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CUs Lend a Helping Hand During the Holidays

A look back at some of the holiday memories created by the CU movement this season.

January 11, 2013
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 Ventura County CU donates food trees VCCU Christmas Tree

Ventura (Calif.) County Credit Union (VCCU) donated canned food for the holidays.

The credit union participated in an event at a shopping center that challenged various businesses to build holiday trees out of donated cans of food.

VCCU, a $625 million asset size credit union, sponsored and built six trees with cans donated by members, staff, and vendors. VCCU collected more than 6,000 cans in order to build those trees.

“We are thrilled with the tremendous response from our members and colleagues,” says Joe Schroeder, VCCU president/CEO and FOOD Share board member. “We had a great time helping out the community, and we’re already planning for next year’s build.”

Following the event the cans of food were distributed to pantries in Ventura County.

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