Members of Affinity Plus donate cash and rewards points to charities of choice

ST. PAUL, MN (April 14, 2014) – Affinity Plus is excited to share that its members donated a total of $69,203.83 in cash and Participation Rewards points to its five organizational Charities of Choice in 2013. The Charities of Choice include the Affinity Plus Foundation, the American Red Cross – Northern Minnesota Region, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Second Harvest Heartland, and Special Olympics Minnesota.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve said this about our members, and it certainly won’t be the last: the generosity of our members is amazing,” states Dave Larson, president and CEO. “If we’re supporting disaster relief efforts, they give their cash or points; if we’re collecting items for a food drive, they bring in donations; if we’re hosting a blood drive, they sign up. Every day, our members are demonstrating the ‘people helping people’ spirit of the cooperative by helping those in need in our communities.”

The Participation Rewards Program awards members for their activity in the credit union with points they can use for their own financial gain, or redeem as a donation to one of the organization’s Charities of Choice. In order to donate $1 to charity, members need to redeem 100 points. The cash value of points members donated in 2013 is $43,808.34.

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About Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative that puts people first above profits. We are committed to empowering consumers – for knowledge, for understanding and to know there are alternatives that focus on the success of people, not the bottom line. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member –centric products and programs. Affinity Plus is the largest credit union in Minnesota with state-based assets and has 27 branches located throughout the state. With more than $1.7 billion in assets, Affinity Plus is based in St. Paul and is owned by more than 180,000 members. Through a broad range of eligibility criteria, almost anyone can become a member of Affinity Plus. Additional information is available at or by calling 800-322-7228.

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