Kitsap Credit Union, Bremerton, Wash., launched a member referral campaign, resulting in a donation to local food banks in the amount of $14,484. The credit union recognized that economic conditions have strained many local services, including food banks that have served up to 40% more families than last year.
Connex Credit Union, North Haven, Conn., donated $585 to the North Haven High School Parent Teacher Student Association. The funds will be used to support the high school's annual 5K road race and one-mile kids fun run fitness walk. The money collected came from the fees gathered by a coin counting machine at the North Haven branch.
Hawthrone Credit Union, Naperville, Ill., employees and members donated 162 pounds of personal health and hygiene items, and snacks for operation support our troops of Illinois. The participants completed their mission of reminding U.S. soldiers fighting overseas they are appreciated and missed by the citizens for Illinois.
United Educational Credit Union, Battle Creek, Mich., approved a grant in the amount of $750 to support revisions to the Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center science unit kits. Late last year the Michigan Department of Education made public a completely revised science curriculum for grades K-7. The overhaul of the kits is necessary to make sure that they meet new state guidelines by the 2010 deadline.
Insight Financial, Orlando, Fla., hosted its second annual cruise for a cause motorcycle poker run. The event raised $15,000 to benefit the Russell Home for Atypical Children. More than 100 participants cruised through Orange, Seminole and Lake Counties.
DuTrac Community Credit Union, Dubuque, Iowa, raised more than $2,000 for the Iowa Special Olympics. Staff members plunged into the Mississippi River for the cause. Altogether, last year's polar plunge raised more than $15,000 for the Iowa Special Olympics, a new record.
Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Little Rock, Ark., donated $3,325 to Little Rock's Miracle Field, part of the Miracle League of Arkansas. Every time the Arkansas Travelers hit a home run the credit union made a $25 donation to the Miracle League. Last years Texas League champions hit a total of 133 home runs bringing the total cash amount to $3,325.
Community One Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, raised awareness and money to find a cure for juvenile diabetes during a month-long campaign. Through various fund raising events the credit union presented a check for $11,405 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The credit union exceeded its goal for the year by almost $5,000.
Seacomm Federal Credit Union, Massena, N.Y., contributed $10,000 to be divided equally among Neighborhood Centers in Massena, Potsdam, Canton, and to the food banks at Comlinks in Malone.
Electro Savings Credit Union, St Louis, bundled up in their winter coats, credit union employees sold newspapers for old newsboys day in front of the credit union's Maryland Height location. The volunteers sold a special edition paper on street corners across the greater St. Louis metropolitan area with all the proceeds benefiting children's charities.
MidWest Financial Credit Union, Ann Arbor, Mich., donated $1,600 checks to Dawn Farm and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The funds were the result of the credit union's annual skip-a-payment promotion. The program allowed members with qualified loans to skip payments on loans.