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Community Impact Initiative


Gardening Volunteer Day at The Boys & Girls Shopneck Club in Brighton


The Boys & Girls Shopneck Club in Brighton hosted a gardening volunteer day for community partners, where a few Colorado Credit Union staff volunteers worked alongside Club members to get their gardens ready for planting crops. 

The Shopneck Club has big plans for their gardens this season. Club members plan to plant herbs, plants, and vegetables that can then be used in cooking classes with Shopneck Club members. 

Thank you to our partners at The Shopneck Club! 






 



Spring Semester Bite of Reality Events at Columbine and Dakota Ridge High Schools


This spring semester, Colorado Credit Union staff hosted two Bite of Reality events at Columbine and Dakota Ridge High Schools.

We helped more than 100 local high school students take a Bite of Reality as they discovered how to budget, build credit, and create a positive relationship with money. 

Thank you to our school and educator partners for an amazing year!





   

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver 2024 Gala


Some of our Leadership Team members had the privilege of attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver's Annual Gala event. It was truly an inspiring evening showcasing the incredible accomplishments of Club kids and the invaluable impact this organization has on our community.

Colorado Credit Union is proud to partner with such an incredible organization and we are looking forward to many more years of collaboration.








2023 Annual Impact Report - Community Impact Initiative Cover

2023 Annual Impact Report 


Access the full 2023 Annual Impact Report to learn more about how Colorado Credit Union
serves members and the community through the Community Impact Initiative. 






Staff Volunteer Day


On President's Day, our amazing team of 67 staff members dedicated a total of 191 hours of their time volunteering at four different non-profits across the Denver metro area! Colorado Credit Union is proud to serve and support the work of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, The Action Center, WeeCycle, and Project C.U.R.E.
 
We are so grateful for our staff's hard work and commitment to making a difference within the community.

Boys & Girls Club Group Photo Action Center Group Photo WeeCycle Group Photo Project C.U.R.E. Group Photo


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Salvation Army Angel Tree Donations


Thank you to our staff and members for your generous donations adopting 100 children and seniors through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

We know this brought smiles to many faces this holiday season!

San Juan Donation Tree

Bite of Reality Video cover

 Bite of Reality Events in Local High Schools

 
Over 100 students at Columbine High School and Dakota Ridge High School took part in Bite of Reality financial education fairs, made possible by an in-kind grant from the GoWest Foundation. Bite of Reality is a hands-on, app-based simulation, that provides students insight to real-world financial situations. Hosted by Colorado Credit Union staff, the event teaches students how to budget basic needs, wants, and unexpected costs. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Members Donate to Food Bank of the Rockies 


CCU is proud to make a donation to Food Bank of the Rockies on behalf of members and the community across all branch locations.

CCU collected monetary donations at our free community shred days in June and July. Over $2,100 was collected by CCU members and the community which will provide anywhere from 6,000-7,000 meals!
 
VP of Marketing, Business Development, & Sales, Sarah Haertl, presented the check donation to Food Bank of the Rockies.



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Community Shred Days - Littleton 2023


Thank you to everyone who stopped by our free Community Shred Days in June and July 2023. 

Together, we securely shredded documents for over 170 cars and collected over $2,100 in donations for Food Bank of the Rockies!

We look forward to 2024 Community Shred Days next summer.





TGTHR Community PostTGTHR Summer 2023 Health Fair 

 
Colorado Credit Union sponsored the TGTHR Summer 2023 Health Fair, an event designed to provide community resources regarding various types of wellness for local homeless youth.
 
Our staff had an awesome afternoon connecting with TGTHR clients about financial wellness, specifically money management basics. This partnership allows for TGTHR clients to access CCU products and services, alongside financial education opportunities. 
 
TGTHR Financial Wellness Center


CCU Booth outside

Brighton Summerfest 2023 

kid with temporary tattoo


Colorado Credit Union sponsored the City of Brighton's Summerfest. Even though it rained all day, our staff enjoyed being outside connecting with people in our community. Staff's favorite part was connecting with families while children got their face painted. We can't wait until next year! 


 
 


Food For Thought BakPak Program


2023 BakPak DonationColorado Credit Union has donated over $32,000 since 2012 to the "Food for Thought Bak Pak" program, which serves weekend meals to over 200 kids in-need in the SW Jeffco School District. Special thanks to Michelle Morroni and Joe Gamarano for orchestrating such a worthy cause. 



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Colorado Credit Union Provides Free

Financial Education in Schools

 
Colorado Credit Union is dedicated to providing free financial education to the members of our community. CCU has partnered with a number of schools in Colorado and provides free financial education on a variety of topics. Staff volunteer their time to go in-person to teach students on many different financial topics. CCU's goal is to educate and teach high school students about financial responsibility, preparing them for financial success after graduation and beyond. 
 
 
 
 
 

Hands of the Carpenter Partnership

 
Colorado Credit Union has partnered with Hands of the Carpenter to provide single women with dependents with reliable vehicles. To date, we have helped 8 women secure reliable vehicles, helped build credit and provide financial education. We look forward to serving many more women.


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Project Our Town


All Colorado Credit Union staff volunteered with Project Our Town and their Bean Soup Project putting together 2,285 pounds of food, amounting to 18,280 servings! Staff enjoyed fulfilling the mission of the credit union industry and by helping those in our communities. 

