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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 2022

Helping neighbors keep warm.
Hopewell Federal Credit Union donated winter accessories to help neighbors in need keep warm. The credit union raised funds through employee casual-dress days and was able to donate blankets, gloves, hats, and scarves to the Salvation Army in Newark, Ohio.

Feeding those in need.
TrueCore Federal Credit Union’s foundation, TrueCore Foundation, presented a check for $11,000 to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. The food pantry’s mission is to, “assure that no one in Licking County goes hungry.”

February 2022

Committing to the community.
Green State Credit Union has partnered with the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families to increase access to multi-lingual classes and workshops for refugees and immigrant communities. The credit union donated $41,500 to help these communities move forward in their financial journeys and stated, “This, along with our investment to increase access of financial services in multiple languages and in our campaign to close the racial homeownership gap in Iowa, only solidifies our commitment to the communities we serve.”

Financial wellness for the underserved.
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union recently donated $10,000 to the Moneyweave Academy. The nonprofit organization provides financial planning programs to help women at risk of poverty gain clarity, confidence, and control over their finances.

March 2022

Share-A-Bear for kids.
Park City Credit Union held its 12th annual Share-A-Bear fundraising event. For a minimal donation, members and staff were able to sponsor stuffed animals for children receiving care at Marshfield Children’s Hospital. Through the generosity of their staff and members, the credit union was able to raise over $4,487 to bring, “a smile and extra comfort to every child that comes to Marshfield Children’s Hospital for a surgery, procedure, or hospital stay.”

Going casual for a cause.
Collins Community Credit Union team members raised $1,815 for the Cedar Valley United Way through their Casual for a Cause program. The credit union stated, “We strongly believe in their fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We appreciate all that you do!”

April 2022

Helping an invaluable community resource.
Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union made a $2,500 donation to Dial Help. Each quarter, employees choose a charitable organization to raise funds for and the credit union matches the donation. Dial Help’s mission is to promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of communities through providing problem assistance, crisis intervention, education, and empowerment. The credit union stated, “Thank you to Rebecca Crane and all the other wonderful workers at Dial Help who work so hard to provide this invaluable resource to our community!”

Building homes for a great community.
Rock Valley Credit Union team members laced up their work boots and braved the cold weather to volunteer with the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. The team pitched in to help build a home for a deserving family in the community. The credit union commented, “The credit union philosophy of people helping people continues to stay true at RVCU. Our community is a part of what truly makes us great.”

May 2022

Credit unions participate in Women’s Build Week.
Advia Credit Union and Honor Credit Union staff volunteered for Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Week. The event encourages women in the community to volunteer to help build a home for a deserving community member. Habitat for Humanity stated, “Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence.”

Appreciating the greater good that small businesses bring to the community.
City & County Credit Union announced a contest, Making the Greater Good, and asked their members to nominate local small businesses that help the community. After tallying the votes, the credit union awarded $2,500 to Accountable Coaches Network, an organization that aims to help individuals find financial freedom through coaching, resources, programs, and events. The credit union said, “Thank you to everyone who voted and supported our Making the Greater Good contest! Accountable plans to use the winning check to create scholarships for those ready for financial coaching and willing to do the work, but who need financial assistance to move forward.”

June 2022

Supporting those who support the community.

Arcadia Credit Union presented a $5,000 donation to the Arcadia Glencoe Fire Department. The fire department is made up of 30 volunteers. The funds will be used to support ongoing projects and equipment needs. The credit union declared, “Arcadia Credit Union is proud of our ability to support the local communities we serve.”

Building stronger communities, one relationship at a time.

 

Connexus Credit Union recently made a $20,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin. The credit union stated, “Young people need emotional and social support now more than ever — which is why we're honored to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin as they provide mentors and positive role models to build stronger communities, one relationship at a time.”

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