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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.

Serving the Underserved

Valley Communities Credit Union employees holding a check to Rapids Family Backpacks for $650

Valley Communities Credit Union's Wisconsin Rapids branch raised $650 for Rapids Family Backpacks, an organization that provides families facing hunger with nutritious weekend meals.

Safe Havens in Clubhouses

Landmark Credit Union passing a check to Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse families

Landmark Credit Union's Beaver Dam branch donated $500 to Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse, an organization serving as a safe haven for parents recovering from the loss of a child.

Hungry Hearts

Service First Federal Credit Union employees handing a check to Hungry Hearts

Service First Federal Credit Union in Sioux Falls and Salem, SD donated $1,000 to Hungry Hearts - an organization that helps provide school lunches to children in need.

Random Acts of Kindness

North Iowa Community Credit Union staff holding school supplies for Four Oaks

North Iowa Community Credit Union in Mason City, IA donated school supplies for children at Four Oaks of Iowa. Four Oaks is a facility committed to helping children and families through hard times, while fostering growth and development in important life skills in a safe environment.

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Trona Valley Federal Credit Union in Mountain View, WY hosted a 5K walk/run fundraiser benefiting Locals for Locals, a nonprofit organization helping aid travel expenses for people who need medical treatment in the Bridger Valley area.

Miracle Treats

Donors who posted photos to City & County Credit Union's social media channels on Miracle Treat Day

City & County Credit Union in St. Paul, MN encouraged donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen. For every blizzard picture posted, City & County donated an additional $2.

Helping Members In Need

TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union donating a $1000 check to CROSS Services

In celebration of TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union’s 80th anniversary, the TruStone Financial Foundation in Minneapolis, MN donated $1,000 to CROSS Services. CROSS Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps provide food and clothing to community members in need. CROSS is committed to serving families and individuals by providing mercy and compassionate supportive services.

Back to School Time

Verve, a Credit Union's tent at the Oshkosh Gus Macker

It’s back to school time! Verve, a Credit Union recently setup an energy station at the Oshkosh Gus Macker (The Original 3-on-3 Basketball Festival of Family Fun) event to help raise money for the Oshkosh School District. Funds raised at the event are used to supply school lunches for students that cannot afford them.

Christmas in July

PCM Credit Union's Christmas in July event

PCM Credit Union and Credit Unions for Kids held a successful Christmas in July charity golf outing raising over $17,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

People Helping Puppies

Collins Community Credit Union employees surrounding adoptable puppy, Handsome
Throughout the month of July, Collins Community Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, IA sponsored a kennel at Cedar Bend Humane Society benefitting two-year old puppy, Handsome.

Building New Beginnings

WESTconsin Credit Union employees passing a check to RFCFP

WESTconsin Credit Union in Menomonie, WI made a donation to the River Falls Community Food Pantry to help fund their new 5,200 square foot building in River Falls, WI.

Knock Out Cancer

Settlers CEO, Lisa Lindberg, presenting a check to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association

Settlers Federal Credit Union in Bruce Crossing, MI presented a check to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association from The 2019 Knock Out Cancer Walk.

Community Baby Shower

Billings Federal Credit Union employee posing with heaps of donated baby supplies

1 in 5 children in our community, age 0-5, lives in poverty. In an effort to provide a strong start to babies born into poverty, Billings Federal Credit Union donated to the United Way of Yellowstone County's Community Baby Shower. The Community Baby Shower provides support to parents with young children so they don’t have to choose between buying food and buying diapers.

Always Ready to Lend a Hand

CoVantage Credit Union employees cleaning up fallen trees and leaves

CoVantage Credit Union volunteered to help with disaster recovery in Elcho, WI and the surrounding areas impacted by storm damage.

The Tradition Continues

CUNA Management School staff packing donations

CUNA Management School second-year students raised more than $6,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through a giveback event that has become an annual tradition at the school.

Military Appreciation Day

Marine Credit Union staff holding flags at Military Appreciation Day event

Staff from the Marine Credit Union New Glarus team recently volunteered at the Green County Fair for Military Appreciation Day, ushering and serving veterans. In addition, the Monroe and New Glarus branches made a donation on behalf of the MCUFoundation to sponsor meal tickets for the veterans.

