TOPEKA, Kan. -- Credit unions all over the world are a united front with an unwavering belief in the "people helping people" philosophy upon which they were built. On October 17, credit unions in 100 countries recognized International Credit Union Day by joining together and celebrating their cooperative spirit.
Whether on a small or large scale, doing good is something credit unions take seriously and Topeka Credit Unions are no exception. During a Benefactors Breakfast at the Downtown Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th Ave, Topeka, the Topeka Credit Union Foundation awarded grants to Family Service & Guidance Center; Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.; Marian Clinic; Meals on Wheels; Topeka Rescue Mission and YWCA of Topeka.
The Topeka Credit Union Foundation was formed in 2004 by six local credit unions "to support organizations conducting philanthropic or charitable purposes for the greater good of our communities." Since then, more than $135,000 has been contributed to numerous organizations primarily in the Topeka community.
Today, support for the foundation is provided by Educational Credit Union, Envista Credit Union, Kansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Credit Union, New Century Credit Union, and Quest Credit Union.
Through the contributions of the individual credit unions and the generosity and fundraising efforts of the credit union employees, the fund continues to increase each year. All involved in those endeavors are to be highly commended for their effort and success.