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Lynchburg, VA 24506 800.768.3344, ext. 608

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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.

 


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Credit Unions Care Foundation Of Virginia

 

You Can Help Support Credit Unions Care Foundation While Shopping AmazonSmile!

There's a brand new way to support the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia! Anytime you shop at AmazonSmile, you'll be earning funds for the Foundation if you designate us as your charity-of-choice!

Plug in the website smile.amazon.com --rather than amazon.com--sign in or sign up for an Amazon account, and then designate the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia as your preferred charity. (Or, simply click this link!)

Products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" qualify for the program through AmazonSmile. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of each purchase made to the organization of the purchaser's choice.

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Foundation Picks Virginia-Based Food Banks as Charity-of-Choice for 2015

Oct. 30, 2014 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, the charitable arm of Virginia-based credit unions, has chosen the Federation of Virginia Food Banks and its affiliated food banks as the Foundation's charity-of-choice for 2015.

The Foundation will encourage credit unions across the commonwealth to raise funds, volunteer and sponsor food drives for their area food banks. In addition, any funds raised by the Foundation's Community Involvement Committee will support local food banks.

"The Foundation's designation of local food banks as our charity-of-choice only expands what has been a growing partnership for more than a decade," said David Miles, chief operating officer of the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia. "Credit unions have long supported Virginia's food banks and local food pantries and we look forward to deepening that relationship. We recognize that our local food banks face significant challenges in fighting hunger in our local communities, as families continue to struggle in today's economy."

Next year, the Foundation's Community Involvement Committee will partner with the Federation's seven regional food banks in fundraising, food collection and volunteer projects. The Foundation has supported local food banks with donations of more than $41,000 during the past five years.

"The Federation of Virginia Food Banks is very pleased to have the support of our local credit unions," said Leslie Van Horn, the Federation's executive director. "Local food banks need help as never before. Food assistance requests continue to increase and our network of food banks works diligently to raise food and funds to ensure no one goes hungry in Virginia."

The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to furthering credit unions' social mission by supporting financial education initiatives, promoting charitable giving and by working to build stronger communities through community development grants. Learn more about the Foundation online at www.creditunionscarefoundation.org.

Virginia-based credit unions raised more than $2 million during its 12-year partnership with its previous charity-of-choice, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The  primary mission of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks and its network is to feed hungry Virginians. Last year, the Federation’s network distributed more than 142 million pounds of products to more than 1 million individuals through more than 1,900 member agencies that directly serve those in need.  These agencies operate programs such as soup kitchens, after school programs, senior centers and elderly feeding programs, the Kids Cafe® Program, Head Start, transitional housing, mental health programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and individual household distribution. Learn more about the Federation online at http://vafoodbanks.org/

Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Help Sponosor Anthem LemonAid Campaign for Local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

May 20, 2014 - The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia has contributed $10,000 to the Anthem LemonAid Campaign benefiting the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va.

On July 18-20, LemonAid stands will be springing up in both areas of the state in hopes of putting the squeeze on childhood cancer. Each dollar raised during the campaign will be donated to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (Norfolk) and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU to help treat kids battling cancer.

Credit unions in both areas are encouraged to participate in the campaign, which includes web-based "stands," allowing participants to solicit online donations from family and friends through email requests.

"Virginia-based credit unions have had a long and successful partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for more than a decade, and the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia is proud to sponsor this year's Anthem LemonAid campaign," said David Miles, chief operating officer of the Credit Unions Care Foundation.

Each hospital has a $15,000 campaign goal.

“Credit unions have such a passion for their communities and we are honored to call them our partner! They should be commended not only for their monetary contributions to Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals and their other organizations of choice but also for their volunteer spirit and enthusiasm," says Amy Dickstein, Programs Coordinator, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (Richmond, VA). Thanks to the support of valued partners like our credit unions, CMN Hospitals across the commonwealth are able to provide world-class care and treatment for the children in our communities.”

Get involved by planning your own online or physical LemonAid stand by visiting the appropriate hospital's website: http://bit.ly/lemonaid_rich (Richmond) or http://bit.ly/lemonaid_nflk (Norfolk). You can also make a secure, online donation at either website to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.


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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