As a not-for-profit, member-owned, cooperative financial services institutions, credit unions exist to serve their members, not make a profit. They operate by seven cooperative principles, one of which is Concern for Community. While focusing on member needs, credit unions work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs accepted by the members.
Unlike other financial institutions, support of the community is in the collective credit union DNA. Credit unions exist to help people, from the financially well off to those of modest means. Every member counts. Credit union members are fiercely loyal as a result, knowing that their credit union is there for them in bad times, as well as good. The same people-first philosophy causes credit unions and their employees to get involved in community charitable activities and development.
Credit Unions Care is a rallying cry under which credit unions can show this commitment every day in the community or communities they serve. It’s a reminder that caring is what credit unions do best. Click here for upcoming events.
The Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Union has dedicated the credit union philosophy of people helping people. You’ll see this philosophy in action with our community service events and volunteer opportunities.
2018 4th Quarter Community Service Projects
We’re closing out the 4th Quarter in a big way with our ongoing service projects. The objective is to once again, give back in the cooperative spirit and address development issues within our communities.
For the months of October and November, the Development Issue and focus is on Housing. During this time, the Chapter will partner with the Presbyterian Night Shelter to collect toiletry items. Suggested items include sunscreen, lip balm, and baby wipes. Donations of new socks, blankets, and gently used coats and jackets are also welcomed.
For November and December, the Development Issue and focus will be on Hunger. The Chapter will partner with the Presbyterian Night Shelter to provide peanut butter and syrup sandwiches on Wednesday, December 12. Contact Melissa Burleson at email@example.com to arrange pickup.
For more details on these endeavors, and for a schedule of future activities, please contact Melissa Burleson at
Watch for information on Development Issues that will be addressed in 2019.