|DEs at Carolina Foothills FCU prepared a meal at the Salvation Army homeless shelter in 2016 as part of the DE Day of Service.
Principle Seven: Concern for community. Credit unions work for the sustainable development of communities through policies developed and accepted by the members. Credit unions seek to achieve a greater good through responsible corporate citizenship.
The Credit Union Development Educators (DEs) of the Carolinas will join their counterparts across the nation and world to complete service projects aimed at improving the lives of people and strengthening communities. The DE Day of Service takes place Wednesday, June 14.
In 2016, DEs in both Carolinas cooked food for the homeless at a Salvation Army shelter, prepared a meal for families staying at a Ronald McDonald House, and launched a new employee assistance program for credit union employees with children. DEs completing projects later reported them to NCUF and shared recaps and photos using the Twitter hashtag #CUDEDay.
NCUF began the Day of Service in 2016 to call attention to the work of DEs across the globe. DEs are asked to consider service ideas that support making a difference around the Development Issues that are at the heart of the DE curriculum. These issues include health, housing, hunger, access to credit, savings mobilization, transportation, and education, among others.
NCUF holds the Day of Service each year on the second Wednesday in June. Look for recaps of Carolina-focused projects following the June 14 event.