Great Lakes Credit Union spreads summer cheer with random acts of kindnesses

BANNOCKBURN, IL (July 21, 2017) — Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) is always excited to spread happiness in its communities and that is exactly what they have done through various random acts of kindness. Employees at GLCU branches perform good deeds throughout the year as a way to make a direct impact and give back to their communities.

Below are some of the random acts of kindness GLCU branches have conducted this summer. For a complete list, please visit

  • Zion branch employees handed out $5 coupons for the Brat Shop, a local food vendor, during Nostalgia Days on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
  • On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Crystal Lake employees visited Kaleidoscopes Ice Cream, Sports & Gifts and surprised customers by purchasing their orders!
  • Naperville employees donated clothes, kitchen utensils, shampoo and more to the Second Chance Resale Shop on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The Second Chance Resale Shop is owned by the Family Shelter Service, which provides help to victims of domestic violence and their families.
  • Bolingbrook employees supplied the Goodwill Mission and Friends of the Fountaindale Public Library with 205 books on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Melissa Stroud, Bolingbrook Branch Manager, commented, “The library will use the books we contributed during their bi-annual used-book sale. We hope our donation helps and we are happy to have been part of this”.
  • On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, GLCU’s Waukegan team contributed to COOL Food Pantry. The COOL Food Pantries bring in more than 4,000 individuals who need food every month.
  • Oak Lawn employees provided lunch for three local Fire Departments on Friday, June 28, 2017. Nicholas Mager, Oak Lawn Branch Manager, explained, “It was so much fun to visit each station. We thanked them on behalf of GLCU for their heroism in the community”!
  • On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Chicago branch donated backpacks filled with everyday necessities to the Illinois Backpack Drive benefiting victims of human trafficking. Marilyn Kolodziej, Chicago Branch Manager, said, “They really appreciated the backpacks we gave them. I am so glad we were able to help such a worthwhile cause”.

On Saturday, June 17, 2017 GLCU’s Crystal Lake Teller, Ashley Rodgers (on the left) and Crystal Lake Financial Service Advisor, Andrea Navarro, paid for customers’ orders at Kaleidoscopes Ice Cream, Sports & Gifts, as a random act of kindness

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, GLCU is committed to financial empowerment for you. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve more than 80,000 members in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives and community development programs at


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