As credit unions are being recognized as “financial first responders,” the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation would like to remind everyone of the Credit Unions Care Challenge. This is an effort, led by the SECUF, to assist in putting money back into our local communities during this challenging time.
To take part in the challenge, your credit union agrees to give each employee a certain dollar amount to utilize at a local business, donate to another first responder or to support an organization in the area. The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation then matches up to $25 per employee and sends the total to your credit union to double the impact!
“Your credit union can choose to donate the matched funds as you see fit, further helping the local community while also raising credit union awareness and exemplifying the ‘people helping people’ credit union motto,” said Juli Lewis, director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation. “This challenge began in April and is scheduled to run through the end of August.”
To date, there are 65 credit unions participating. Together, with the SECUF, they have made an impact of $881,330. Help us reach a $1 Million impact! And post details about your donations using #CreditUnionsCareChallenge.
If you would like to join the challenge or if your credit union has already done something similar and would like to be included and receive the matched funds, please fill out the online form found here. For more information, you may also contact SECUF Director, Juli Lewis via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will join us!