Elements Financial plans annual ‘Purpose Day’ to impact the Indianapolis community

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 8, 2019) — Elements Financial is proud to present its 3rd Annual Purpose Day, a tradition of the large Central Indiana credit union in which all 180 employees will build relationships and give back to the Indianapolis community this Columbus Day. Elements annually pauses operations at headquarters and 6 branches to spend the day putting their purpose to work. A handful of remote employees will also be traveling to the Circle City to participate.

Planned by a group of representatives from Human Resources and Marketing, Purpose Day seeks to shed light on issues facing our community- including poverty, homelessness, cancer, and animal care. Elements has chosen to partner with six nonprofits this year to provide hands-on opportunities for staff to get involved. Susan Weber, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management, explains “This is one of our employees’ favorite events of the year. It’s exciting for them to spend time together bonding while they are also making a sizable impact on the community.”

Aside from projects, staff will also participate in team building activities and a networking Happy Hour, all designed to connect employees to organizations where they can spend time volunteering in the future. In addition to Columbus Day, Elements employees receive an additional 8 hours of volunteer paid time off to use anytime throughout the year and toward the causes they care about.


Monday, October 14, 2019 | Columbus Day

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Employees will gather at INDUSTRY (545 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis) to hear overviews of the participating organizations and their projects and to participate in team building activities.

10:00 AM
Employees will depart INDUSTRY on busses to visit:
– Little Red Door Cancer Agency
– Horizon House
– Outreach, Inc.
– FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic
– NeighborLink
– Shepherd Community Center

10:15 AM – 2:30 PM
Employees will work on projects including:
– Repainting the home of an elderly neighbor
– Serving lunch to the homeless
– Organizing a large clothing pantry and assembling birthday kits for homeless youth
– Assembling care packages for cancer patients
– Hosting budget and credit reviews for underprivileged adults
– and many more!

2:45 PM
Employees will attend a networking Happy Hour at INDUSTRY, allowing them to sign up for future volunteer opportunities and hear all about the projects their coworkers completed throughout the day.

At each organization, Elements plans to deliver an oversized check accompanyinga surprise actual check donation to show appreciation for its preferred nonprofit partners.


Elements Financial welcomes the media during the following times. Prior arraignments will also be welcomed.

9:00 – 9:45 AM – INDUSTRY, 545 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Outreach, Inc., 2416 E New York St, Indianapolis
3:00 – 4:00 PM – INDUSTRY, 545 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis

About Elements Financial

Elements Financial is a diversified federal credit union with assets of more than $1.5 billion and 100,000+ members in all 50 states and 50 countries. As a financial wellness provider, Elements serves individuals through our original sponsor Eli Lilly and Company and more than 140 companies across Indiana and nationally. Beyond six Elements branches in Central Indiana, we provide access to more than 5,000 shared branch locations nationally and 78,000 surcharge-free ATMs globally. Elements is known for member value, offering higher deposit rates, lower loan rates, and fewer fees than local competitors.


Michelle Payne
Assistant Vice President,
Branding and Communications
Elements Financial
(317) 997-3900

Chris Miller
Marketing Strategist
Elements Financial
(317) 524-5085 Phone / Fax
(800) 621-2105 x5085 Toll-Free

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