Throughout August, all Credit Union 1 branches will have signs on their counters inviting patrons to donate to Best Beginnings. This annual statewide campaign has raised more than $5,000 since the program began in 2011, thanks to enthusiastic promotion by Credit Union 1 tellers and the generosity of Credit Union 1 members.
Credit Union 1 has eight branches in Anchorage, two in Fairbanks, and one each in Kodiak, Nome, Ketchikan, and Soldotna. Best Beginnings supports early childhood partnerships and Imagination Libraries in communities across Alaska with matching funds and ongoing assistance, and these Credit Union 1 donations are a way to directly support those locations.
“Best Beginnings fits squarely into our youth and education funding focus,” said Chrissy Bell, Community Engagement Director at Credit Union 1. “It’s a cause that resonates with our members statewide.”
Credit Union 1 has long been committed to families and early childhood development. Read about its high quality, on-site child care center. And regardless of whether you are a member of Credit Union 1, let them know how much you appreciate their commitment to families. www.cu1.org.