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1st Financial FCU, White Eagle CU Help Communities Learn

1st Financial FCU donates to St. Charles City-County Library Foundation (left), and its employees volunteered more than 40 hours at the Foundation's annual book fair.

A number of credit unions are dedicated to helping people grow. Recently, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville, MO) partnered with a local library foundation to help promote literacy, and White Eagle Credit Union (Augusta, KS) collected school supplies for students in need.   

1st Financial FCU Works with St. Charles City-County Library Foundation to Promote Literacy

1st Financial Federal Credit Union, a community development financial institution (CDFI), focused on serving the community with education, job training, and sustainable housing resources, has partnered with St. Charles City-County Library Foundation.

1st Financial, through its Helping People 1st Grant program, awarded a grant of $524.58 to St. Charles City-County Library Foundation. In addition, the credit union's St. Charles branch hosted a month-long book drive, collecting more than 100 books for the Foundation. Employees also volunteered more than 40 hours to help set up for the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation's annual book fair. 

“St. Charles City-County Library Foundation was a remarkable organization to work with,” Chuck Holmes, 1st Financial's St. Charles branch manager. “I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to help out the community and look forward to working with the Foundation again in the future.”

White Eagle CU Partners with Bright Futures Augusta for School Supply Drive

White Eagle CU donates more than $100 worth of school supplies. 

For over a decade Bright Futures Augusta has helped students in need of school supplies. In August, White Eagle partnered with Bright Futures Augusta for the annual Back to School Supply Drive. White Eagle was a drop-off location for the community to help get supplies to students in need. Not only did the credit union participate by being a drop-off location, but its branches also donated school supplies.

This year along with its members' donations, White Eagle donated $100 worth of school supplies. Although this program is specific to the City of Augusta, White Eagle holds school supply drives at its El Dorado and Newton locations as well.

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