POSTED IN ARTICLES ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021
We're celebrating International Credit Union Day with random acts of kindness in our communities.
Each year, Veridian employees celebrate the "people helping people" credit union philosophy on International Credit Union Day with random acts of kindness in our communities. It's an annual opportunity to celebrate our not-for-profit, cooperative structure. Credit unions are owned by the people who use our products and services. Earnings are returned to our members through better rates and lower fees, and our Board of Directors is democratically elected by members to ensure decisions at the highest level are made in our members' interest. That's the credit union difference and the foundation of our "people helping people" philosophy - and it's cause for celebration!
Each of our teams receive a small budget for their acts of kindness and decide together what they'll do with it. Some choose to deliver treats to a local teachers' lounge or wish-list items to a nonprofit organization. Some surprise a stranger at the gas pump or grocery checkout line with a gift card to help pay for their purchase. We leave a small note with each recipient letting them know that we're celebrating International Credit Union Day and go about our day. It's a fun and fitting way to celebrate "people helping people," and this year we're inviting you to celebrate with us!
Here are some ways you can join us:
- Have an idea for some kindness we can spread in your community? Share it with us here. We'll pass ideas submitted by members along to our employees for consideration while their teams are discussing ideas for their acts of kindness.
- Help us spread acts of kindness on October 21! Print this flier, cut on the dotted line to use one or both notes and leave them with the recipients of your acts of kindness to let them know you're celebrating International Credit Union Day and the "people helping people" credit union philosophy.