Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
'People Helping People' Have Holiday Cheer, CU Style
MADISON, Wis. (12/23/13)--Credit unions' spirit of "people helping people" is a constant throughout the year.
 
Click for slide show U.S. Air Force troops deployed in Afghanistan will receive holiday cards thanks to Arrowhead CU. One employee--Jason Swolgaard--took the call to action to heart. He, his wife Giulia, and daughters Amelia, Caitlin and Alyssa came together with Giulia's first-grade students and family members to create 123 cards. The San Bernardino, Calif.-based credit union sent more than 300 cards to service members. (Arrowhead CU Photo)
Sometimes, it is under bleak circumstances. In 2013, they helped their staff, members and community through natural disasters: Devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and Illinois; floods in Colorado; and wildfires in Arizona and California. Budget struggles at the federal level resulted in sequestration being implemented and a government shutdown, prompting credit unions to employ programs to ease members' financial stress.
 
Around the holidays, though, that strong spirit is particularly bright. Creativity abounds to help those in need--ugly-sweater fundraisers were particularly popular this year.

Barrels and boxes were filled with thousands of toys and food items. Cash donations numbered in the thousands as well. Visits from Santa warmed hundreds of hearts.

From toys in a box to warm, fuzzy socks, credit unions brought cheer and fun to their communities.  The slideshow is a very small representation of holiday cheer--credit union style.
Other Resources

Unite for Good
RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@CreditYOUnion captures voices of #100MM loud, proud at @GAUnitedCU See #NewsNow Thursday for more
3 hours ago
Ill. @GovernorQuinn signs patent troll law http://t.co/ugWf8zHpCm via @CrainsChicago
4 hours ago
.@MBAMortgage : Mortgage apps increased 2.8% from one week earlier for week ending Aug. 22.
5 hours ago
Franchise businesses may face higher breach risk with POS systems HT @briankrebs http://t.co/LGE46DUk15
6 hours ago
About 1 in 3 consumers use plastsic for in-person purchases of less than $5, according to @CreditCardsCom survey.
7 hours ago