Published on October 02, 2020
Give Big Month
It’s October, and this year that means it’s Give Big Month at Community Choice Credit Union.
There’s so much that goes into making Give Big Month special for our team members, our members, and the communities we serve. From finding opportunities to coordinating the effort, it is a tradition we hold near and dear to our hearts.
Give Big Month is a month-long celebration of our core values: Credible, Committed, United, and Charitable. It’s when we come together and make a team commitment to help local charities.
What a great way to spend the month!
Throughout the year, team members donate their time and talents to community causes, but we will are especially active during Give Big Month.
This year, we’re hoping to expand our reach to serve the needs of more charities, community organizations, groups, and more, and will be including some new, virtual opportunities.
If you’re wondering how we volunteer virtually, it’s easier than you think. We are signing up to run in virtual 5Ks; we are writing letters to spread cheer; we are giving our time to help tutor or educate others through Zoom; and so much more!
If you want to get in on this charitable spirit, we encourage you to do so. We’re using VolunteerMatch.org to help us find charitable causes, and you can too. You can also try allforgood.org to find volunteer possibilities.
The nice thing about using these websites is that there are an overwhelming number of organizations they partner with, so you’re likely to find an opportunity that matches your interests, availability, and comfort level. If you like being outside, organizations like Gleaners or Forgotten Harvest always need help. If you’d rather stay inside, there are plenty of ways you can help, too. As an example, last month, Community Choice team members prepared 7,500 newsletters for mailing for Rainbow Connection.
We have found that charity work not only helps communities in need, it makes us feel united and gives us a strong sense of purpose. So go ahead, join us in Giving Big this month. You’ll be surprised how good it makes you feel.