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Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia
PO Box 11469
Lynchburg, VA 24506 800.768.3344, ext. 608

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Our Mission
To build a better tomorrow by strengthening the world around us today.
About Credit Unions
As member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions differ structurally and philosophically from other financial institutions.
 
Owed to their foundation as a social movement, credit unions believe strongly that they have an obligation to work toward the betterment of their communities.
 
They believe, too, in people working together to achieve a better life.

 


Latest News

Change A Child's Life: Collect Spare Change in Your Branches & Help Us Help Kids!

Mar. 20, 2014 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia and the volunteers of its Community Involvement Committee invite you to participate in the Credit Unions for Kids Change a Chid's Life campaign, beginning April 1 and running through May 31. (Pick a campaign timeframe that works best for you!)

Simply invite members to donate the change when cashing or depositing checks.

Funds raised at your branch will go to your Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help treat sick and injured childre.

This is a great opportunity to help our community and our members! To learn more about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the kids they treat, visit http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/.

For details about the Change a Child's Life campaign and to download materials and other resources, log on to http://cu4kids.org/changedrive/

Foundation Supports Life Skills, Football Camp

Aug. 14, 2013 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation donated $1,500 to the Lynchburg-area Kids & Pro Camp held in July in Lynchburg.

"The Foundation's support helped make the third Kids & Pros football camp a special and memorable week for Lynchburg’s community. There were 250 kids on the field with 40-plus volunteer coaches and nearly 90% of the kids attended via scholarship," [which were made possible by sponsors like the Foundation], notes camp organizer and former NFL player Buddy Curry.

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The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has donated $2,500 to the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia. Pictured (from left); David Deacon, of the Virginia Credit Union League; Dan Knizewski, Enterprise Car Sales; Hadyn G. Tapp, Enterprise Car Sales; and David Miles, Credit Unions Care Foundation.

Enterprise Holdings Foundation Supports Work of Credit Unions Care Foundation with $2,500 Donation


June 27, 2013
-The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has donated $2,500 to the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia.

The philanthropic arm of the company that, through its regional subsidiaries, operates Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, Enterprise Holdings Foundation plays a key role in the company's commitment to give back to the communities it serves.

The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, a non-profit formed by Virginia's credit union system, will use the funds to support projects in line with its mission, including charitable and community causes, financial education and disaster relief.

"The Enterprise Holdings family is a well-regarded partner of Virginia-based credit unions and we welcome the support of their foundation," notes David Miles, chief operating officer. "Credit unions and Enterprise have a proud partnership dating back decades in working together to support charitable and community causes that strengthen our communities and aid those in need."

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The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia proudly gave $1,000 to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Fifteen credit union volunteers also volunteered for a day helping the Food Bank sort and pack boxes of food for those in need.

Foundation Donates $1,000 to Roanoke-Based Food Bank

April 17, 2013 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia has donated $1,000 to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, a non-profit supplying food to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in a 26-county and 10-city area in Southwest Virginia.

"Food insecurity and hunger are painful realities for many in our communities," said Foundation Chief Operating Officer David Miles. "We appreciate the good work of Feeding America Southwest Virginia and its partner agencies in ensuring those in need don't go hungry."

According to Feeding America Southwest Virginia, one in six people in Southwest Virginia struggles to have adequate access to food to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

"It's through continued support and donations from foundations such as yours that we're able to reach thousands of hungry individuals throughout Southwest Virginia each year," said Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia. "One in six people in this country are food insecure. Children and seniors are among the most
vulnerable groups. The lack of a sufficient supply of healthy, nutritious food increases the
vulnerability to disease and to a host of other major health concerns."

Because Feeding America Southwest Virginia has the power to generate five and a half meals
for every dollar donated, the Credit Unions Care Foundation's $1,000 donation has the power to bring 5,500 meals to the hungry in Southwest Virginia.

Throughout Feeding America Southwest Virginia's network of more than 405 partner programs, in the 26 counties and 10 cities we serve, an average of 122,300 individuals are served per month. This is made possible by the collection and distribution of more than 18 million pounds of food valued at $26 million.

In addition to the donation, 15 credit union volunteers spent April 17 at the Food Bank, helping sort food items and boxing them for delivery to Feeding America Southwest Virginia's partner agencies.

Learn more about Feeding America Southwest Virginia online at http://www.faswva.org/.


Foundation Donates $5,000 to CMN Hospitals

Feb. 6, 2013 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia has donated $5,000 to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals serving the commonwealth. The Foundation is the charitable arm of Virginia's 180 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions. It was formed in 2009 through the efforts of the Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association for Virginia-based credit unions.

The $5,000 donation was made possible by credit unions' support of a charitable car raffle sponsored by the Foundation last year. The charity car raffle raised $23,000, with the Foundation earmarking a portion of the proceeds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since the raffle concluded last fall around the time of the unfortunate devastation surrounding Superstorm Sandy, the Foundation also gave $5,000 to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts. Remaining proceeds will be distributed through micro community grants throughout the state.

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