8 ways to give back beyond #GivingTuesday

For the credit union movement — and its history of community volunteerism and charitable give back — every day can be Giving Tuesday.

#GivingTuesday has joined Black Friday and Cyber Monday as post-Thanksgiving traditions, but in contrast to those shopping days, this one is about the holiday spirit that extends beyond spending.

Created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the simple idea of celebrating and encouraging giving has gone global. According to the organization, the purpose of the day is to bring people together around the values of service and giving back. That sounds like a good fit for the credit union movement, which recognizes “Concern for the Community” as a cooperative principle.

Giving back for credit unions is a year-round activity that occurs in shapes and forms as diverse as the communities they serve. To celebrate that fact, here are eight examples from the year nearly past.


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