Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester, N.H., raised money for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society by selling its old computers to staff, family and friends. The credit union's IT department decided to upgrade employee computers and sell the old ones to benefit the local animal shelter. The credit union raised $525 through the sale.
First Community Credit Union of Beloit, Beloit, Wis., made a $2,000 donation to the Monroe Emergency Response Interagency Training Center. The funds were raised by firefighters referring community members to the credit union. For each mortgage that was originated up to a $200 donation was made to the MERIT Center.
Ohio Credit Union League, Columbus, Ohio, announced that its Credit Union for Kids Committee raised $80,000 for the Children's Miracle Network as the result of a fundraising march. The annual event, Marching Miles for Miracle Kids march-a-thon, distributes the money raised to Ohio Children's Hospitals. Since the event was started three years ago, Ohio credit unions have raised more than $260,000. The march is a 190-mile relay-style march. On average, marchers traveled 10 miles during the 19-day event.
HarborOne Credit Union, Brockton, Mass., made a $1,000 donation to Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton to help further its educational efforts. The Trinity Catholic Academy was formed in 2007 from the consolidation of three parish schools. The academy has a revamped curriculum with a new cafeteria, computer lab, art room and science lab.
OSU Federal, Corvallis, Ore., donated approximately $10,000 worth of cubicle and office furniture to the Children's Farm Home. The credit union wanted to make use of its office furniture left over from a building purchase several years ago. The credit union contacted several nonprofits and found that the furniture was needed at the Trillium Family Services Children's Farm Home.
Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union, Van Nuys, Calif., donated swipe card readers to all LAPD Police Stations to help the department combat card fraud. The readers will help officers in identifying credit, ATM and gift cards seized in arrest situations and help them quickly identify those participating in card fraud activities.
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Santa Ana, Calif., donated $2,400 to CHOC Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network. Employees donated to the charity during the credit unions 75th anniversary celebration and the credit union matched the employees donation. Over the past year, SchoolsFirst has donated approximately $36,000 to CHOC Children's Hospital. The donations have helped provide improved health care for young people by purchasing new medical equipment or to help pay for the treatment and care of children whose families cannot afford it.
South Carolina Federal Credit Union, North Charleston, S.C., asked employee participants in its weight challenge to donate one pound of food for each pound they hoped to lose as an entry fee into the challenge. The employees contributed 646 lbs. that was donated to Lowcounty Food Banks. One senior manager even donated his entire weight in canned and dry goods.