CU News & Events

As we wind down 2018, credit unions around the state are contributing to the Ending Hunger campaign, launching websites, receiving awards, and participating in all kinds of community events and fundraising efforts. Here’s a quick look at what Maine CUs have been up to in the past month:

  • Acadia FCU, in partnership with the Family Food Pantry of Carmel, donated turkeys to 15 families in need ahead of Thanksgiving.
  • Bangor FCU held a food drive to benefit Ending Hunger on November 26 – the same day that Brenda Davis made her visit during the 17th Annual Ending Hunger Walking & Awareness Tour.
  • Brewer FCU made their way over to Husson University’s Wellness Fair on November 14, where they discussed all things credit scores with students.
  • Capital Area FCU held a book sale throughout the month of November, with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics.
  • Casco FCU held a Holiday Food Drive, benefiting the Gorham and Standish Food Pantries.
  • Along with the $117 check, Central Maine CU donated $6,000 to the Ending Hunger Campaign during Brenda Davis’ visit on November 14. In addition, Central Maine CU donated $1,000 to the St. Martin de Porres Residence, a Lewiston homeless shelter.
  • Changing Seasons FCU launched their “Knock Our Socks Off!” Campaign on November 3. Every Friday until the end of January, Changing Seasons donate a dozen new socks to a local organization helping the homeless.
  • Community CU was feeling festive on November 24, with the CCU team participating in the L/A Holiday Parade.
  • Connected CU launched their new and improved website on November 20.
  •  went up on cPort CU’s new Middle St. Branch on November 29, with plans to open this December.
  • Throughout the month of November, Down East CU collected items for local veterans. Items included games, puzzles, crosswords, word searches and everyday essentials like lotion, soap, shaving cream and more.
  • Gardiner FCU held their Annual Homemade Pie Sale on November 21. The pies were $10 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Ending Hunger Campaign.
  • Maine Savings FCU hosted their first Employee Chili Cook-Off on November 2. With the help of the chili makers and donors, $269 was raised for Ending Hunger.
  • On November 5, Maine State CU made a donation to the Patriot Riders of America in Maine, whose mission is to support and provide for local veterans. The donation will help provide 5 military families with gifts and a Christmas dinner.
  • Midcoast FCU wrapped up their food drive on November 16, collecting 429 food items and over $350 to help fight hunger in the communities they serve.
  • New Dimensions FCU held their 4th Annual Pie Sale on November 21, raising $632 for Ending Hunger.
  • NorState FCU sent volunteers to help with the polls in their community on November 6. Volunteers were sworn in, posted voter information, and helped count the ballots.
  • Otis FCU donated $1,320 to the Livermore Falls Historical Society on November 9, which helped fund a new computer tower, monitor, external drive, printer, software, and a surge protector for the organization.
  • On November 9, Oxford FCU teamed up with the Oxford Hills Middle School in playing patriotic songs for veterans at the South Paris Veterans Home.
  • Penobscot County FCU launched a food drive at their Old Town branch in late November, while allowing members to vote for what pantry receives the proceeds. They expect to donate over 100 lbs of food.
  • PeoplesChoice CU received the Biddeford/Saco Chamber of Commerce + Industry Award for the 2018 Large Business of the Year on November 20.
  • Saco Valley CU held their Annual Bake Sale to Benefit Special Olympics Maine on November 2.
  • Town & Country FCU’s first Giving Tuesday Initiative, #TCFCUGivesMore was a success, resulting in contributions by staff totaling nearly $1,000 to almost 20 non-profits.
  • Trademark FCU announced the recipient of this year’s Trademark Charitable Giving Fund on November 15. $2,120 was raised and donated to Helping Paws Maine.
  • University CU held a First-Time Home Buyer course at the University of Maine at Farmington on November 10.
  • Winthrop Area FCU collected 388 lbs of food for the Winthrop Food Pantry during their Character Meet & Greet on November 30.
  • York County CU raised over 50 lbs of food and over $2,000 worth of winter necessities during their Help for our Heroes Promotion. All proceeds went to the Sanford Vet Center.