiences may tune their car radios to 89.5 FM to listen to the music accompaniment. After the presentation, spectators are asked to give a free [...]
Arrowhead CU team members created hundreds of handmade cards for children undergoing treatment at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.
The Cards4Kidz program helps brighten the day of young patients by putting a card on their meal trays. Arrowhead CU also donated 2.5 tons of food to Mary’s Mercy House this past Thanksgiving.
Patelco CU launched its annual holiday fundraising campaign to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a goal of raising $25,000.
Donations are being accepted via a Facebook app and at its branches. In 2012, the initiative raised $30,792.
The San Francisco FCU Board of Directors donated $10,000 to the San Francisco Filipino Community Center to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
The credit union is also collecting funds for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and waiving international wire transfer fees to the Philippines through Dec. 31.
WORCESTER MA – Worcester Credit Union (WCU) announced today that in partnership with Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) an agreement has been reached with Quinsigamond Community College (QCC). This agreement will provide college credits to WTHS students who complete coursework in conjunction with an internship at WCU.
Since the school’s opening in 2006, offering real world experience has been a key component of studying at WTHS with 105 students in the school’s finance and marketing program having the opportunity to become actual employees at WCU’s WTHS branch.
“The students at our WTHS branch learn so much more than just how to cash a check,” said WCU President and CEO Karen E. Duffy. [...]
Warminster, PA – Freedom Credit Union staff, family, and friends participated in the 53rd Annual Hatboro Holiday Parade on a chilly Sunday afternoon. The parade’s theme was “Candy Cane Cavalcade” and took place November 24th along York Road through Hatboro, PA. The Freedom Family walked along the parade route and handed out over 5,000 pieces of candy to the spectators who were enjoying the festive sights and sounds of the season.
About Freedom Credit Union
Freedom Credit Union, chartered in 1934, is a community-based, full-service financial institution that offers a banking alternative to consumers. Anyone who lives, works, worships, performs volunteer service, or attends school in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia [...]
Fargo, ND – The Red River Chapter held their Holiday Social on Thursday, December 5, at the Fargo Holiday Inn with nearly 100 chapter members in attendance.
An Irish Auction was held again this year, with proceeds benefitting the ND Junior Achievement Program which promotes financial literacy in the classroom. The event raised $1,559! Nancy Eckman, Program Coordinator for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest attended and spoke at the event.
The chapter also collected donations of food items for the community’s Emergency Food Pantry.
(Photo: Chapter members enjoy their evening at the Holiday Social in Fargo. )
PONTIAC, Mich. – Behind the scenes in offices and homes throughout the greater Pontiac area there is a small army of volunteers working tirelessly to make sure everything is in place for families who attend the annual Holiday Extravaganza.
They are ironing out parking details, lining up sponsors and making final preparations on parade floats. Each is using their individual talents toward a common cause and all who attend will reap the rewards from their hard work.
The 2013 Holiday Extravaganza Parade is presented by Genisys Credit Union, Lee Industrial Contracting and Michigan Works of Oakland County. This is a FREE, family-oriented event that features lots of children’s activities as [...]
MIDLAND, MICH., – Recently, more than 20 Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union employees teamed up to clean almost a mile of the boulevard area in front of the credit union.
Dressed in warm clothes and bright-yellow reflector vests, staff members cleaned up trash and other debris between East Lyon and East Patrick roads between Pine and Washington streets.
Even DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson pitched in to help clean up the area around the bicycle and pedestrian path that runs through the boulevard area.
“Our employees work hard, both as members of the DCECU staff and as members of the community,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “I enjoy the time we spend [...]
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – On Friday, November 1, 2013, Campus Federal, Pelican State and Neighbors Federal Credit Union hosted the 10th Annual Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament at Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge. The tournament was successful in raising $20,899 for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital (OLOLCH). Proceeds from this tournament will be dedicated to the expansion of OLOLCH.
OLOLCH is Louisiana’s fastest-growing children’s hospital. Last year, the hospital saw children from 62 of 64 Louisiana parishes and treated over 86,000 patients. OLOLCH is looking to the future to prepare to care for the ever-increasing number of children and families who come to them [...]