Altura Credit Union, Riverside, Calif., decorated a tree for the “Festival of Trees,” an annual fundraiser held by the Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Funds raised at the event primarily go to the medical center’s pediatric units. The credit union’s tree was among 50 trees sold at the event. It was bought for $10,000 by the Riverside Medical Clinic and is now on display in its lobby. In addition to sponsoring its own tree, the credit union sponsored trees from 35 local schools for the “Elf’s Forest” in the convention center.

Windsor Family Credit Union, Windsor, Ontario, contributed over $12,500 to assist community members in need during the holiday season. The credit union’s “Joy of Giving” initiative included several events. The annual AM800 “Cans for a Cause” collected food items to benefit the St. Vincent De Paul Society. The credit union also helped provide Christmas presents to children and their families in need, $2,500 in toy purchases totalling 157 toys went to the Moose Lodge annual toy drive. Monetary donations were also made to St. Mary’s Food Cupboard, Well-Come Centre for Human Potential, Windsor Homes Coalition Inc. and Family Services Windsor Essex.

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