This Monday, October 10th, 3,000 employees, partners and vendors from across Minnesota dedicated the day to give back to their communities. 66 credit unions and partner organizations participated in large group volunteer projects, park clean-ups, food drives, contributions to nonprofits, surprising family members and friends in need, and committing random acts of kindness for others.
Later in the day, over 130 volunteers gathered to celebrate the CU Forward spirit with an after-party hosted by United Financials Making a Difference. This event fostered community connections and included a food drive to support Keystone Community Services.
This annual event spans every part of the state uniting credit unions and their communities in acts of service and kindness. CU Forward Day originated in 2013 as part of Affinity Plus’ Plus it Forward Day – an organization wide effort to dedicate the traditional “bank” holiday to volunteerism. In a response to the growing cooperative nature of the event, the Minnesota Credit Union Network began coordinating credit union participation and media efforts in 2017.
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