MADISON, Wis. (10/23/13)--Credit unions celebrated the theme Unite for Good on International Credit Union Day, and nothing added a brighter light to the celebration than the way credit unions engaged their members promoting the credit union difference.
| The administrative team of Pelican State CU, Baton Rouge, La., volunteered at the Holy Grill, a local soup kitchen, on International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). The Holy Grill is sponsored by the Interfaith Federation of Great Baton Rouge, and food is served at the Cadillac Street Park Recreation Center in Zion City. Local volunteers help the federation serve free lunch to those in need. (Photo provided by Pelican State CU)|
The Credit Union National Association urged credit unions to emphasize their International Credit Union Day celebrations Oct. 17 by sharing their stories on social media, and credit unions responded with stories and photos from around the world that highlighted the creativity and imagination of credit unions and the enthusiasm of their members.
International Credit Union Day, celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948, also brought proclamations from lawmakers and agencies that that say credit union unions embrace the "people helping people" philosophy by pooling personal resources and leadership abilities for the good of the cooperative, "empowering members to improve their financial futures and untied to help those in need."
This year's theme, "Credit Unions Unite for Good," built on CUNA's Unite for Good campaign, which has united credit unions to work to remove barriers, create awareness of the good credit unions do for members and their communities, and foster service excellence to encourage Americans to choose credit unions as their best financial partner.
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presents a slide show that offers a small sample of how credit unions celebrated ICU Day throughout the world.