Alliant Credit Union, Chicago, participated in the 2010 Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Illinois, held at O’Hare International Airport. The “Alliant Advantage” team was one of nearly 30 teams from Chicago area public safety, service and business communities who pulled a 99-ton UPS airbus aircraft 20 feet in a tug-of-war style event. Alliant Credit Union Foundation donated money to Special Olympics on behalf of the credit union’s employee volunteers by paying their $50 Plane Pull registration fees, totaling $1,000. Additionally, pledges were made by friends and family of several team members, according to Alliant Advantage team captain Angelica Garcia.

America First Credit Union, La Habra, Calif., organized a book and magazine drive for La Habra High School. Credit union employees collected more than 550 books and magazines over the summer and recently donated them to the school. The periodicals will be used to help promote the school’s goal of having every student read a minimum of 20 minutes per day. This is the second year the credit union has organized a book drive for La Habra High School. Last year 150 periodicals were donated.

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