Books for the World

Heartland Credit Union Employees volunteering at the Rotary Club

Heartland Credit Union in Madison, WI helped pack over 15,000 pounds worth of books to ship to countries in need at the Rotary Club's Books for the World event.

Fighting Homelessness

Mark handing a check to Capital Credit Union for their fighting homelessness event

Capital Credit Union in Green Bay, WI raised nearly $43,000 to help fight homelessness.

Stars and Stripes

Kohler Credit Union handing a check to Stars and Stripes

Kohler Credit Union in Kohler, WI hosted a brat fry fundraiser to benefit Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Inc., a company that honors veterans with a life-changing trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and experience a day of honor and thanks.

Every Two Seconds

Someone in the United States Needs Blood

Park City Credit Union in Merrill, WI saved 54 lives during their blood drive benefiting The Community Blood Center.

A Moment of Magic

Advia Credit Union handing a check to A Moment of Magic

The Advia Foundation, part of Advia Credit Union headquartered in Parchment, MI, proudly awarded A Moment of Magic at Western Michigan University (WMU) with an Advancing Lives Grant. A Moment of Magic WMU visits children with pediatric cancer or other medical vulnerabilities dressed as princesses and superheroes to remind children to "just be a kid" and to be brave, strong, and fearless.

Inspiring Education

Michaela Stram receiving a continuing education scholarship

North Star Credit Union in Cook, MN awarded Mickaela Stram from Greenway High School a scholarship to pursue continuing education.

One Step at a Time

Tomah Area Credit Union's team at the 5k run/walk

Tomah Area Credit Union in Tomah, WI participated in the Tomah Area Cancer Support's 5K Run/Walk. Two of their employees took 3rd place in their age divisions. Congratulations!

Bite of Reality

Co-Op Credit Union employees facilitating a simulation for high school students

Co-op Credit Union in Black River Falls, WI brought a dose of "reality" to Blair-Taylor High School students. Co-op employees facilitated a simulation that gave real-life insight in to financial life after graduation.

We are Fans of Vibrant

Vibrant Credit Union Mortgage Officers volunteered to help Exit Reality in downtown Davenport, IA after flooding occured.

Book Fair with a Twist

Landmark Credit Union employees posing with children's books

Landmark Credit Union in New Berlin, WI in partnership with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, sent two groups of volunteers to spend a day at Hawthorne Elementary in Waukesha, WI. They helped children pick and check out books at the Build My Bookshelf book fair. With Landmark’s sponsorship, every student received five new books (free of charge) to help them build their own collection at home.

Splash of Color

Wolverine State Credit Union employees covered in color after the race

Wolverine State Credit Union in Alpena, MI participated in the Girls on the Run Color Me Awesome 5k. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Swing, Batter, Batter Swing

Blackhawk Community Credit Union painting the dugouts

Blackhawk Community Credit Union painted the dugouts at Lamar Park in Milton, WI in honor of Make a Difference Day.

Flood Aid

Glacier Hills Credit Union employees passing check to Fond du Lac Area United Way

After Fond du Lac, WI was hit with torrential rain and flash flooding, Glacier Hills Credit Union in West Bend, WI raised $468 and donated boxes of personal care items to Fond du Lac Area United Way.

A Home-Cooked Meal

PCM employees cooking at St. John's Shelter

PCM Credit Union in Green Bay, WI gathered donations and helped provide meals for 60+ guests at St. John’s Shelter.

Continuing Education

Steven Nothem, President/CEO of Premier Financial Credit Union, awarding students scholarships

Premier Financial Credit Union in New Holstein, WI offers continuing education scholarships for students in their area. This years' recipients were Kyle Loose and Jacob Thiel, students at UW-Green Bay.

National Credit Union Youth Month

The Centsables savings super hero cartoon characters

1st Community Credit Union in Sparta, WI rolled out their new, year-round youth savings program featuring "The Centsables" just in time for National Credit Union Youth Month. Cents123.com offers complete financial literacy resources for kids, teens, and young adults.

