TopLine Federal Credit Union to participate in statewide day of kindness

MAPLE GROVE, MN (October 6, 2015) — TopLine Federal Credit Union will be one of the 14 credit unions across the state of Minnesota participating in an orchestrated day to spread kindness in communities and encourage others to do the same on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12.

In this inaugural collaborative credit union event, referred to as “Plus It Forward,” twenty-five TopLine employees will be volunteering over a 100 hours benefiting the Community Emergency Assistance Programs(CEAP) and Keystone Community Services. Volunteers will be making a positive impact in the communities that TopLine serves by working in a food shelf — helping clients shop, stock shelves and sort food, and assisting seniors with yard clean-up.

“We are excited to take part in this joint community give-back effort to inspire others to scatter kindness across our Minnesota communities,” says Tom Smith, TopLine President and CEO. “This is really an extension of what TopLine, and credit unions, do all year long. We look forward to having a fun day making a positive impact on the communities we serve.”

Credit unions are committed to the foundational philosophy of “People Helping People,” which is demonstrated by their cooperative structures, support of financial education, and active engagement within their communities. Around the state, nearly 1,000 credit union employees will dedicate more than 6,200 total volunteer hours to scatter kindness in their communities. Participating credit unions estimate that the collective reach the through efforts on this day will impact more than 18,000 people.

The statewide day of kindness was inspired by Plus It Forward Day, an event created by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in 2013. This is anticipated to be the first of many collaborative community outreach days conducted by Minnesota credit unions, which are local, trusted not-for-profit financial cooperatives

CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program), serving Hennepin and Anoka Counties, is a community-based, non-profit agency that partners with other resources to assist people in need. The mission of CEAP is to stabilize individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity. CEAP’s Clothing Closet is where families in need can shop for donated, gently used clothing. The Closet is a free service, available January through November, to all Minnesota residents. Visit to learn more.

Keystone Community Services, named for the strong connecting stone at the center of an arch, is a community-based volunteer organization in St. Paul, Minnesota that helps thousands of low-income individuals and families in the East Metro Area. The organization’s programs include food shelves, a support program for Hmong youth and their families, and a comprehensive program for seniors. Keystone’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and families to improve their quality of life. Learn more at

About TopLine Federal Credit Union

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13th largest, with assets of more than $678 million and serves nearly 46,500 members. Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branch locations — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by phone, mobile app and online at Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members. Visit us on our Facebook page at or Instagram at To learn more about the credit union’s foundation, visit


Vicki Roscoe Erickson
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
TopLine Federal Credit Union

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