In 2011, CU1 created the One for All Alaska Fund as a vehicle to raise funds for our yearly community service focus. Last year our focus was fighting hunger and communuties across Alaska came together to raise over $14,000 for hunger fighting organizations across Alaska! All the money raised in each community stayed in that community. The money was distributed to the following hunger fighting programs:
- Dare to Care (Anchorage)
- The Children's Lunchbox (Anchorage)
- Chugiak Eagle River Food Pantry (Eagle River)
- North Star Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels Program (Fairbanks)
- Kenai Peninsula Food Bank (Soldotna)
- Kodiak Island Food Bank (Kodiak)
- Ketchikan Salvation Army Food Programs (Ketchikan)
- Nome Community Food Bank (Nome)
- Thank you to all who supported the One for All Alaska Fund and made this incredible level of support possible! Stay tuned, the fund's 2012 focus will be announced very soon.
Was one of your New Year's Resolutions to become more financially fit? Then CU1 has just the thing for you. We offer Discover Financial Fitness classes to the public, absolutely free of charge! Our Discover Financial Fitness class takes a little over an hour and goes through everything you need to know about budgeting, credit, and what to do if you get in trouble with credit.
The first class of 2012 takes place on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the community room at our Mountain View Branch (115 N. Bragaw Street). The class is free but you do need to register by contacting Ashley, our Financial Education Coordinator at 339-8282 or email@example.com.
Let CU1 help you keep your resolutions this year!
Did you know there are several sites around the state where you can get FREE help with your taxes? Check out the attached list to find a site near you. Most sites will begin offering tax prep the beginning of February.
For more information, call 211 or visit www.alaska211.org
CU1's Bill Countryman Scholarship 2012 Program is now accepting applications! Up to $25,000 in scholarships will be given away this year. Check out the full eligibility and application requirements here.
A new application requirement this year is to provide a 60 second video describing how you live "One For All." Ashley, West High's Master Money Chemist, explains it all in this video!
Good luck and happy video-ing! Applications and videos are due April 2, 2012.
It's PFD application time, which means it's also time again to Pick. Click. Give.
The Pick. Click. Give. program gives you the opportunity to make an impact by sharing a little (or a lot) of your PFD with a cause you care about. Maybe your passion is feeding hungry children, or early childhood education, or sheltering homeless pets? Whatever you're passionate about in your community, you're sure to find it amongst the list of over 400 Alaskan non-profits who are eligible for a gift through the Pick. Click. Give. program.
When you go online to apply for your PFD, you will see the Pick. Click. Give. option. It's quick, easy and any and all donations make our community a better place!
If you give...and your neighbor does...and another....it will add up quickly. With one donation at a time, we can make good things happen all over Alaska.