CREDIT UNIONS GIVE BACK
Anthony Mincks of Mayo Clinic loads documents for shredding in Rochester, Minn., on
Oct. 12. For the sixth year in a row, the $1.19 billion Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union
of Rochester participated in Caring It Forward Day, providing free, secure document
shredding throughout the day as well as flu shots. The credit union collected over three
tons of paper to recycle and shred, and partnered with the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile
Unit to open a flu shot clinic. In just three hours, 127 people received vaccinations.
Madisen Lickly, an Ascension Via Christi Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH)
champion, poses by a Credit Union of America van. The $1.12 billion, Wichita, Kan.-based
CUA hosted its 14th annual golf tournament benefitting the CMNH at Ascension Via Christi
on Sept. 17 at the Crestview Country Club in Wichita. The tournament, a joint effort between
CUA and the Wichita Open, raised $44,270 this year to directly benefit sick and injured
children in Kansas. Lickly and her family were invited to share their story of how CMNH has
made a positive impact on their lives.
A Texas Diaper Bank staff member provides diapers and wipes to families during a time of
increased need due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. The Security Service Charitable Foundation, the
charitable arm of the $10.15 billion, San Antonio, Texas-based Security Service Federal Credit
Union, recently partnered with the Texas Diaper Bank, also in San Antonio, donating $5,000. As
diapers are considered a hygiene item, they are not covered by safety-net or Women, Infants
and Children programs, leaving many area families in need. The foundation’s donation will help
provide 25,000 diapers for 1,000 families in the state’s Bexar County and surrounding areas.
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Gary Jones (right) with Live Oak High School in Watson, La., and Live Oak students show off
their trophy and $1,500 award from the $1 billion, Baton Rouge, La.-based Neighbors Federal
Credit Union. Neighbors recently hosted an online tournament, intended to raise awareness
for its Mascot Checking program that has provided more than $163,000 for local schools,
with its 15 Mascot schools. Live Oak won for the second consecutive year with 702 votes.
Throughout the tournament, Neighbors posted links to polls on its blog, shared them on
social media and encouraged participating schools to lobby for as many votes as possible.
Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge came in second with 492 votes, and received $500.
Jeff Clark (middle), president/CEO for the $788 million, Jacksonville, N.C.-based Marine
Credit Union, presents a $20,500 check to representatives from United Way of North Caroli-
na’s Onslow County. On Oct. 16, Marine held its 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, raising
$61,500 total. Also receiving $20,500 each from Marine were Hope for the Warriors, which
Organization of Jacksonville. Students at the Nixon Academy of Multimedia Arts Production, an elementary school in Cerritos, Calif., learn how to use the technology application program Notability via Zoom. As part of its
2020 Adopt-a-School program, the $1.7 billion LBS Financial Credit Union in Westminster, Calif.,
donated $2,500 to Nixon Academy. The donation funded approximately 450 licenses for third
through sixth grade students to use Notability, a note-taking program that combines the skills of
handwriting, photos and typing in a single note to bring student projects to life.