Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nonprofit Spotlight: A Few Charities Who Inspire Us

At CUNA Mutual Group, we're inspired by the credit union movement and the charities we collectively support in communities across the country. These are just a few of the nonprofits who have shared kind words with us through social media in recent weeks. This post is our way of thanking them for the great work they do in the communities where we all live and work.

The River Food Pantry (Dane County, Wisconsin)
 This nonprofit provides hot meals, groceries, clothing and household items to families who are struggling to make ends meet in Dane County, Wisconsin. See more about this volunteer-driven, faith-based community on its website or connect with it via Facebook or Twitter.

One City Early Learning Centers (Madison, Wisconsin)
This charity's mission is to prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life, and ensure that they enter grade school reading-ready. Learn more about this nonprofit through its website, or connect with it through Facebook or Twitter.

Mentoring Connections (Madison, Wisconsin)
This program, run by the Madison-Area Urban Ministry matches youth impacted by parental incarceration with a caring adult mentor. Mentor matches spend time with each other weekly and create bonds between the youth and volunteer that can last a lifetime. See more about this program here, or connect with it via Facebook or email. See more about the overall charity here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa
This well-known charity also makes meaningful, monitored matches between adults ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") ages 6 through 18 across Northeast Iowa. Its vision is that children achieve success in life. See more about this nonprofit on its website, or connect with it via Facebook.

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (Northeast Iowa)
This charity provides safe shelter, confidential services and housing assistance to people in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault in Northeast Iowa. For more information, see its websiteblog or Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Golden Belt Community Foundation (Great Bend, Kansas)
This foundation provides nonprofit organizations in central Kansas with a permanent source of support and serves as a vehicle for charitable giving for donors across Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford counties. To learn more about its work, see the organization's website, or connect via Facebook or Twitter.

We're proud to support these organizations. What they do to help others inspires us every day. After all, "people helping people" is what our industry is all about...