On October 14, 2019, UICCU participated in CU Kind Day, a state-wide initiative to spread kindness. Staff members of UICCU dedicated their time by donating money through paying it forward across the community. From paying for unsuspecting customers at Sidney Dairy Barn and Industrial Donut to paying off lunch balances at Gibson City Melvin Sibley Middle School (GCMS) and Monticello, they spread the ‘good’ to the people of Champaign-Urbana and its surrounding communities.
“CU Kind Day is a perfect alignment for the U of I Credit Union. We aim to Do More Good for our membership and the communities we serve every day.”
-Chris Harlan, President/CEO
CU Kind Day is a new initiative led by the Illinois Credit Union League, the primary trade association for credit unions, created to spread kindness and generate awareness for the good work credit unions do in their communities. On Columbus Day, ICUL encouraged credit unions in Illinois to customize an outreach effort that best fits their credit union and the community they serve. The effect was be felt statewide, as IL credit unions came together in the spirit of cooperation to give back.
“I’m so proud to work in an industry that focuses on people over profits,” said ICUL President Tom Kane. “With credit unions, ‘people helping people’ is more than just a nice phrase, it is the mindset for everything we do. The CU Kind Day initiative is a demonstration of that mindset – it is the credit union difference in action!”
“CU Kind Day is a perfect alignment for the U of I Credit Union,” said UICCU President/CEO Chris Harlan. “We aim to Do More Good for our membership and the communities we serve every day. This extends beyond lower fees and better rates to our involvement in community events, sponsorships, and the Orange and Blue scholarships. This is another great opportunity to recognize that we live and work in an amazing community!”