Today marks the start of International Credit Union Week, and this year’s theme is “Dreams Thrive Here.” According to the World Council of Credit Unions, the theme is intended to illustrate how credit unions and “other financial cooperatives serve as catalysts to make different professions, personal choices and career paths real.”
Credit unions from the Central New York Chapter recently donated dozens of toys, crafts, and gift cards to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Funds for the items were raised during the chapter’s annual clambake, which was held Sept. 19 in North Syracuse.
Hurricane Maria has largely brought financial services on Puerto Rico to a standstill. The category 4 storm tore through Puerto Rico last week, leaving the majority of the Caribbean island without power.
Young professionals from the Catskill-Hudson Chapter recently volunteered their time at the Orange County Senior Games. The event served as a chance to raise credit union awareness while giving back to the Orange County community.
The New York Credit Union Association will hold a rally during International Credit Union Week, in an effort to raise credit union awareness. The rally will be held Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the state Capitol in Albany.
During the event, the Association will unveil a document that reaffirms the New York credit union movement’s commitment to members and their communities.