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TopLine Federal Credit Union to Participate in Statewide Day of Kindness

Thursday, October 5, 2017  
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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (October 5, 2017) - TopLine Federal Credit Union will be one of the 38 credit unions across the state of Minnesota participating in an orchestrated day to spread kindness in communities and encourage others to do the same on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9.

TopLine is participating in this collaborative credit union event, referred to as CU Forward Day,” and employees will be volunteering to benefit our local non-profit partners, Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services.  Volunteers will be making a positive impact in the communities that TopLine serves by providing assistance in a food shelf, thrift store or helping to clean up garden beds by weeding and mulching.

“We are thrilled to take part in this joint community give-back effort to inspire others to volunteer and give-back across our Minnesota communities,” says Tom Smith, TopLine President and CEO.  “This is an extension of what TopLine, and credit unions, do all year long, and showcases the true power of collectively working together to make a difference.  We look forward to having a fun day making a positive impact in our communities.”

Credit unions are committed to the foundational philosophy of “People Helping People,” which is demonstrated by their cooperative structures, support of financial education, and active engagement within their communities.  Around the state, 38 Minnesota credit unions and partners will be dedicating a total of 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 communities with an estimated impact on more than 33,574 people on CU Forward Day.

CU Forward day is coordinated by the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the state trade association for Minnesota’s credit unions. #cuforwardday

“As not-for-profit financial institutions, Minnesota’s credit unions work every day to improve their members financial lives,” said Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark Cummins. “The collaborative effort on CU Forward Day is a perfect example of credit unions fulfilling their ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”

CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program), serving Hennepin and Anoka Counties, is a community-based, non-profit agency that partners with other resources to assist people in need.  The mission of CEAP is to stabilize individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.  CEAP’s Clothing Closet is where families in need can shop for donated, gently used clothing.  The Closet is a free service, available January through November, to all Minnesota residents.  Visit www.CEAP.com to learn more.

Keystone Community Services, named for the strong connecting stone at the center of an arch, is a community-based volunteer organization in St. Paul, Minnesota that helps thousands of low-income individuals and families in the East Metro Area.  The organization’s programs include food shelves, a support program for Hmong youth and their families, youth programs and a comprehensive program for seniors.  Keystone’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and families to improve their quality of life.  Learn more at http://www.keystoneservices.org.  

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13th largest, with assets of more than $400 million.  Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branch locations — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by phone, mobile app and online at www.TopLinecu.com.  Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members.  Visit us on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TopLineFederalCreditUnion. To learn more about the credit union’s foundation, visit https://www.toplinecu.com/foundation. #cuforwardday


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