Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Lowell, Mass., hosted a silent auction at the grand opening of their new Dracut branch. The Joann Weber Charitable Foundation was selected as the recipient of the fundraiser. Contributions were distributed by the Weber family to charitable organizations throughout the greater Lowell community.
WESCOM Credit Union, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., held a fundraiser for the benefit of the Children's Hospitals of Los Angeles. Matching funds were contributed by CO-OP Financial Services via their miracle match program.
AmeriCU Credit Union, Rome, N.Y., presented a check to the Utica Zoo for the purchase of recycling bins. Representatives from AmeriCU have also dispersed thousands of green recyclable bags to encourage people to recycle.
Cabrillo Credit Union, San Diego, discovered a large quantity of good condition clothing after recently changing their logo. Instead of disposing the articles of clothing into the garbage, the credit union saw an opening to help a community in need. The clothing was sent to the Goodwill of New Orleans.
Service1 Federal Credit Union, Muskegon, Mich., participated in a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. The credit union recorded a personal new record within a month and a half for the residents of the community who suffer from diabetic-related illnesses.
MidSouth Federal Credit Union, Macon, Ga., presented a sizable donation to the Georgia Children's Museum making it possible for 20 families to have an extended stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Middle Georgia. Family members are also given admission to the Georgia Children's Museum throughout their stay.
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Broomall, Pa., along with Riddle Memorial Hospital, purchased 12 electrocardiogram monitors for the hospital's fleet of seven ambulances from funds raised by the two cooperating organizations.
United Educational Credit Union, Battle Creek, Mich., recently named Bronson High School as the beneficiary of a bright ideas grant. The grant was needed to fund a model rocketry program for the physics students. Students were given the opportunity to calculate the math of a projectile and study the theory of rocketry. They were then able to apply their information designing, building, problem solving and launching their model rocket.
Neighbors Credit Union, St. Louis, presented Bayless Elementary School with a donation. The contribution was given to help fund the schools character building program at the request of the schools principle. Banners were purchased and placed outside the school's entrance as a reminder of the values promoted by the program.
First Community Credit Union, St. Louis, assisting the children's horsemanship organization with a joint raffle raising thousands of dollars for Equine Assisted Therapy Inc. Equine Assisted Therapy makes available horsemanship training to individuals with mental, physical and psychological disabilities in order to improve the quality and productively of their lives.
Arlington Virginia Federal Credit Union, Arlington, Va., took part in a game of penny wars and raised hundreds of dollars. Teams of six divided the staff with the ultimate goal to collect as many pennies as possible for their teams jar. All proceeds went to the Arlington Free Clinic, an organization that provides health care services, at no cost, to low-income and uninsured people in the Arlington community.
Vantage Credit Union, St. Louis, donated 16 PDA SmartPhones, which were left over from a companywide cellular phone renovation. Profits from the sale of the phones were then used to purchase prepaid calling cards for troops deployed around the world.
Mountain American Credit Union, Salt Lake City, contributed a charitable donation to Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is devoted to increasing knowledge of autism spectrum disorders to finance research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for autism.