October 8, 2019
GLCU was excited to join 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union Day® (ICU) on October 17, 2019. With more than 200+ million credit union members around the world, GLCU proudly join this festivity of the not-for-profit cooperative spirit that all credit unions share.
This cooperative spirit has led to life-changing opportunities for people all over the world who’ve wanted to start a small business, own a home or continue their education but were denied access to other financial institutions. In many parts of the world, people’s first taste of democracy is through their credit union, where “one member, one vote” is the governing structure.
As part of the celebration, we invited all to visit any GLCU location for refreshments, fun, and chances to win prizes on October 17!
In the spirit of ICU Day, more than 165 GLCU employees, families and friends participated in CU Kind Day on October 14, 2019 – a statewide initiative to spread kindness. GLCU employees dedicated their day and served their communities by volunteering for local charities, events, and organizations. CU Kind Day is a new initiative led by the Illinois Credit Union League, created to spread kindness and generate awareness for the good work credit unions do in their communities.
Our amazing volunteers were able to pack 475 boxes of meals collectively in events at Feed My Starving Children - Libertyville and Feed My Starving Children - Aurora; and bag 21,500 diapers, label 500 bags and sort 59 bins of clothing for the Twice As Nice Mother & Child diaper pantry program in Waukegan!
Thank you for celebrating a movement that concerns itself with the financial success of all people! Click here to see photos from the event!