Giving back to the education community
We believe in making a difference in the education community through charitable giving programs. This is done in collaboration with the school systems and community colleges we serve to identify needs within the education community.
Backpacks for middle school students
In conjunction with our back to school events, each year we donate over 7,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students at 50 middle schools and eight student service centers in eight school systems throughout Maryland. The donations are made possible thanks to Credit Union employees who contribute a portion of their paychecks to the Credit Union's "Backpacks for Students" program.
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run
In support of the Children's Miracle Network, each year the Credit Union sponsors dozens of runners and walkers for the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run. In addition to sponsoring athletes for the run, Credit Union employees raise money, which also goes towards supporting the efforts of the Children's Miracle Network. Most recently, the Credit Union helped raise over $7,300 for the worthwhile cause.
Warming Hearts and Hands
Between October and December, members of the education community as well as the Credit Union collect and donate thousands of new hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks to the Warming Hearts and Hands program. The items are given to students in need throughout the public-school systems and community colleges we serve. In addition to the items collected, Credit Union employees also donate thousands of dollars to help purchase items.