Christmas Caring/Community Sharing
KCCU Supports our Community
The KCCU Christmas Caring Program has been going strong annually for twenty five years; since its inception in 1991; and has assisted over 900 members and their families. The program evolved from the annual staff gift exchange and became an opportunity to share gifts with members in need. It was designed to help those members who have encountered personal economic hardship over the past year due to illness, layoff, job loss, underemployment or limited income. Christmas groceries and gifts are purchased provided for families, individuals and their children. Throughout the year, staff members raise funds to help with the program.
Earlier in December at each branch of KCCU, “Angels” are placed on our Christmas tree with the age, gender and some of the likes for the children that will be helped this year. Members and staff alike, may adopt an “Angel” and purchase a gift for the child or make a cash donation. KCCU provides a food hamper to the family along with the gifts for the children. It is inspiring to see how generous and caring our Credit Union Members and staff are. This year, a total of 12 member families (totaling 33 people) will be helped by the Christmas Caring Program.
This year, your credit union has added a new program. KCCU’s Social and Fundraising committee has spearheaded the all-new Community Sharing Program designed to help support our community and its partner organizations. The Committee, supported by staff, Board and interested members help community organizations by providing financial and volunteer support. It is the Committee’s goal to help both members and the community at large. This Christmas season, the Committee will be providing gifts and filling stockings for the children at Interval House (local women’s shelter). Stockings will be provided for 24 children, as well as some goodies for the residents of the shelter. The Committee is also involved in the collection of hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to help those in our community who most need it.