Published on October 15, 2019
Happy International Credit Union Day
On the third Thursday of each October, we celebrate International Credit Union Day and the mission of the credit union industry. The day acknowledges the theme of local giving and the ever-expanding global reach of credit unions. In celebrating, we are reminded of the founding principles of the credit union movement — offering interest rates that are affordable and savings rates that help members get the most from their money, and most importantly, helping others.
At Community Choice, we recently celebrated our third annual Give Big Month. Throughout September, our team members gave 2,603 hours of their time to the communities we serve and raised almost $1,500, which will be donated to the Community Choice Foundation’s Scholarship Program.
With our first #DriveKindness event last October, we hoped to inspire others to “pay it forward” and lead by example when we partnered with Belle Tire to surprise one lucky customer with a set of tires! We understand how vehicle expenses can disrupt a budget, yet are unavoidable since we rely heavily on them each day.
Our second #DriveKindess campaign launches this month. This year, we’re paying it forward by swapping a few $20 bills in select ATMs and cash dispensers for $50 bills! Someone making a withdrawal will be surprised to see a bonus with their cash. We’re hoping they continue the cycle of good and pay it forward for someone else. Or, perhaps, it’s just the break they needed and makes a difference in their life. In total, our 21 ATMs will add an additional $6,300 into the community.
We will also join the Michigan Credit Union League in asking consumers to “Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union®”, which is designed to educate the public about the benefits of being a credit union member. We invite you to spread the word about benefits of credit union membership and to reach out to us so we can help you get the most out of your membership. At Community Choice, we reward you financially with GetBigReward$® just for using our products and services. We also make decisions with the best interests of our members in mind, as with the upgrade of our new e-Banking system earlier this year. The upgrade creates a seamless experience with your online account, whether you’re sitting at your computer or accessing your account from a mobile device as you’re standing in line for coffee.
To all of our members, which now totals more than 105,000, we offer our sincere appreciation for your loyalty to Community Choice Credit Union, and for allowing us to help you achieve the life you desire. To our newest group of members who joined through the merger with FME Credit Union, a special welcome to Community Choice!
We’ll be celebrating International Credit Union Day on Thursday, October 17. Please stop by one of our 22 Michigan locations and join us.