Monday, November 20, 2017

Share Your Holidays in the Communities You Call Home

By Desiree Canto, Community Relations Specialist

Share Your Holidays in the Communities You Call Home
Did you know that Tuesday, Nov. 28, marks the worldwide movement known as Giving Tuesday? It’s a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Throughout 2017 CUNA Mutual Group’s employees logged more than 5,600 volunteer hours, donated more than $2M in Foundation grants and event sponsorships and assisted with those affected by the hurricanes and fires…but 2017 is not over yet!

We have invited each of our employees – no matter their location – to continue their commitment of #peoplehelpingpeople by extending the gift of giving and sharing their holidays in the communities they call home.

Many of our employees have already accepted the invitation and are busy scheduling team volunteering events, food drives, purchasing gifts for those in need and so much more!

We look forward to sharing their stories in the coming weeks. So as we celebrate the worldwide day of Giving Tuesday, please remember that it is one day to raise awareness for a cause that extends 365 days a year. Looking for ways to get involved in your community?

Here are a few suggestions:
  • Boys & Girls Club of America – Find your local Boys & Girls Club and get involved! 
  • Feeding America – Find local food banks and donate non-perishable items and/or volunteer 
  • United Way – Find year-round volunteer opportunities at a variety of non-profit organizations. 
Additionally, if you’d like to help those who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes, here are a few ways you can make a difference:
  1. CUAid to support those across the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico. Donate through WOCCU's
  2. Caribbean Aid Fund to support those across the Caribbean
  3. Spread the word for hurricane relief options with these social media graphics
Tell us how you are extending the gift of giving in your community this holiday season on TwitterFacebook or Instagram. #peoplehelpingpeople