It makes the most impact to show ‘people helping people’

As part of its strong culture of giving back and focusing on employees, the LSCU has designated Volunteer Time Off, offering an eight-hour VTO day once per quarter to allow employees to serve their communities. This is in addition to many service projects we contribute to as teams. Here are a few examples of what we do:

LSCU Gives Back

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Packing at Community Food Bank.
Community Food Bank
Working at the Community Food Bank.
LSCU at the Community Food Bank
One employee contributes time to The Red Barn
Red Barn Spring Volunteers
Best Friends Dog Rescue
The LSCU’s Brooke Collins has served as leader of Girl Scout Troop 450 for 14 years.
Korie Mitchell has been volunteering for six years for the Hugh O’ Brien Youth Leadership Seminar for North Florida, which teaches leadership through a variety of activities, keynotes, and so much more! Each year, 12,000+ students get to experience HOBY and most of them have to pay little to nothing at all to attend.
LSCU staff turned up to support Jordan Burroughs, chair of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, at a recent kick-off event. The walk takes place this fall.
The LSCU Gold Sponsor team won the top prize of $300 at the Tallahassee YP “Flocking Good Trivia Night.” The team then donated their winnings back to Big Bend Habitat for Humanity! A special shout out to Korie Mitchell for choosing the team name “Stranger Wings,” which won LSCU best team name and bragging-rights!
The LSCU Tallahassee office held a ‘Take the Cake’ for School Supplies Drive to purchase a total of 140 items to donate to the Leon County Schools. That includes: paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, markers, crayons, glue, scissors, folders, tissues, wipes and hand sanitizer.
Kim Gay, LSCU Director, Communications, volunteers with her daughter’s kindergarten class on the first day of school at Canopy Oaks Elementary.
The Red Barn in Leeds, AL, welcomed Lakeshore Foundation military veterans and staff for therapeutic interaction with horses on Aug. 24. A Lakeshore staffer meets Black Flight. The LSCU’s Cara Clark volunteered for the charity event.
LSCU team members attended the Walk to End Alzheimer’s kickoff event to support Director, Membership Relations Jordan Burroughs, who is leading the fundraiser this year in Tallahassee.
Jennifer Martin, chief of staff/vice president strategic initiatives, collects toiletries for Refuge House. The mission of Refuge House is to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy. LSCU staff help collect soap, shampoo, etc., for the cause. She has a parcel ready for delivery now!
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The LSCU offices held a breast cancer awareness fundraiser in conjunction with International Credit Union Day. The lunch benefited the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides. Among the offices we raised $230!
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Credit unions have always had at their hearts a desire to better the people and areas they serve, whether through financial education, working with them on their needs, or giving back to the community. We’re taking a look at some of the highlights from Alabama and Florida credit unions at work outside their traditional job roles.

Credit Unions in the Community

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USF gives to help the community it serves.
Alex Lawley of Alabama One is recognized for volunteer work.