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Dade County Federal Credit Union, Miami, Fla., has donated $1,000 to the Booker T. Washington High School cheerleaders. The donation will be used to send the cheerleaders to the regional competition to be held in Atlanta. MidWest Financial Credit Union, Ann Arbor, Mich., has recently donated more than 280 new pairs of socks to SAFE House of Ann Arbor, a domestic abuse shelter, as part of its “Auto Loan Rates That Will Knock Your Socks Off” campaign. For every new or used auto loan originated during a three month period, members selected a sock from boxes located at each Member Service Representative’s desk and hung it up in the lobby. Approximately 560 new socks were hanging by the end of the campaign. University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union, Knoxville, has donated 250 beanie “Smokey Dogs” to comfort children at Petros-Joyner Elementary School after a tornado swept through their community. “Smokey” is the mascot for both UT and the credit union’s children’s saving club. San Antonio Teachers Credit Union, Texas, employees have donated their time and talent to mentor at several elementary schools around the city. There are 15 employees serving as mentors in seven elementary schools. Students are usually those at risk who need the extra attention that these mentors provide. Mentors have lunch with students, help with reading or homework and are generally just part of the student’s life. Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation, Harrisburg, has announced that credit unions here have raised $13,000 for the Mercer County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to help recent tornado victims. Donations were received from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation; the Pennsylvania Credit Union League and PACUL Services, Inc.; A-K Valley FCU; Allegheny Energy FCU; Bessemer Systems FCU; Erie School Employees FCU, GNC Community FCU, Loco & Cont. ECU FCU, Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU; Moonlight CU; PENNSTAR FCU; Philadelphia Chapter; Shenango Valley Chapter; SRU FCU; Upper Darby Belltelco FCU; WACOPSE FCU and Wyoming Valley Chapter. Educational Employees Credit Union, Fresno, Calif., and its subsidiary Educators Financial & Insurance Services have donated $35,000 to support community events and organizations. Eight local organizations were selected to receive a share of the donation: Central California Forum on Refugee Affairs- for scholarships; local radio station KVPR FM 89- for program sponsorships during 2003; Fresno African American Museum- for new exhibits and operating expenses; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Fresno Philharmonic- for the Magic of Music family concert on March 15, 2003; State Center Community College Foundation- for mini-grants, the Chancellor’s Circle, a scholarship, and the SCCCD Annual Report; Special Olympics- to support programs in the Central Valley; and Sequoia Chapter of the CCUL- to support programs in 2003.

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