Strengthening their communities and living a philosophy of people helping people – that’s one of the “Seven Cooperative Principles” on which the credit union movement was founded, as well as one of the differences that sets credit unions apart from other financial institutions.
Like most credit unions, Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union has been making a significant commitment to help the communities it serves. From donating thousands of dollars for hurricane relief and hosting an annual hot dog eating contest, to raising funds for a children’s hospital and volunteering at financial reality fairs to promote financial education, Vizo Financial employees and their families have donated their time and money to improve the lives of others in their communities. The crowning achievement in 2018 was collaborating with our credit union members to sponsor the Pay 4 Play radiothon that raised more than $265,000 for Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Tips for a Successful Community Involvement Program
Through the years, Vizo Financial has learned a thing or two about how to make community involvement activities successful:
1. Communication is paramount. Emails, newsletter articles and social media posts with event details and specific…