By Amanda Coffey | October 8, 2018
On 18th October 2018, we are celebrating 60 years of Credit Unions putting their members and communities first. This year, we wanted to get you, our members, involved in International Credit Union Day, and help us to give back to your community.
We will donate €10 for every person that joins Life CU, applies for a loan or draws down their loan on International Credit Union Day (Thursday 18th October). And we want you to decide where that money goes. We have chosen 2 great local charities, and we want you to vote for the one that you want us to donate to. Our chosen charities are Kildare Enable Ireland and Shine in Maynooth.
Kildare Enable Ireland provides services to children and adults with disabilities. They focus on the person, not the disability, and believe that access, inclusion and equality are basic rights for all people. Covering childhood to adulthood, their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage. More information can be found at www.enableireland.ie.
Shine is based in Maynooth, and aims to empower people with mental ill health and their families through support, information and education. They advocate for social change, promoting and defending the right of all those affected by mental ill health to equal rights and quality services. Shine relies on donations to continue its work and provide much needed services to people with mental ill health as well as their family members and carers. More info can be found on their website at www.shine.ie/
International Credit Union Day is about celebrating what’s unique about Credit Unions – our focus on supporting our local communities and putting people at the heart of everything we do. Let’s do that together by supporting one of these great local charities. It’s your vote, you decide!
Oh, and Happy International Credit Union Day when it comes around!