Maine credit unions and volunteering go hand-in-hand!
Founded by volunteers and governed by volunteers, the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people' does not only apply to how credit unions are focused on their members but also on the communities they serve, as well. It's National Volunteer Week this week and we celebrate the thousands of hours that credit unions volunteer for organizations and activities all year round. In 2016, Maine's credit unions provided nearly 40,000 in volunteer hours to their communities (pictured here is Jake Holmes, Young & Free Maine Spokester, volunteering with other credit unions at Good Shepherd Food Bank) and credit union volunteers provided nearly 15,000 hours to their credit unions. To all who give, thank you!
More than 2.7 million meals!
Best-selling author and the likely subject of Clint Eastwood's next movie, Jessica Buchanan, a humanitarian aid worker, helped Maine CUs announce a new fundraising record for the 2016 Maine CUs' Campaign for Ending Hunger. The 2016 Campaign raised nearly $675,000 to help end hunger in Maine.
Helping Maine youth get 'fiscally' fit!
The 2016/17 school year is seeing a record number of Financial Fitness - Money Management Experience events taking place at high schools across Maine. Have Maine credit unions bring this award-winning program to your school. Since 2004, more than 38,000 Maine students have participated in one of these fairs. To learn more, click here.