Thursday, February 22, 2018

Giving Back: A Partner with a Shared Mission

By Taylor Kilgore, Communications Consultant

Mission Central
Mission Central, a local non-profit organization in Fort Worth, Texas, provides a variety of services to the people they serve. One of their focus areas is giving groceries to people through mobile and village pantries, and CUNA Mutual Group employees are helping (1 min. and 58 sec .).

Chris McRay leads our employee philanthropy team in Fort Worth. With fellow employees, he volunteers once a month at their mobile food pantry. Our office there also holds several food drives each year to benefit Mission Central.

“Not only are we giving back to our local communities, but we’re also fostering teamwork among each other,” Chris said. “We show up and we get in a food line. We help them organize food, and then we pass it out to people.”

Mission Central is also associated with the Coat of Many Colors, which collects clothing for individuals in the community. If a family needs employment or financial assistance, Mission Central provides referrals to their Self Improvement Equals Personal Success (SIEPS) program and other agencies.

“We are here to help people, meet them wherever they are with the needs that they have,” said Paula Jernigan, Executive Director of Mission Central, “Mission Central empowers people in need to improve their own quality of life.”

According to McRay, supporting Mission central is a fulfilling opportunity: “I find that it gives depth to what I do in my job,” he said.

Learn more about the work CUNA Mutual Group is doing with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and with the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation.

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