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 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.
December 13, 2012
OUCU employees took turns ringing bells to collect money for the Salvation Army. They were located at the Kroger on East State St. and were able to fill openings from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
OUCU worked with Athens County Children Services to provide Christmas gifts to 18 children in the Athens area. Credit union staff donated $756, which the credit union matched, totaling $1,512!
July 20, 2012
A big thank you to all of our members and employees who took time out of their day to donate!
Athens County Children Services started the Peanut Butter & Jelly project as a way to provide local children lunches throughout the summer. OUCU collected jars of peanut butter and jelly, and donations to help Athens County Children Services reach their goal of supplying lunches for 1,000 local children.
May 19, 2012
A huge "thank you" to everyone who participated in May's "Shred It!" Saturday and/or made donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Information Destruction Systems (IDS) was able to recycle nearly 4.5 tons of paper and $333 was raised for Big Brothers and Big Sisters!
April 1, 2012
Employees held fundraising events in the months leading up to Bowl for Kids Sake in order to sponsor bowling teams for the April 1, 2012 event. Together, employees raised over $3,100 towards the event through the following fundraising activities:
OUCU worked with Athens County Children Services to provide Christmas gifts to 18 children in the Athens area. Credit union staff donated $972, which the credit union matched, totaling $1944!
November - December 2011
Sweats for Vets is a program sponsored by The South Central Chapter of the Ohio Credit League. It collects new sweatpants and sweatshirts to give to military veterans at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. OUCU Employees and members helped by contributing over 50 sweatpants and sweatshirts.
This year was the fifth year for the "Ohio University Credit Union Miriam McLaughlin Best of Show Clothing Award." Congratulations to our winner, Simeon Robe. Simeon, 16, spent nearly two months sewing the outfit which was themed "Clothing for Your Career."
May 26, 2011
Our May Blood Drive was another success for the American Red Cross. We were able to meet our goal of 15 donors. Thanks to OUCU employees and members who took time out of their day to donate!
May 14, 2011
Our second annual Shred Day turned out to be a huge success again this year. We collected over 200 canned food items to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry! We were also able to help our members shred and recycle over 9,800 pounds of paper -- that's almost 10 tons!
Just one ton of recycled paper saves:
March 13, 2011
The bowling event took place on at Rollerbowl, in Athens. OUCU employees formed 12 bowling teams and raised over $3,100 total through all of their fundraising efforts! A big "thank you" goes out to OUCU employees, members, and the Athens community who participated. All donations stay local to benefit area children. As a whole, the Bowl for Kids' Sake event was able to raise nearly $43,000!
OUCU employees formed 12 bowling teams and raised over $3,100 through all of the following fundraising efforts!
February 18, 2011Our first blood drive of the year was a huge success! We had 18 donors participate which helped us exceed our goal. A big thank you to all of our members and employees who took time out of their day to donate!