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Community Involvement

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

Ongoing
 

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. 

 

2013

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December
OUCU sponsored the ABC Players holiday production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
 
Santa Tree Project
December
OUCU worked with Athens County Children Services to provide Christmas gifts to 18 children in the Athens area. Credit union staff donated $918, which the credit union matched, totaling $1,836!
 
Holiday Communiversity Band Concert
December
OUCU sponsored the Holiday Communiversity Band Concert with a performance by the Athens Community Music School Children's Chorus.
 
Peanut Butter & Jelly Project 
July
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 reach their goal of supplying lunches for 1,000 local children.
 
Shred Day
May
OUCU’s annual shred day was a huge success. Information Destruction Systems (IDS) was able to recycle nearly 6.8 tons of paper or over 13,000 pounds of paper!
 
Bowl for Kids Sake
April
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 7, 2013 event. OUCU and its employees raised over $2,700 towards the event.
 
Community Night at The Dairy Barn
March
OUCU sponsored a community evening at The Dairy Barn featuring an exhibit titled Athens Voices, which highlighted artists that live or work in “Athens” communities throughout the United States.
 
 

2012

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

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.

 

Santa Tree Project

December 2012

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!

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

July 20, 2012

A big thank you to all of our members and employees who took time out of their day to donate!

 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Project

July 2012
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.

 

Shred Day

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!

 

Bowl for Kids Sake

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:
 

  • Wii Bowling Tournament
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Chinese Auction
  • Cake Raffle
  • Jeans Days
  • Bake Sale