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No Time Like a COVID-Related Downturn During National Financial Literacy Month to Boost Your Financial Education Efforts
CommunityWide FCU offers members Zogo app with accessible modules and rewards to spur their learning. In late October 2019, $474 million, 52,000-member CommunityWide Federal Credit Union piloted Zogo’s award-winning financial literacy app to provide an engaging educational experience to its community. It has helped the South Bend, Indiana-based CU’s users (both members and non-members) understand such important financial topics as taxes, investing, and 401(k)s.
Today, in the middle of National Financial Literacy Month and a volatile economy, Zogo has added 10 coronavirus-related modules for CommunityWide FCU users.
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Over the years, CommunityWide has partnered with various charitable organizations in order to give back to our community.
Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County
Inspired by the mission of Habitat for Humanity International, a group of local leaders formed the St. Joseph County affiliate in 1987. Since those humble beginnings, Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County has grown to become one of the leading affiliates in the country and has provided over 400 housing solutions for residents in 12 cities and towns in northern Indiana.
In recognition of the significant work they have done over the past 30 years, Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County has received Habitat Indiana’s Affiliate of the Year Award, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence, and Habitat for Humanity International’s Affiliate of Distinction Award. This type of recognition and community support has allowed the affiliate to expand its services to include home modifications and repairs for seniors, home repairs for veterans, deconstruction and salvage services, crisis intervention housing for victims of domestic violence and a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization program.
Today, Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County serves over 30 families annually, mobilizes over 2,000 volunteers per year and operates four ReStores.
Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County
Credit Unions For Kids and Riley Children’s Hospital
Over the past few years we have given employees the opportunity to wear blue jeans on Friday by making a $1 donation to Credit Unions for Kids. This has been a well received and fun way for our staff to give back to the community. In 2016 CW raised $4,080 as a results of the weekly blue jean donations from our staff.
Credit Unions for Kids
“Credit Unions for kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations, and business partners from across the country, engage in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as our movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 1996 CU4Kids has raised $160 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”
“One hundred percent of every dollar donated by members of the credit union movement goes back to the CMN Hospital which serves your community, your members. Each year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
- Provide $3.4 billion in charity care
- Support cutting edge, live-saving research
- Develop new, innovative technology which eases pain and lengthens lives.”
Riley Children's Health is Indiana's largest and most skilled pediatric system, with over 50 locations across the state. They are one of the nation’s leading healthcare networks specifically for children and can coordinate healthcare for every child because they have expertise in all areas of pediatric health. They have the only pediatric research hospital in the state, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in eight categories of specialized healthcare for children. Riley Children's Health is one of the top 10 sites in the United States for pediatric health research, drawing millions of dollars in biomedical research investments each year.
Last year, CW donated a total of $1,833 to Riley Children's Foundation Fund. Monetary donations to Riley help support:
- Pediatric research
- Educational opportunities for physicians and medical students
- Advanced, family-friendly facilities and life-sustaining technology for children
- Life-changing summer adventures for children with disabilities at Camp Riley
- Social work, including emergency financial support for families
RILEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The generosity of our employees is making a difference at the Kroc Center as well. In 2016 our employees made a total of $5,020 in donations to this great community facility. At the Kroc center they provide a safe and reasonably priced area for exercise, gatherings, and an assortment of classes such as swimming, music, group fitness, after school classes, and more.
South Bend Salvation Army Kroc Center
Food Bank of Northern Indiana
At various employee and member events throughout the year, we encourage the donation of non-perishable food items. Our staff always delivers on this request. Over the years we have been able to drop off multiple trunk loads of donations to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
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