Credit unions recently celebrated events such as a 5K, financial education at a local school, a day of service and scholarship presentations. Read on for highlights of what credit unions have been doing lately to support their communities.

Coastal CU

Employees from the $2.9 billion Coastal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., fill backpacks with school supplies for middle school and high school students during the credit union's Development Educators Day of Service. The credit union filled 50 backpacks and employees are planning on doing 50 more for younger kids. The backpacks will be made available to employees with children who need them for the start of the upcoming school year. Various departments at Coastal collected school supplies throughout the year, which were donated by employees. The credit union provided the bags. The annual project is part of our Coastal Cares program, which provides various forms of assistance to employees, and is supported by employee contributions.

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