Credit unions support starving children, teens, veterans and college graduates
Volunteers assemble pantry packs to feed hungry children in Utah and Idaho. The $ 15.6 billion, based in Riverdale, Utah America First Credit Union, the America First Charitable Foundation, Young Automotive Group in Layton, Utah, and the nonprofit Young Caring for Our Young recently teamed up to assemble 12,500 packs. Throughout April and May, America First and 24 Young Automotive Group sites in Utah and Idaho each assembled 500 pantry packs. The pantry packs – which each contained six meals and four snacks and cost an average of $ 5 – were used by schools and local food services to support youth over a weekend in May.
Georgia State University graduates in Atlanta receive special gifts from representatives of Center Parc Credit Center, an Atlanta-based $ 2.4 billion division of the APCU, in May. Graduates who attended GSU graduation ceremonies received a season pass for two to all Georgia State Panther home football games, courtesy of Center Parc and the GSU Sports Department. They also received a Center Parc commemorative magnet and a bottle of water.
With May being Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month, the $ 8.7 billion, based in Hauppauge, NY Teachers Federal Credit Union participated in the 24th ALS Ride for Life and Pinwheel Planting for the 10th consecutive year. To honor the theme ‘A Cure Blows in the Wind’, volunteer teachers (pictured) helped plant 6,000 windmills at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, to represent the number of lives lost each year Because of ALS, and through sponsorship of the 24th Annual Honorary Recognition Benefit and Virtual Ride, the Credit Union donated $ 11,000 in search of a cure. It was the first Ride for Life without founder Chris Pendergast, who passed away after his 27-year battle with ALS.
SECU Foundation Executive Director Jama Campbell (center) presents a check for $ 500,000 to Healing Transitions Executive Director Chris Budnick (second from right) with representatives from the SECU Foundation and Healing Transitions. Healing Transitions, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based nonprofit that provides treatment, accommodation and peer support services to people with substance abuse struggles with overcrowding. as well as confidentiality and security issues in its facilities. Funding from the SECU Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charity funded by contributions from SECU members of $ 4.6 billion, based in Linthicum, Md., Will help the nonprofit increase the capacity of the Women’s Campus, doubling the accommodation to 210 beds and tripling the amount of education space with a new career and community center.
Amanda Merz, $ 4 billion community and government relations manager, based in Folsom, Calif. SECURE checkout, speaks with Bryan Stuart, executive director of Allegiant Giving, a nonprofit supporting veterans based in Rocklin, Calif. SAFE recently donated $ 20,000 each to Allegiant Giving and Soil Born Farms, another Sacramento area program helping military veterans make the transition to civilian careers. Allegiant Giving will use the donation to pay for veterans certification tests through its Patriot U.
St. Paul, Minn., Teens pose by donated bikes. As of May 1, the $ 612 million, Maple Grove, Minn. TopLine Federal Credit Union ran a bike donation campaign at all branches with donations to benefit the Keystone Community Services Youth Program at Express Bike Shop in St. Paul. Donations from TopLine members, which ranged from a single bike to trucks, totaled 310 bikes. The Keystone Youth Employment Program is a youth-run social enterprise, serving as a learning lab for young people entering the workforce, with all income being reinvested into the program. Each apprentice is expected to work over 200 hours and upon completion of the program becomes certified in Bicycle Repair and Small Business Skills.
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