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More Than 1,000 Credit Union Volunteers Participating In ‘Plus it Forward Day’ Today

Monday, October 10, 2016  
Share | (October 10, 2016) - Today has been officially declared ‘Plus It Forward Day’ by this state’s governor.

Gov. Mark Dayton said in his proclamation that “Minnesota’s credit unions demonstrate a unique ability to collaborate, cooperate, and leverage their resources and passion to make great things possible”.

Today, more than 540 Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union employees will spread kindness across Minnesota as part of its fourth-annual day of volunteering, community service and scattering kindness.

Statewide, Affinity Plus will be joined by more than 25 other credit unions whose staff have picked up on the Plus It Forward spirit, according to Dave Larson, Affinity Plus president/CEO.

Together, an estimated 1,200 credit union volunteers will directly assist nearly 22,000 people in 65 communities statewide by building and repairing; cleaning and organizing; cooking and serving; thanking and sharing small gifts; and much more, Larson said.

“Plus It Forward Day is simple: We are intentional about doing good for other people,” Larson said. “Each year we step away from our day-to-day routines and engage the community beyond the walls of our credit unions. As we do, we remind ourselves that being kind is a simple, but profound, act. Kindness can change someone’s day. It can change a life.”

Affinity Plus founded Plus It Forward Day in 2013, timed to the federal Columbus Day holiday, Larson said. Instead of a day off, Affinity Plus employees spent eight hours volunteering in their communities across Minnesota. Since 2013, Plus It Forward Day has grown to include other credit unions.

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