Minnesota’s Credit Unions will hold their second CU Forward day on Monday, Oct. 8. Across Minnesota Credit Unions will dedicate the day to community service projects and volunteer opportunities that will impact over 335,000 Minnesotans.
Credit unions, as not-for-profit financial institutions give back profits to their members and the communities that they serve. CU Forward Day is one day where 47 Credit Unions and partners across Minnesota that will volunteer more than 5,000 hours.
ACTS OF KINDNESS IDEAS
Whether you have a large group or one individual, finding a volunteer opportunity can be daunting. The Minnesota Credit Union Network has put together the
following examples for credit unions of all sizes to find a way to may in impact during CU Forward Day.
Large Group Activities & Volunteerism
Join the Network and other credit unions at Second Harvest Heartland
Volunteer for one of the opportunities put together by United Way, a CU Forward Day partner
Reach out to a local nonprofit to see what opportunities are available.
Conduct a food or book drive in partnership with a local organization
Host a blood drive or offer flu shots/flu prevention packets
Clean up a local city park
Put on an event at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or shelters
Provide employees with pay-it-forward items or gifts to give out to members of the community.
Small Group & Individual Acts of Kindness
Bring “thank you” basket, cards, flowers, and/or treats to local organizations
Visit a nursing or assisted living home
Volunteer at a food kitchen
Donate your time or money to a cause you’re passionate about
Read to kids at a local school
Purchase a meal for a stranger or person in need
In-branch Acts of Kindness
Host a special shred day for members
Offer snacks and/or refreshments special for the day
Host a food, book or blood drive during business hours
Prepare “thank you” items during breaks and deliver to organization(s) over lunch
Create a donation fund for a member cause
Make “thank you” cards to give to members who visit the branch
Provide members with a blank, postage paid envelope and notecard to send to a loved one
PARTICIPATING CREDIT UNIONS & PARTNERS
Accentra Credit Union | Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union | Altra Federal Credit Union | Associated Healthcare Credit Union | Baxter Credit Union | Case Financial | City & County Credit Union | Co-op Credit Union of Montevideo | CO-OP Financial Services | CU Recovery | CUNA Mutual Group | Dawson Co-Op Credit Union | Embarrass Vermillion Federal Credit Union | Energy Services Federal Credit Union | Financial One Credit Union | First Alliance Credit Union | FIRST PACE Credit Union | Fulda Area Credit Union | Heartland Credit Union | Hiway Federal Credit Union | HomeTown Credit Union | Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union | Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union | Mill City Credit Union | Minnco Credit Union | Minnesota Credit Union Network | Minnesota Department of Commerce | Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union | Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union | North Memorial Federal Credit Union | Northern Communities Credit Union | Northwoods Credit Union | Novation Credit Union | NSP St. Paul Credit Union | Red Wing Credit Union | Royal Credit Union | Soo Line Credit Union | SouthPoint Financial Credit Union | Spire Credit Union | St. Cloud Federal Credit Union | Star Choice Credit Union | The Servion Group | TopLine Federal Credit Union | Trulync | Trustone Financial Federal Credit Union | United Educators Credit Union | Wakota Federal Credit Union |Wings Financial Credit Union |