Easter Special

North Iowa Community Credit Union in Mason City, IA volunteered with the Community Kitchen of North Iowa handing out Easter eggs as part of their Random Acts of Kindness program.

Credit Unions for Kids

A group of Idaho credit unions, including Simplot Employees Credit Union in Caldwell, ID, teamed up to support Credit Unions for Kids benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Their recent donation benefits St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

National Reading Month

Honor Credit Union Employees photographed with group of elementary school kids and children's books

Honor Credit Union in Berrien Springs, MI teamed up with Jonny and Stephanie from 98.3 The Coast to read to local classrooms.

Polar Plunge

Rock Valley Credit Union's Polar Plunge Promotional Banner

Rock Valley Credit Union's team, "FROZEN ROCK SOLID," based out of Loves Park, IL, raised $1,745 for the 2019 Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics.

Outhouse Races

Wildfire Credit Union's team photographed with their outhouse for the Positive Results Downtown Saginaw Outhouse Races

Wildfire Credit Union in Saginaw, MI helped raise money for Positive Results Downtown Saginaw by participating in Positive Results's 6th Annual "Outhouse Race."

CUAid

Andigo Credit Union in Schaumburg, IL donated $3,000 to CUAid. CUAid raises disaster relief donations to support credit union employees, volunteers, and members who suffer losses.

No Paws Left Behind

Marine Credit Union employees holding donations for the humane society

This month, Marine Credit Union in La Crosse, WI collected donations for the Winona Area Humane Society.

From Generation to Generation

Great Lakes Credit Union employees photographed at the TCMI 30th Anniversary Celbration

Great Lakes Credit Union, headquartered in Bannockburn, IL, sponsored the Teen Mother Choices International's (TCMI) 30th Anniversary celebration. TCMI is a non-profit organization that mentors young mothers and provides them with new opportunities for a better life for them and their children.

Soup Extravaganza

UnitedOne Credit Union volunteering with the 19th Annual Soup Extravaganza

UnitedOne Credit Union in Manitowoc, WI volunteered at the 19th Annual Love Bowls Soup Extravaganza, an event to benefit Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County.

Baby Blankets

Connexus Credit Union employees making blankets

Connexus Credit Union employees in Wausau, WI helped make more than 300 blankets for the babies at the Aspirus Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Simplicity Credit Union bowling teams in superhero costumes

Simplicity Credit Union, and a few credit union colleagues from across Wisconsin, formed three teams to support the 2019 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser. The event raised $47,000 to support one-to-one youth mentoring.

To the Rescue

Mariah from the Cloverbelt Credit Union Weston office presenting donations to Terri Erickson, Ambulance Assistant Chief

Cloverbelt Credit Union in Wausau, WI happily helped the Hatley Area Fire and Ambulance District replenish some of their supplies. Mariah (right) from the Cloverbelt Credit Union Weston office presented Terri Erickson, Ambulance Assistant Chief, with hot/cold compresses, bandages, bandage rolls, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.

Making a Buzz

Fort Community Credit Union mascot in a bee costume photographed with Special Olympics athletes

Fort Community Credit Union in Fort Atkinson, WI took Buzz the bee, their mascot, to volunteer with Special Olympics. 

Swing, Batter, Batter, Swing

Shoreline Credit Union handing a check to Two Rivers Youth Sports

Shoreline Credit Union in Manitowoc, WI recently awarded a donation of $16,000 to Two Rivers Youth Sports. This donation helps with the construction of a new concession stand, press box, and dugout building at Roncalli High School.

Financial Wellness Programs

WESTconsin Credit Union Employees holding a check for $15,200 to Chippewa Valley Technical College Recipients

WESTconsin Credit Union in Menomonie, WI proudly contributed $15,200 to Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Money Matters Financial Wellness Program.

Credit Unions Helping During the Government Shutdown

During the government shut down, credit unions are helping federal employees in their districts cope with missed paychecks and the resulting financial uncertainty. Below are just a few examples of things our members are doing to assist.

Vibrant Credit Union logo

Vibrant Credit Union in Moline, IL set aside $5 million to help members affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Vibrant offered interest-free loans to cover paychecks for government employees who brought in their last pay stub.

