Making a positive difference in the lives of our members and the Athens community is a core value of Ohio University Credit Union. We show our support by sponsoring local events, organizing our employees to volunteer their time, and raising money to benefit a variety of community based organizations. Here you can read about our latest efforts to make a difference in our community.
Cell Phones For Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military.
They accept all phones, in any condition, as well as batteries, chargers and accessories. There are cell phone collection boxes located in each of our branch lobbies.
Santa Tree Project
OUCU worked with Athens County Children Services to provide Christmas gifts to 23 children in the Athens area. Credit union staff and board members donated $1,400, which the credit union matched, totaling $2,800!
Santa Claus Saturday
OUCU had a visit from Santa Claus, providing free pictures with Santa for local kids and families.
Salvation Army Kettle Drive
OUCU employees volunteered their time to ring the bell and count kettles for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive. Funds raised through the project support the Salvation Army of Athens and Meigs Counties in their effort to support the needs of families in our local community (58 families per week, on average).
The Velveteen Rabbit
OUCU sponsored the ABC Players holiday production of “The Velveteen Rabbit.”
Holiday Communiversity Band Concert
OUCU sponsored the Holiday Communiversity Band Concert with a performance by the Athens Community Music School Children's Chorus.
West Union Street Fire Donation
After the devastating fire that destroyed a large section of West Union Street, OUCU made a $5,000 donation to assist with the immediate needs of the Ohio University students who lost their belongings and were displaced by the fire. The Ohio Credit Union Foundation matched OUCU's donation with a grant for $5,000, bringing the total donation amount to $10,000.
Athens Community Center Halloween Game Night
OUCU took part in the Athens Community Center's Halloween Game Night, passing out Halloween prizes and playing games with local children after Athens Trick or Treat.
Youth Soccer Sponsorship
OUCU sponsored a local 1st and 2nd grade youth soccer team.
OUCU Community Open House
OUCU organized it's annual Community Open House, inviting the community for free fun and refreshments. Free hot dogs, popcorn, and lemonade were provided, as well as inflatables, shaved ice, activities, and more.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Project
Athens County Children Services started the Peanut Butter & Jelly project as a way to provide local children lunches throughout the summer. Along with other financial institutions, OUCU collected jars of peanut butter and jelly to help Athens County Children Services supply lunches for local children.
OUCU’s annual shred day was a huge success. Information Destruction Systems (IDS) was able to recycle nearly 5,000 pounds of shredded paper!
Bowl for Kids Sake
Employees held fundraising events in the months leading up to the Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bowl for Kids Sake in order to sponsor bowling teams for the April 6, 2014 event. OUCU and its employees raised nearly $2,500 towards the event.