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:
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!