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Pay It Forward 2018

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On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Team United will gather at a special meeting to celebrate 11 years of United’s Pay It Forward tradition. 

This means, some locations will experience a minor delay in service on Wednesday, December 19. Please see your region’s adjusted opening times below:

MEMBER SERVICES

Member Service Center: 10 am ET 

ARKANSAS

Branches and drive thru lanes: Normal business hours 

INDIANA

South Bend/Mishawaka branches and drive thru lanes: 10 am ET 
Griffith branch and drive thru lanes: Normal business hours

MICHIGAN

Branches and drive thru lanes: 10 am ET

OHIO

Branches and drive thru lanes: 10 am ET

NEVADA

Drive thru lanes: 9 am PT
Branches: Normal business hours 

NORTH CAROLINA

Drive thru lanes: 9 am ET
Branches: Normal business hours 

How We Pay It Forward

Since 2008, United employees have opted to donate money previously used for a company holiday party to instead fund our Pay It Forward program. Every employee receives $15 to give to a needy individual, family, or organization of their choice. Many times departments and branches combine funds to create a more substantial donation from the credit union.

Here are some of the ways Team United helped out our communities in 2017:
  • More than $13,000 donated
  • 46 different individuals and community organizations received donations across the six states where branches are located
  • Organizations include: Buchanan Meadows Nursing Home, Berrien County Cancer Services, Adopt-a-Family, War Dogs, Adopt a Senior, Christmas Commandos, Center for Women in Transition, Chapel Hill House, the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen, Children’s Advocacy Center of Fort Smith and the Children’s Emergency Shelter, the Housing Authority and Department of Human Services, The Storehouse of Henderson County (Blessings in Boxes), Food For Thought, Angel Tree, Casa de Vida Home for Girls, the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Childcare Development Fund, Sierra Association of Foster Families, Nevada Humane Society, Kate Smith Elementary School and Eddy House.

Ways you can Pay It Forward! 

You might be surprised about what you can do. You may not think you have enough to give to make a difference, but when you work on your New Year budget, consider budgeting for giving. 

  • A little goes a long way—give what you can of time, talent, and resources. What might seem like a small contribution to you can mean a world of difference to others. 
  • Plan ahead—small amounts set aside weekly, monthly or quarterly add up.
  • Make it a family tradition. Have the family vote on what organization to support then put away funds on a regular basis and make the donation during the holiday season.
  • Volunteer with the organization you select throughout the year.
  • Introduce kids to philanthropy and budgeting by setting aside a portion of their weekly allowance. Watch it grow through the year and donate around the holidays.
  • Adopt a family that is not as fortunate as your own.

 

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