Franklin Trust Federal Credit Union, Hartford, Conn., has donated computers to Rawson Elementary School here. The 12 computers will be used to benefit students, staff and administration. Last March, the credit union established a program at the school that not only helps students save for special wants, but also teaches the value of money and the benefits of financial responsibility. Tampa Bay Federal, Fla., has raised over $8,000 to benefit causes including the Children’s Miracle Network, the Hillsborough Community College Foundation and Tampa Bay Federal’s own Family Asisstance for Member Emergencies (FAME) Foundation during the 10th Annual Golf Classic. Over 23 teams teed off for a good cause. Several businesses provided corporate sponsorships including title sponsor: PSCU Financial Services; gold sponsors: First Access Service Team and Florida Concepts; silver sponsors: Enterprise Car Sales, Allied Solutions, Harland Check Printing, Aimbridge Lending Services, Summit Information Services and CUNA Mutual Group. Toledo Area Community Credit Union, Sylvania, Ohio, has partnered for the second year with the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library this summer to help promote its summer reading program, “Dragon Deeds and Royal Reads”. The Summer Reading Program allows the students to receive prizes at certain levels of hours read during the summer. It promotes the benefits of reading while also giving the students a little extra fun this summer. TACCU’s donation to the program will allow the Library to offer prizes at two different levels of hours read. TACCU will also promote the Library’s Reading program with its Early Bird Savings Club and will award members prizes as they reach the Library’s prize levels. SIU Credit Union, Carbondale, Ill., employees have teamed up to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Employees were able to raise $1,451.08 by conducting a bake sale, selling raffle tickets, mailing donation request letters and collecting donations in branch lobbies. The evening of the event, the team dressed in attire from the movie “Grease” and won the “Best Original Campsite” award. Apple Federal Credit Union, Reston, Va, has raised over $21,000 for Prostate and Breast Cancer research during the credit union’s fourth annual Charity Golf Tournament. Players had the opportunity to participate in many events including a putting contest and a hole in one contest. Event silver sponsors included the CUNA Mutual Group, Venable, LLP, CUMA, Deluxe Financial Services, Highland Title and Escrow, HITT Contracting, Master Print, Inc., U.S. Premier FCU, and Symitar. Horizons Federal Credit Union, Binghampton, N.Y., has raised a total of $1,573 for the American Cancer Society’s 2005 Relay for Life. The money was raised through a variety of fundraisers held throughout the year and will go to support cancer treatment, support and research. Fundraisers ranged from gift basket raffles and bake sales to Jean days and a car wash. Consumers Cooperative Credit Union, Waukegan, Ill., has lent support to a variety of worthwhile activities by actively participating in community, charity and business events throughout Lake County. Staffers were not just out in force for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life raising $6,316 in donations for the American Cancer Society, but also participated in the Waukegan’s Independence Day Parade.Other summer involvement included support for golf outings hosted by the Lake County and GLMV Chamber of Commerce, Mundelein MainStreet and the T.W. Doig Chapter of Credit Unions. The credit union is sponsoring activities at Gurnee Days, where it will also have a booth. NuMark Credit Union, Joliet, Ill., has raised $22,557.50 for the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The team also placed first. NuMark CU credits Card Services Supervisor Pam Sumner’s inspirational leadership as the key motivating force that has led to the raising of over $72,000 for the American Cancer Society over the past three years. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Phoenix, staffers donated their sweat and muscle to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving local family. Fortified with gallons of water, boxes of fruit bars and intense determination, volunteers from Desert Schools Federal Credit Union participated in all phases of the project, from framing to the last swipe of paint. The result was a new home for single mom Valerie Lassich and her family. In addition to the time of volunteers, Desert Schools FCU also donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity, Valley of the Sun. Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union, Battle Creek, Mich., has been a major sponsor of the “Battle Creek on Board” game. This new “opoly” style game can be found for sale at local Felpausch stores with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. People who play the new game can enjoy buying and selling Battle Creek properties with none other then KCFCU as the “bank”. Holy Rosary Credit Union, Dover, N.H. has helped make it easy for the community to make donations to the Dover Mounted Police Unit. Upon hearing that funding for the mounted patrol was being cut from the city’s budget, the credit union opened a donation account in their name and contributed $1,000. A total of $9,500 needs to be raised from the horses’ hay and feed. Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., has raised over $58,000 during the “Wish a Mile” 300 Bike tour to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Some 25 Team ONE members including CU ONE and ONE’s Technologies staff, family and friends trained since April for the three-day journey from Cheboygan to Milford. Upon completing the race, Team ONE members were greeted at the finish line by their “Wish Hero” Jessica Hudak, 10, who had her wish of a family trip to California granted by the Foundation. The team also received a reward of recognition for placing second in the total amount of pledges generated for the Wish A Mile 300 bike tour. In addition, CU ONE has raised $10,000 for the Gail Purtan Ovarian Cancer Research Fund through ribbon pin-up sales at all its branch offices. Prairie Trail Credit Union, Joliet, Ill., has raised $3,700 for the American Cancer Society. The team raised funds with the help of its “Smile For a Cure” Relay for Life team. Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Live Oak, Texas, has sponsored Threads for Hope, a blue jean collection drive, benefiting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Diocesan Council of Austin. With the help of other local businesses including: Jason’s Deli, Seton Healthcare Network, Time Warner Cable, News 8 Austin, and the Austin Police Department, a total of 450 jeans were collected. These jeans benefited the three St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, located in Austin, Temple, and Bryan.