Community Photos: Jan. 21, 2013

American Eagle FCU, East Hartford, Conn., donated $39,403 to the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut's 2012 annual campaign. In other news, the CU also awarded $2,500 grants to the Salvation Army of Greater Hartford and to Operation Fuel.

CSE FCU, Lake Charles, La., gave a total of $9,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network during the PurpleStride Lake Area 2012 Walk.

INOVA FCU, Elkhart, Ind., shipped 10 large boxes filled with everything from snacks and toothbruses to an Xbox 360 to a group of Marines stationed in Afghanistan.

St. Mary's Bank, Manchester, N.H., was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for outstanding achievement in small business lending. In other news, the CU has awarded a Community Outreach Grant worth $850 to Making Community Connections Charter School.

First Financial FCU, Bayville, N.J., awarded a $500 classroom grant to Central Regional High School Environmental Science Teacher Jen Haines. It was one of 40 such grants the CU gave out last month.

WebFirst Insurance, a subsidiary of Webster First FCU, Worcester, Mass., teamed up with Arbella Insurance to present the Worcester County Food Bank with a $1,500 donation.

Parkside CU, Livonia, Mich., played Secret Santa for 28 of the boys who reside at the Methodist Children's Home.

360 FCU, Windsor Locks, Conn., announced Donna Tranghese was the winner of its "Get Caught Up in Our Web" scavenger hunt.

Lacamas Community CU, Camas, Wash., broke ground on its Andresen Financial Center recently. In other news, the CU donated 35 holiday dinner baskets to its members as part of its Community Partnership program, which allows members to nominate fellow members or themselves to receive a holiday basket with groceries and a gift card for a nice holiday dinner.

Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU, Aberdeen, Md., participated in the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Separately, the CU gave shredders to 10 members as part of its "Shred It & Forget It" sweepstakes, is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and opened its new branch in Fallston, Md.

First Capital FCU, York, Penn., raised $1,835 for the York Cancer Center via silent auction during its holiday party. In other news, the CU participated in the Toys for Tots program and also collected hats and mittens for the Family-Child Resources and the Children's Home of York. The CU also collected canned goods for the York County Food Bank, raised money for Superstorm Sandy victims and adopted a family from the Bell Family Shelter.

Scott CU, Edwardsville, Ill., donated $3,000 to the Highland High School to sponsor the school's annual girls' basketball tournament. Separately, the CU awarded $1,000 to Tim Stremming as part of the CU's "Take The Pledge" financial fitness program, held a total of 12 financial literacy fairs for students at local schools, and sponsored the Metro East Diabetes fundraiser, which raised more than $100,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

State Employees CU, Raleigh, N.C., said its employees donated nearly $71,000 to charities through the NCState Employees Combined Campaign and members contributed $60,000 toward the publication costs for the annual NCSECC Giving Guide. In other news, the credit union was honored with the 2012 Outstanding Business In Philanthropy award, provided a $2-million challenge grant for the construction of SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, provided assistance to 6,500 high school seniors with their efforts to submit online applications to state colleges and universities and won the 2012 Philanthropic Organization of the Year given by the Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

NuVision FCU, Huntington Beach, Calif., served as a collection site for the Toys for Tots program. The CU also fulfilled the holiday wish lists of a number of local military families through Spouse2Spouse. Other donations during the holidays included $2,500 each to Project Self Sufficiency and the California Paralyzed Veterans Association.

LGE Community CU, Marietta, Ga., through its LGE Community Outreach Foundation, said it has raised $53,000 for a number of local charities and families in need.

Members CU, Winston-Salem, N.C., donated more than 500 toys and $325 in gift cards to Critical Children at Christmas at Brenner Children's Hospital.

First Financial FCU, Bayville, N.J., awarded a $500 classroom grant to Central Regional High School Environmental Science Teacher Jen Haines. It was one of 40 such grants the CU gave out last month.

The Triad Chapter of CUaware, Winston-Salem, N.C., held a toy drive for Brenner Children's Hospital.

Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., participated in the Toys for Tots program. Separately, the CU sponsored two teams to participate in the 4th Annual FernCare Bowling Fundraiser, which generated approximately $3,000 for the FernCare free clinic.

Service CU, Portsmouth, N.H., held a "Stuff-A-Bus" event that delivered $3,000 worth of toys as part of its participation in the Toys for Tots program, on top of the $7,000 worth of toys collected at its branches. In other news, the CU donated $3,000 to America's Credit Union Museum and dedicated a globe sculpture to Service CU CEO Gordon Simmons at the grand opening of its new LEED-certified corporate office.

Financial Partners CU, Downey, Calif., sponsored the City of Downey's annual holiday parade.

MidSouth Community FCU, Warner Robins, Ga., participated in the Warner Robins Christmas Parade, as well as holiday parades in Macon and Milledgeville, as well. In other news, the CU made a donation to the Fort Valley State University Foundation and collected toys for the Kids Yule Love program.