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Aventa Credit Union in Colorado Springs, CO offered a bridge loans, loan payment extensions, and credit card payment extensions.

Frankenmuth Credit Union is here to help with job loss extensions

Frankenmuth Credit Union (FCU) in Frankenmuth, MI assisted their members in need during tough times. For any FCU member who lost their job due to their company closing for any reason, and for any government employee who has lost or had their wages withheld due to a government shutdown, Frankenmuth Credit Union offered an interest-only extension on any and all loans the member had with FCU for up to one year. Additional qualifications applied.

Weekend Meals

Hayward Community Credit Union employees after packing meals with the Food Shelf Backpack Program

Hayward Community Credit Union in Hayward, WI helped the Food Shelf Backpack Program by packing 261 weekend meals for those in need.

$500/500-Pounds

Ripco Credit Union food donations

Ripco Credit Union in Rhinelander, WI gathered donations from community members for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. An anonymous donor helped them match their $500/500-pound goal, which lead to Ripco offering an additional $100 to meet their new 600-pound goal.

Polar Vortex

Cloverbelt Credit Union handing donations to Wausau Warming Center staff

Cloverbelt Credit Union in Wausau, WI donated hand and foot warmers, thermal underwear, snacks, and laundry kits to the Wausau Warming Center and the Wausau Salvation Army.  With the frigid weather, the donations were very much appreciated!

Meeting the Needs of Others

Taylor Credit Union passing a check to the Veterans Office

Each year, Taylor Credit Union in Medford, WI raises funds internally to donate to local charities and causes. This year, the staff donated $300 to the Taylor County Wisconsin Veteran Service Office for unmet needs.

Two Is Better Than One

N.E.W. Credit Union's 391 food product donations for local charities

N.E.W. Credit Union in Oconto Falls, WI combined their Down Under Loan Special with a pledge to donate a food item for every completed loan. They ended up donating 391 food items between four local food pantries: Peshtigo Food Pantry, Bread by the Bay, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and Kingdom Come Food Pantry.

Everyone Wins When Communities Come Together

Glacier Hills Credit Union presenting a check to the West Bend East High School Athletic Department

On December 21, Glacier Hills Credit Union in West Bend, WI took place in a collaborative fundraiser through the West Bend East High School Athletic Department and Port Washington High School benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Red Kettle Campaign

Marine Credit Union ringing bells with the Salvation Army

Marine Credit Union's La Crosse and Onalaska, WI team members rang bells for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

Winter Care Kits

Landmark Credit Union Staff packing up winter care kits for the United Way

Landmark Credit Union in New Berlin, WI helped pack up 300 winter care kits to be distributed to those residing in emergency shelters and families receiving assistance through agency programs of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.

Bright Young Dyslexics

Unison Credit Union presenting a check to Bright Young Dyslexics

On December 17, Unison Credit Union in Kaukauna, WI surprised Bright Young Dyslexics with a $1,000 check. Bright Young Dyslexics strives to change the landscape for dyslexic students in Northeast Wisconsin, and across the country.

Making a Child's Dream Come True

Blackhawk Credit Union and the Janesville Police Department posing with presents for children

Blackhawk Community Credit Union and the Janesville Police Department worked together to bring the magic of Christmas to twelve children, who would otherwise go without presents.

Member Loyalty Programs

Educators Member Loyalty Program

Educators Credit Union based out of Racine, WI deposited nearly $3.1 million into more than 103,000 members’ accounts as part of their Loyalty Pay Back program.

Holiday Giving Tree

Evergreen Credit Union's Holiday Giving Tree filled with gifts to donate

Evergreen Credit Union in Neenah, WI donated items to the Neenah Animal Shelter, one of three recipients of their 2018 Holiday Giving Tree. Friendship Place and Harbor House were also giving tree recipients.

Giving Tuesday

Linn Area Credit Union presenting a check to Indian Creek Nature Center

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, IA chose to support organizations their employees volunteered with throughout the year. For every hour employees volunteered for a nonprofit organization, that organization was entered into a drawing for a chance to receive one of three $500 donations. A total of 61 volunteer hours were entered, and the winning nonprofits were: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids, Indian Creek Nature Center, and National Motorcycle Museum.

