Nearly 50 employees from EECU – A Community Credit Union are proud to participate in raising funds and giving back to the community in which they live and serve by supporting several charitable organizations throughout 2011.
EECU staff enjoys the privilege of wearing blue jeans on Wednesdays and Fridays in exchange for $1 and $2 donations. EECU raised $9,800 in 2011, and donations were made to: American Stroke Association, Cascades Humane Society, the John George Home, United Way, and Juvenile Diabetes. Additionally, EECU supported American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, Junior Achievement, Child & Family Services, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Interfaith Shelter, Toys for Tots, Challenge Day, Jackson Legacy Scholarship Fund and the Jackson Friendly Home this past year. “EECU is proud to support such important and worthy causes,” said Kathy Spahr, EECU employee and fundraising coordinator.
Additionally, EECU members and staff raised over $2,600 for Operation Good Cheer in 2011. This amount was $500 more than the annual goal, attained via member and staff donations, jean day funds, employee luncheons/chili cook-offs, book sales, bake sales and more. Together, they were able to provide 16 children with gifts for the holiday season. Operation Good Cheer was started by a group of Ford Motor Company employees in 1971, and the organization celebrated 40 years of providing good
cheer to children in 2011. In the beginning, the group pooled their money and bought gifts for 66 children. Today, Operation Good Cheer has grown and delivers gifts to over 7,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities who are in foster care, residential treatment, and group homes.
Many thanks to the members and staff of EECU for their generosity and support in giving back to the Jackson community in 2011!