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Illinois Credit Union League organizes 2nd annual CU Kind Day

NAPERVILLE, IL (October 14, 2020) — In celebration of the second annual CU Kind Day, a state-wide initiative to spread kindness, the Illinois Credit Union League garnered support from 55 credit unions and partners across Illinois.  Participation in CU Kind Day is based in the credit union principle of people helping people; the day is a commitment to support the communities credit unions serve.  ICUL launched CU Kind Day in 2019 with the purpose of spreading kindness and generating awareness for the good work credit unions do in their communities and for their members.

“I’m so proud to work in an industry that focuses on people over profits,” said ICUL President/CEO Tom Kane.  “Especially now, amid the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, CU Kind Day highlights that our mindset as an industry hasn’t changed – people are still our first priority.  I look at the CU Kind Day initiative as a great demonstration of that mindset; it is an opportunity to show our communities how important they are to credit unions and to our movement.”

While the pandemic has altered our methods of doing good, it has not changed the credit union mission to spread kindness.  On October 12, 2020 over 2,100 credit union volunteers collectively supported 104 community organizations.  Our cooperative movement was able to generate over $75,000 in goods and donations.  From monetary donations to rebuilding park shelters, credit unions proved, once again, that we are stronger together.


About Illinois Credit Union League (IUCL)

The Illinois Credit Union League is the primary trade association for more than 200 state and federal credit unions in Illinois. It focuses on providing legislative and regulatory advocacy, compliance assistance and information, and a wide range of educational and training services to those credit unions, who in turn serve approximately 3.4 million members. More information can be found at www.icul.com.

Contacts

Melissa Vidito
Illinois Credit Union System
630-637-3965
melissa.vidito@envisant.com

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