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CU Forward Day: Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

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.



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


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 |


Media Outreach

All credit unions can begin discussing CU Forward Day on social media at any time using #cuforwardday




In 2013, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union hosted their first organization-wide Plus It Forward Day.

Initially focused on Affinity Plus’ employees dedicating eight hours to volunteerism, the event has grown substantially – the 2016 Plus It Forward event included 25 participating credit unions resulting in more than 1,200 employees and members dedicating over 7,300 total volunteer hours to scatter kindness in their communities.

In a response to the growing cooperative nature of the event, the Minnesota Credit Union Network will now coordinate credit union participation, tracking and media efforts going forward under the umbrella name CU Forward Day.

Questions? MnCUN Director of Engagement 
Ben Hering by email or by phone at 651-288-5519.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034