As a co-operative credit union, we’re all about people helping people. Doing good is something we take seriously! Community is one of our six core values, and we promise to respectfully support the communities we serve.
Our charitable efforts improve the education and quality of life for the residents in our community through fund raising, event partnerships and free financial wellness events. We care about our community because after all, we live here and work here too!
In 2018, we will be supporting the following organizations, rotating quarterly in this order:
Hands, Hearts & Paws
Our 3rd quarter charity partner was Hands, Hearts & Paws. This is the second year we've teamed up with them and we had lots of fun! Our biggest event was an Outdoor Movie Night we hosted for the community in our parking lot where 10% of food truck sales went to the animals. See a recap from the night in the video below. Candy sales continued throughout the quarter in our branch lobbies. We also hosted a supply drive bringing in toys and treats along with cleaning supplies for their foster homes.
All of our community fundraising efforts lead to a $1,064 donation for the quarter! Which will support their mission to finding our fur friends forever homes!
ALS in the Heartland
For another year, our 2nd quarter sponsorship was with ALS in the Heartland. Starting with supporting their 12th annual Walk for the Cause. We held a 50/50 raffle at each of our locations then continued the lobby fundraising with a candy sale. New this year, staff enjoyed an internal fundraiser called Dips N' Desserts where we donated to join a delicious bake-off! We wrapped the quarter sponsoring one of the holes at the ALS golf tournament. Employee and member efforts helped raise $1,030 in donations!
Sadly there is no cure for ALS and the average lifespan after diagnosis is only 2-5 years. ALS in the Heartland strives to offer the highest quality of support and care for ALS patients in the local community.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Midlands
Kicking off the year with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Midlands, has been lots of fun! Also, very busy with 4 events - WOW! Our delicious 10th Annual "Souper Bowl" fundraising cook-off, staff competed to have their soup dubbed as the best! Then our branches dressed up for a Spirit Week complete with cheerleaders and leprechauns, raising money and awareness! Putting our financial knowledge to use, we created an interactive learning event for the 'bigs & littles' of BBBS, calling it Money the Name of the Game. The teens had a great time playing Minute to Win It games while learning budgeting skills. Completing our fundraising was a candy sale that went on in our branches. Then staff celebrated the end of the quarter by participating in the charity hosted event, Bowl for Kids' Sake. Our total donated from employees and members was $2,018!
The goal of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Midlands is to develop positive friendships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. The funds will stay in the local area and provide children with a mentor to help them change their lives for the better!