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Stories that exemplify the movement

Credit unions across the nation are committed to serving their members and communities. They live by the "People Helping People" philosophy and actively participate in charitable activities. See what Corporate Central's members are doing for their communities below.
 

January 2024

Breaking barriers to financial stability.
Veridian Credit Union’s Successful Financial Future Grants award up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations who address barriers to financial stability through financial literacy or employment readiness. Their team has distributed $90,000 in grants to 24 organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska over the past year.

Giving back to the community.
Nuvision Credit Union is proud to share the success of their NuvisionCares Holiday Food Drive benefiting Robyn’s Nest, a resource for children and youth in foster care. In addition to food donations, Nuvision collected over $4,000 in financial donations from the community. They matched these donations to total over $8,000 raised for Robyn’s Nest.

December 2023

Improving lives through education, financial stability, and health.
The Glacier Hills Credit Union team is proud to share that they raised $5,635 for United Way of Washington County this year with the help of their community. United Way of Washington County has a mission of improving lives and community conditions in measurable and lasting ways and these funds will help to fulfill this mission.

Supporting local veterans.
Team members from Indiana Members Credit Union spent Giving Tuesday helping veterans shop for food and clothing and donated 300 pounds of food and 24 homeless care kits to Helping Veterans and Families. This organization provides housing and re-integration services for homeless veterans and programs to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless.

November 2023

Celebrating CU Kind Day.
Team members from Gas & Electric Credit Union split up and volunteered at a handful of different organizations on CU Kind Day, an initiative that encourages credit unions to give back to the community and live the “people helping people” philosophy. GECU sent employees to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Quad City Botanical Center, River Bend Food Bank, and more!

Another successful Hack'N'Give Back Golf Outing.
Ascentra Credit Union celebrated another successful year continuing their Paul & Dale Hack N' Give Back Golf Outing. Each year, this golf outing raises thousands of dollars for the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation and that money goes right back into the community in the form of grants and donations.

October 2023

Sponsoring the Hometown Hustle.
For the seventh year in a row, Chief Financial Credit Union had the exciting opportunity to sponsor and host the Hometown Hustle 5K run to benefit local schools. The Rochester Community Schools Foundation raised a record-breaking $76,000!

Golfing for a cause.
Team members from Limestone Federal Credit Union came together and helped raise $1,420 in donations for the Food Pantry at St. Vincent de Paul at a local golf outing. It is inspiring to see a team come together to raise money for a local cause.

September 2023

Supporting youth sports.
Forest Area Federal Credit Union proudly presented Mesick Consolidated Schools with a $2,500 grant. These funds will be used to help purchase a new indoor scoreboard for their Mesick High School Bulldogs.

Spreading smiles.
Team members from Soo Co-op Credit Union spent an afternoon volunteering at the Chippewa County Fair. They hosted a Senior Appreciation Luncheon and had a blast serving up delicious food and spreading smiles.

August 2023

Supporting local farmers.
Team members from Heartland Credit Union celebrated their hard-working, local farmers at the annual Iowa County Farmers Appreciation Day. They had a great time, and they are proud to partner with many Wisconsin growers and producers.

Caring for the community.
Partnership Financial Credit Union proudly presented a donation to the Leyden Family Service & Mental Health Center. They provide counseling, treatment, and preventative care services for the community.

July 2023

Keeping the community safe.
Integra First Federal Credit Union raised $2,906 for the Menominee County Sheriff's Office to purchase a new thermal imaging drone. This drone equips the police department with advanced capabilities to enhance public safety, improve response times, and aid in critical operations where visibility or access is limited.

Community food drive.
Brokaw Credit Union is excited to serve as the Marathon County sponsor and drop-off location for WAOW-TV9's Food Drive which will be held July 10 – 20. Their employees have already gotten a head-start on donations and look forward to helping support local families.

June 2023

Honoring our heroes.
Team members from Connections Credit Union participated in putting up markers for the Idaho Field of Heroes Memorial. The Field of Heroes is a tribute to every service member who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their team was happy to lend a helping hand.

Serving the community.
The Service 1 Federal Credit Union team and their families served free meals at the Hope Kitchen Neosho. They are honored to volunteer in the community on behalf of their members.

May 2023

Building an inclusive playground.
Lone Star Credit Union presented the City Council with a $5,000 sponsorship towards the City Lakes Park Inclusive Playground. They are thankful for local businesses that recognize the need for this facility and are happy to help get it accomplished.

Keeping our Earth clean.
Members of the Marathon County Employees Credit Union team celebrated Earth Day with their families at the Ghidorzi Green + Clean event. Volunteers removed 4.16 tons of trash from the greater Wausau community for a fresh start to spring.

April 2023

Encouragement to persevere.
Dozens of Landmark Credit Union’s associates came together to pack 350 self-care kits to benefit clients of The Women's Center of Waukesha and for the Milwaukee Women’s Center, a division of Community Advocates. These kits, along with handwritten notes, provide necessary hygiene supplies and some encouragement to persevere.

Celebrating with the community.
Arcadia Credit Union is proud to be an entertainment sponsor for this year's Broiler Dairy Days Festival, put on by the Arcadia Lion's Club. They look forward to celebrating this great event with the community over Memorial Day weekend.

March 2023

Food for thought.
Team members of Kohler Credit Union volunteered at the Sheboygan County Food Bank for their Food for Thought program. This program provides food for students who lack food security on the weekend. Each week, volunteers from across the county help pack bags of food for distribution to students across the district.

Ensuring quality childcare.
GreenState Credit Union recently pledged $30,000 to Linking Families and Communities, whose goal is to increase the number of childcare spaces in the Fort Dodge community. This will allow more parents and guardians the ability to go to work, while ensuring quality early childcare and education for children.

February 2023

Game of Giving raises funds for the homeless.
Collins Community Credit Union recently joined the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for their annual Game of Giving. They presented a check to the Teufelhund Veterans Group, who then signed the check over to support Willis Dady Homeless Services. They are grateful to be able to contribute to the incredible work both organizations are doing.

Giving back to the community.
Great Lakes Credit Union is starting 2023 off strong with their volunteering efforts, spending time at Lyon Magnet Elementary School’s Family Reading Night, COOL Ministries, and Care for Real. They look forward to more opportunities to give back in the year ahead.

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