Adopt a Family

Family Tree set up at Honor Credit Union

Honor Credit Union in Gwinn, MI is supporting families in need this holiday season with a Family Tree. In a simple process, community members can grab a tag off the tree and bring back the gift listed to brighten a child's holiday.

Painting Pathways

UnitedOne Credit Union presenting a check to Painting Pathways Clubhouse

UnitedOne Credit Union donated $500 to Painting Pathways Clubhouse Inc. in Manitowoc, WI. Painting Pathways Clubhouse empowers adults with diagnosed mental illness by building community, supporting recovery, and changing lives.

The Great Tutu Challenge

Nebraska Federal Credit Union's President/CEO, Keith Kauffeld, wearing a tutu holding a check

Employees and members of University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union in Lincoln, NE teamed up against breast cancer by raising $708.96. In meeting their fundraising goal, President/CEO, Keith Kauffeld, was challenged to wear a tutu, while employees enjoyed a casual dress day. University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union contributed an additional $500 for a grand total of $1208.96 donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 

Rare Breed

BluCurrent Credit Union holding donations

BluCurrent Credit Union in Springfield, Missouri held a donation drive benefiting Rare Breed Youth Services. Rare Breed helps to prevent and end homelessness by providing housing and stabilizing services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

'Tis the Season

MembersAlliance Credit Union employees with colorful handmade holiday cards

Employees from MembersAlliance Credit Union in Rockford, IL created handmade holiday cards for pediatric hospital patients. The cards will be delivered to SwedishAmerican, Mercyhealth, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center hospitals.

Give Thanks

Turkey dinner with Park City logo

Park City Credit Union based out of Merrill, WI wanted to help others give thanks this season. Therefore, they are providing 125 turkey dinners to those who might not be able to put dinner on the table otherwise.

Celebrating International Credit Union Day

Oakdale Credit Union's bake sale

Oakdale Credit Union in Oakdale, WI celebrated International Credit Union Day at all three of their branches with drawings to win Green Bay Packers tickets, spin the wheel games to win prizes, and a bake sale with all profits benefitting the Children's Miracle Network.

Inaugural Give Back Day

Employees of Altra Federal Credit Union participating in their Inaugural Give Back Day

Altra Federal Credit Union based out of La Crosse, WI held its inaugural Altra Gives Back Day on October 8, 2018. All Altra offices and member contact center closed as employees participated in a variety of community volunteer activities. Over 275 local employees and over 80 employees nationwide volunteered at more than 30 organizations. Employees taught financial literacy classes, worked in community gardens, assisted at food shelters, aid agencies that help at-risk and special needs children, supported animal shelters, socialized with area seniors, and built homes in their communities.

School Spirit

Indiana Members Credit Union presenting a check to Zionsville Community High School Athletics

Indiana Members Credit Union based out of Indianapolis, IN presented a check for $1,508 to Zionsville Community High School Athletics in Zionsville, IN as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program.

Run with the Cops

Bull's Eye Credit Union employees participating in Run with the Cops

Bull's Eye Credit Union in Wisconsin Rapids, WI participated in Special Olympics’ Run with the Cops event. The annual event includes a night run, obstacle course, doughnut eating contest, and interactive vehicle exposition. Registration fees and donations benefit Special Olympics athletes.

Cancer Awareness

Vibrant Credit Union employees wearing bright colored shirts to build awarness for cancer

Vibrant Credit Union in Moline, IL is raising cancer awareness in their branches. Staff purchased these shirts with a portion being donated to the Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the immune system's power to conquer all cancers.

Bikes for Boys and Girls

Heartland Credit Union building bikes for the Boys and Girls Club

Heartland Credit Union in Madison, WI donated 13 bikes to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (BGCDC). The BGCDC hosts an annual Biking for Bright Futures event that helps to serve over 6,500 kids in their community, equipping them with the tools they need, and enabling them to succeed.

Zoo Pals

Guardian Credit Union presenting check to the Milwaukee County Zoo for $5,000

Guardian Credit Union out of Oak Creek, WI presented a check for $5,000 to Zoo Pass - Zological Society of Milwaukee. The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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