Toy Helpers at Empty Stocking Club

After a year on hiatus, this group is back! We kicked things off again by being shopping assistants (or “toy helpers”), helping families select toys at the annual Toy Depot where toys are distributed via Empty Stocking Club. For 100 years, the Empty Stocking Club, the charitable arm of the Wisconsin State Journal, has had […]

Making Dinner for Families at Gilda’s Club Cancer Support Groups

For the second volunteer outing of 2017, we continued our work in the area of combating hunger (and improving health) by making dinner at Gilda’s Club. Gilda’s Club is a gathering place for everyone touched by cancer—of any kind and at any stage at no cost. Gilda’s Club offers support groups that focus on different […]

Picking out Toys via Empty Stocking Club for Families in Need

For the last volunteer outing of the year during the holidays, I looked for an opportunity to bring a little happiness to those less fortunate! So our group of credit union people revisited something we did last year, with mostly new volunteers. We helped out at the 98th annual Toy Depot which was held December […]

Helping Teens with “Reality Rocks” – Financial Education Exercise

For this DE Volunteer outing, we teamed up with Summit Credit Union to make a difference with local teens! Given that April is National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month, doing something around the development issue of education, financial education, made a lot of sense. We were happy to be a part […]

Making a Boy’s Birthday Special through Box of Balloons

For March’s volunteer activity, we did something a little different to make someone’s day – our group worked to provide joy, hope and celebration for a child and their family on their birthday! After reading about Box of Balloons last month in the Wisconsin State Journal, I just knew it was something we should be […]

Teaching Kids about Careers through Junior Achievement

I had such a great time teaching Junior Achievement in the Spring to third graders, I jumped at the chance to try a different grade this time around after being asked if I was free (thanks Meghan!). First, Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed […]

Teaching Kids Personal Finance through Junior Achievement

Given that April is National Financial Literacy Month AND National Credit Union Youth Month it seemed apt to do something around financial education and youth as our volunteer outing this month. Coincidentally, DE Natalie Sherry had already reached out to Junior Achievement to plan an outing (hopefully the first of many), so it worked out […]