Afena Federal Credit Union gives back big on Giving Tuesday
MARION, IN (December 8, 2020) — Afena Federal Credit Union donated a total of $5,800 to local non-profit organizations on Giving Tuesday, thanks to a little help from Afena employees. On Tuesday morning, the Credit Union announced that it was making three $1,000 donations to three Grant County non-profits to support their work in the community.
The first $1,000 donation was given to the Boys and Girls Club of Grant County in support of the work they do to provide a safe and supportive environment that enables and inspires Grant County youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The second $1,000 donation went to Circles of Grant County, a non-profit working to break the cycle of generational poverty by equipping families with the resources and support to shift their trajectory and get out of poverty. The third $1,000 was donated to Thriving Grant County, a collective impact working to address some of Grant County’s most complex social issues and create sustainable and lasting change.
The Credit Union also announced a special employee giving initiative to celebrate Giving Tuesday; stating that every Afena staff member was receiving $100 to donate to a local non-profit of their choice and creating an additional $2,800 of collective donations going to support Grant County organizations.
“Our employees are incredibly generous and many donate a small portion of their paycheck each week to support the Credit Union’s charitable initiatives such as our “Drop Your Drawers” program,” said President/CEO Karen Madry. “This year, we wanted to make sure that everyone on our team was able to participate in Giving Tuesday and make a donation to a local non-profit that has touched their heart or made a difference in their lives.”
Madry continued, “We are so proud to be a part of the Grant County community and to support the incredible work of our local non-profits. It takes a village to make an impact, and we are grateful to be a part of this village.”
About Afena Federal Credit Union
Established in 1956, Afena Federal Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Grant and Wabash Counties. With nearly 8,000 members and assets of over $72 million, Afena is a federal credit union that empowers their members to overcome their financial challenges and build and enduring legacy. Afena Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender and equal opportunity lender.