From our Small Acts that Give Back initiative to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union team members devoting over 9,100 volunteer hours, 2018 was another year of sharing the love throughout our community.
We’re humbled to have won three Warren Group Banking Choice Awards for Overall Quality, Community Contribution and Customer Service, as well as the Excellence in Financial Education Award for Massachusetts from the Cooperative Credit Union Association.
Here are some of the highlights:
Unique Organizations Partnered with by Team Members
Small Acts that Give Back
Launched in 2018, Small Acts that Give Back is focused on positive actions and engagement in our communities. We partner with organizations that align with our mission of offering assistance for food, shelter, clothing, health and education to improve the lives of our community members.
The Financial Ed Team reached 22,367 individuals last year via educational workshops and seminars. 21 schools now participate in our “Save at School” program, making it easy and fun for kids to add money to their savings accounts and establish positive, life-long financial habits.
Community Reinvestment Act
The Community Reinvestment Act is a United States federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. In our 2018 assessment, we received the highest possible rating of “Outstanding.”
Events and Gatherings Attended by Employees
Volunteer Board of Directors
It may come as a surprise, but our wonderful Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers. They unselfishly give of their time to keep Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union the amazing, community-focused financial cooperative it’s been for nearly 107 years.
We aim to enrich the lives of our neighbors even more this year—and for many years to come.
After all, we share a common thread: each other. So, invite your family, friends and coworkers to join us, and let’s have another great year together.
Small Acts That Give Back
Showing the Love
Ringing in the Holiday Season
Dozens of our team members braved the cold to ring in the holiday season and support the Salvation Army. Volunteers collected donations outside the Market Basket locations in Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford and Nashua. The Red Kettle Drive is just one way the organization helps people and families throughout our community during the holiday season.
Serving our Veterans
We had a wonderful time serving at the Veterans Breakfast at Dracut Senior Center. This Breakfast was extra special because it took place the week of Veterans Day. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who have served to protect our country and to all those who continue to serve today. We enjoyed giving back in this small way.
Granting Christmas Wishes
Thanks to our generous members and employees, we collected hundreds of toys to benefit Toys for Local Children, an organization dedicated to making holiday wishes come true for families in need. Games, action figures, coloring books, dolls and more filled the boxes at each of our branch locations. Thank you to everyone who donated!
Our Tyngsboro Branch team showed off their festive side and American pride to decorate a Christmas Tree for the Tyngsboro Festival of Trees.
Honoring Young Artists
Several students from Lowell High School were recognized for their creative talent at our Lowell Branch. Their beautiful artwork is now on display for the community to enjoy. We invite you to visit our branch, located at 581 Merrimack Street, to check it out.
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