In the Community
While we are a small credit union, we pride ourselves in being able to give back to our community in different ways throughout the year.
Holiday Donation Drive
Every fall/winter, the credit union puts together a member donation drive to support a local organization. Previous donation drives have included a food drive for the food cupboards of Gates and Chili, clothing drives for the Volunteers of America Working Wardrobe program, a book drive for Reach Out & Read to benefit Chili Pediatrics, a blanket drive for Alternatives for Batter Women and more.
The credit union offers graduating high school seniors two $1,000 scholarships and four $250 scholarships. Other scholarships, not funded by the credit union but provided by credit union partners, are also made available each year. Learn More About Scholarship Opportunities.
Credit Unions for Kids to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital
Credit Unions for Kids is a joint effort between credit unions across the country to raise funds for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Our credit union raises funds for our Children's Miracle Network Hospital, the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, in a variety of ways.
Youth Financial Education
We have worked with local teachers in the Gates Chili school district to provide financial education classes to students of different age levels, as well as providing teachers with lesson plan materials that they can use in their classrooms to teach students about the importance of saving. We've worked with Florence Brasser Elementary to develop an in-school elementary savings program, the Spartan Savers Club and Savings Account, to give students hands-on experience and activities that teach personal finance principles.
Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce
As a member of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce, the credit union participates in a variety of programs to help promote business ownership in our community.
People Helping People
We continue to grow and improve our technology without losing sight of the credit union core philosophy -- "People helping people."