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SPIRE “50 in 50” campaign donates $50,000 to Minnesota non-profits

FALCON HEIGHTS, MN (January 10, 2022) — SPIRE Credit Union staff celebrated the end of 2021 by making the final donation in their year-long “50 in 50” giving campaign. Each week throughout the year, a different SPIRE department or branch location selected a Minnesota non-profit to receive a $1,000 donation. In total, SPIRE donated $50,000 to 50 different organizations.

Organizations receiving support through the 50 in 50 program supported a wide array of causes and varied in size, scope, and location. What tied them together is that each organization was selected because of its importance to SPIRE employees.

“During a time when the pandemic has caused staff to physically distance, this initiative allowed them to come together to support causes meaningful to them,” said SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz. “Ulimtately this allowed our staff to feel more connected to their colleagues and to the communities that we serve, while serving out SPIRE’s core action to give back.”

The complete list of 50 in 50 organizations can be found below. SPIRE is excited to continue the tradition of involving staff in its giving moving forward – the “52 in ’22” campaign has already begun!

50 in 50 Donations (by SPIRE Giving Category)

Animals

  • Animal Ark
  • Como Friends
  • Ruff Start Rescue
  • Waseca County Humane Society

Cancer

  • Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation

Child Wellness

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
  • Children’s Minnesota Foundation
  • Cookie Cart
  • Face to Face
  • Fraser
  • Gillette Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Hope 4 Youth
  • Invisible Children
  • Kinship Youth Mentoring of Princeton
  • Minnesota Youth Athletic Services
  • Morris Bye Elementary Leader in Me Program
  • Page Education Foundation
  • Pathways 4 Youth
  • Sanneh Foundation

Community Outreach

  • Isle Fire Department Relief Association
  • MacPhail Center for Music
  • MN Adult and Teen Challenge
  • MN Fire Service Foundation
  • NAMI
  • Pearl Crisis Center – Milaca
  • Suicide Prevention Collaborative – East Metro
  • Thumbs Up
  • We Push for Peace

Homelessness

  • Alexandria House
  • Bridge for Youth
  • Breaking Free
  • Cornerstone
  • Family Promise
  • Full Cycle Bike Shop (Pillsbury United)
  • The Listening House
  • Solid Ground

Hunger

  • CROSS
  • Family Pathways
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Mora Food Pantry
  • Ogilvie Food Shelf
  • Open Arms of Minnesota
  • Open Door Pantry

Veterans

  • Believet Canine Partners
  • Homeless and Wounded Warriors MN
  • Keewatin Honor Guard
  • MAC-V
  • MN Military Family Foundation
  • Pine City Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • Veterans Airlift Command


About SPIRE Credit Union

A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 22 branches throughout Minnesota.  To learn more about SPIRE, please visit www.myspire.com.

Contacts

Contact:  Maria Daley
Community Marketing Specialist, SPIRE Credit Union
651.641.2169 | 888.34.SPIRE x2169 | mdaley@myspire.com

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