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Lowcountry credit unions join Carolinas CU Foundation for CU Give Back Day

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The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation and the Lowcountry Chapter of Credit Unions, with support from several credit union volunteers, hosted a successful CU Give Back Day at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston (RMHC) on October 22, 2018. Volunteers prepared lunch and dinner for RMHC guests and their families, and cleaned the facility to help the house stay safe, organized and germ-free.

Leigh Wildt, the volunteer coordinator for the RMH of Charleston remarked on the much-appreciated time and energy of the volunteers. “I had so many families and coworkers comment on how clean the kitchen/dining room were and that they couldn’t remember the last time it had actually sparkled.”

collage of CU Give Back Day in Charleston, SC
Visit Facebook to view more photos from the event and read more on the Lowcountry Chapter's experience hosting CU Give Back Day.

Credit unions in the lowcountry also worked together to donate nearly 1,000 Magic Kits for Victory Junction’s Reach Program, which delivers camp magic to children and their families in pediatric hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses.

“These kits are delivered to the children’s hospitals in the Carolinas and offer a fun distraction for the patients and even siblings who are visiting in the hospital,” said Lauren Whaley, president of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. “I can’t thank the Lowcountry Chapter enough for working with us to coordinate such wonderful activities that help bring a smile and comfort to so many children and their families.”

Special thanks to all of the credit union volunteers from South Carolina Federal Credit Union, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, CPM Federal Credit Union, C.O. Federal Credit Union, Latitude 32 Credit Union and the Carolinas Credit Union League.

“The Ronald McDonald House is a special place as it provides comfort and support to so many lowcountry families,” said Chapter President Stephanie Watson of SC Federal Credit Union. “Having the opportunity to provide a healthy and hearty meal for these families was an amazing and humbling experience as your problems seem so much lighter by comparison. It was a life-changing day!”

During the Lowcountry Chapter of Credit Unions’ Annual Legislative Night, raffle proceeds of $1,500 were raised for Victory Junction’s Reach Program.

To learn more about the Foundation’s Reach Program and how you can get involved, contact Lauren Whaley at 919-600-8219 or


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