BISMARCK, N.D. (7/23/13)--The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas reports that the CU Social Good website it launched seven months ago has posted more than 1,000 individual stories about credit unions reaching out to their communities.
The site was launched in January and dedicated solely to the sharing of the good things that credit unions do for people and their communities every day.
Broken down by category, the entries include, as of Monday afternoon:
- Charitable work, 500;
- Community, 427;
- Credit Unions for Kids, 19;
- Financial literacy, 137;
- Scholarships available, 23;
- Scholarships awarded, 84; and
- Sustainability, 19.
To celebrate the milestone, CUAD is giving away 25 T-shirts to credit union employees who sign up for its weekly emailed newsletter, Spotlight, which highlights some of the stories each week. Winners will be randomly selected from Spotlight subscribers and announced Aug. 30, said CUAD.
"Credit unions give back to their local communities in an amazing variety of creative and generous ways," said CUAD, adding, "Credit union employees and members are well-known for their volunteer work and charitable fundraising events." CUAD noted the website can be used by credit unions to help in lobbying legislature, community efforts and awareness campaigns.
Also, watch for News Now's series of special reports on outreach efforts by credit unions all over the U.S. And, check out the stories posted--or post your own--on the Unite For Good and aSmarter Choice websites (use the links).
Letting people know about the good credit unions do helps raise awareness of credit unions; raising awareness is one of three legs that the Unite For Good campaign stands on to promote the strategic vision where "Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner."