Oct. 20, 2014


  • Good ideas, in the Fox Cities, Green Bay and Oshkosh (Wisconsin) area most of the credit unions collaborate for an annual Stock the Shelves drive to generate non-perishables and money. In the Fox Cities alone, all of the local credit unions raised $30,000 as a match to the community (the J.J. Keller Foundation also matched money), so if you brought in $5, it was really $15. We raised over $285,000 in just one community last year. Oshkosh and Green Bay areas did the match with collaborating CU's as well. Oh, and all of the newspaper ads had the CU logos on it, all the same size whether you donated $25 (our smalled CU) or much, much more. We also have a great relationship with Feeding America, and they receive some of the funds for the food pantries. It's the true spirit of working together to solve a community problem.
    Lynn Marie Hopfensperger