We continue to support Project Our Town's initiatives with volunteer time.
 
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Staff with dumpsters and shred truck

Community Shred Days  (Brighton 2023)

 
Thank you to everyone who attended our Brighton branch shred day on June 24, 2023.

Mark your calendars for Littleton's shred day on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

We welcomed 57 cars and collected $285 in donation for Food Bank of the Rockies during Brighton's 2023 Shred Day. 

The 2022 Community Shred Days were a success! Our Brighton branch received shred items from over 70 cars and collected over $200 for the nonprofit, Let Your Light Shine!  Our Littleton branch received shred items from over 150 cars and collected over $400 for the Jefferson Count nonprofit, The Action Center. 

Learn more about our annual shred days at our Brighton and Littleton branches.



CCU staff shopping for Adopt-A-Family Program

CCU staff shopping for Adopt-A-Family Program

Adopt-A-Family


CCU has participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program since 2008 to help families in our communities. With your help, holiday gifts and other items will be donated to families in need.

With the generous donations of our members and staff, we gathered a total of $2,230.00 and were able to provide necessities and holiday gifts for six separate families. Helping out in our community is always important, but this year the need is even greater. Our hearts are full knowing that we are surrounded with so many caring and compassionate people.

                   

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Salvation Army Angel Tree


We are proud to report that all 100 of our angels were adopted by CCU staff and their friends in 2022. From sleds, to winter hats and just about everything in between, CCU helped brighten the holidays for both children and seniors in the Denver metro area. Thank you to everyone who adopted an angel.


 

 

Heartland Hero Ceremonies


Every year local 5th graders participate in the Heartland Hero Essay Contest sponsored by the Jason Dahl Foundation. Students are encouraged to write essays about what it means to be a hero and who is their hero and why. CCU is a proud sponsor of the contest and provides prizes for all students who enter the contest as well as the grand prizes for the essay winners.

This year, because of COVID-19, the award ceremonies look at bit different. The first award ceremony with Shaffer Elementary School students was held via Zoom. Several more ceremonies are taking place in the upcoming weeks. CCU's Brooke Thurlow serves on the board of the Foundation and is helping organize the school ceremonies.

More about the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund: This foundation, located in Littleton, Colorado and run by CCU Board Member, is committed to keeping Jason's memory and dreams alive by working to provide scholarships for young people aspiring to enter the aviation profession.

Jason, who lived in Littleton, was the Captain of United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked at 9:28am on September 11, 2001, subsequently crashing at 10:02am in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania instead of its intended target, the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C. To learn more about the foundation visit: https://www.dahlfund.org.

Food Bank of the Rockies



 
Colorado Credit Union staff spent the day volunteering at Food Bank of the Rockies. Together, we unpacked, sorted and created meal boxes for Colorado families in need. With a lot of hard work, we packed up enough food boxes to feed 250,000 people! What impressive teamwork that benefits so many Coloradans in-need

Zuma Ranch volunteering

Zuma's Rescue Ranch

 
Colorado Credit Union had the privilege of volunteering our time at Zuma's Rescue Ranch— cleaning, hauling, learning about the animals, and more! What a wonderful place and a time of great employee engagement and teamwork.








 
Colorado Credit Union staff smiling while outside working an event.
Ken-Caryl Ranch Foundation Events
 
Colorado Credit Union has been a proud supporter of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Foundation and the Ken-Caryl community. In doing so, we sponsor Flick-and-Floats during the summer, allowing family and friends to enjoy popcorn and movies at the pool! We also sponsor the Ken-Caryl Metro District's Holiday Happenings event in December, complete with hayrides, children's activities, and hot cocoa.






Brighton staff volunteering

Brighton Summerfest

 
Colorado Credit Union has been a proud supporter of the Brighton Summerfest sponsoring games, face painting, and more. What a great time we have supporting the City of Brighton's amazing community celebration!





Staff bowling in costumes
 

Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

 
Colorado Credit Union has been a proud supporter of the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon for many years. It is a great opportunity to support a worthy cause and involve our employees in fun team building events.







Jason Dahl Sponsorship
 

Captain Jason Dahl Foundation

 
Colorado Credit Union had the honor of attending "A Night at the Air Museum," benefitting the Captain Jason Dahl Foundation of flight. The evening reflected on the memory of our local hero Captain Jason Dahl of Flight 93, and all the victims of 9/11. On behalf of our members and staff, CCU has had the privilege of contributing to and helping orchestrate events for the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund, thus enabling the dreams of future aviation pilots.
 




4 people smiling and holding a check for $8,850.05 that is being donated to the Children's Hospital of Colorado

Children's Hospital of Colorado

 
Colorado Credit Union presented a check for $8,850.05 to Children’s Hospital Colorado! It was an honor to present this donation on behalf of our members, employees, and the communities we serve.







27J School DistrictBrighton Chamber 27J Teachers Luncheon

 
Colorado Credit Union had the privilege of being a title sponsor at Brighton Chamber 27J Teachers Luncheon welcoming 125 new teachers to the school district. This was a great opportunity to inform a variety of individuals about our credit union and our involvement with
the 27J school district.







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Financial Literacy Program

Colorado Credit Union has implemented Banzai, a financial literacy program, in local high schools. CCU's goal is to educate and teach high school students about financial responsibility, preparing them for financial success after graduation and beyond.