Land of Lincoln Credit Union employees donate $6,000 to local charities and serve 2,236 volunteer hours throughout Illinois

DECATUR, IL (February 6, 2020) — Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) staff worked throughout 2019 to raise funds for several designated Charities of the Year. As a result of the efforts driven exclusively by employees, LLCU recently delivered donations totaling $6,000 to several non-profit agencies throughout the LLCU service area of 26 Illinois counties. In addition, the staff at LLCU volunteered 2,236 hours of service to over 140 different local non-profit organizations.

“Volunteering and giving back to the communities we serve is a part of our core beliefs here at LLCU,” states Robert Ares, LLCU CEO. “Our employees are committed to helping others, to being contributing members of our communities. Witnessing this level of giving among our staff here at LLCU is truly outstanding.”

In 2020, LLCU staff voted to designate the following local charities to be supported as Charities of the Year in each of the following markets, to be recipients of fundraising efforts: Decatur – Macon County CASA; Springfield – Helping Hands; Bloomington – The Baby Fold; Mattoon – Children’s Advocacy Center; Pana – Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry; Effingham –Big Brothers Big Sisters; Vandalia – Shop with a Cop; and Centralia – Centralia Youth Center.

From left to right: Taj Harper (LLCU HR Director), Julia Livingston (Macon County CASA Executive Director)
and Katie Salogga (LLCU Marketing Assistant)

From left to right: Elizabeth Wilson (LLCU Loan Interviewer), Christy Mesnard (BBBS Program Director) and
Vicki Yocum (LLCU Branch Manager)

About Land of Lincoln Credit Union

Land of Lincoln Credit Union was founded in 1947. As a full-service financial institution, LLCU serves nearly 35,000 members. Membership in LLCU is open to anyone who lives or works in 28 Illinois counties and their immediate family members. Land of Lincoln Credit Union offers 15 convenient locations in 10 cities to best serve the needs of its membership. As a part of the CO OP shared branching network, members also have access to over 5,000 branches and 30,000 ATM locations nationwide. For more information, visit us online at


Cayla Hittmeier, Chief Marketing Officer
Land of Lincoln Credit Union
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