Health Center Credit Union is truly a Credit Union who cares! Our staff is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community in which we all work and live. Of course, none of this is possible without the support of our generous members. Take a look at some of our events below, and follow HealthCenterCU on facebook to see more pictures of us in action!
Children's Hospital of Georgia
The Children's Hospital of Georgia (CHOG) is HCCU's "main" charity. Several employees have personally experienced the vital role the CHOG plays in our community, and as a GRU department, we hold the CHOG close to our hearts.
The majority of our fund-raising efforts support the CHOG whether we partner with the Augusta Credit Union Chapter or provide individual support. Working with the Chapter, HCCU participates in numerous fund-raisers such as, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, Radiothon, raffle ticket sales, Casual for KIDS, etc. all benefitting the CHOG. "Casual for KIDS” is our “Dress Down Friday and Saturday,” and employees donate money for a chance to wear blue jeans! HCCU also participated in the Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk which benefits the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Heart Program.
We also organize our own CHOG fund-raising projects from selling T-shirts, cups, or bags in the branches to parking cars!
We have a unique opportunity here at HCCU. Having our Evans branch so close to the Lady Antebellum Amphitheater at Evans Towne Center Park, we are able to offer event parking for all
amphitheater concerts. Staff, family and friends volunteer their personal time to hold signs, direct traffic, and collect money on our lot. All proceeds go directly to the CHOG. We see this as a great opportunity to raise awareness while helping the community. People Helping People!
This opportunity allowed HCCU to become the proud recipient of first place awards at the state and national levels of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award Program for credit unions.
“It is a great honor to be recognized at the state and national level,” said Stacy Tallent, CEO of Health Center Credit Union. “Our credit union members and employees are dedicated to helping raise funds which directly benefit the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. We are committed to helping the community that we serve, and these awards are a result of the countless hours our staff has spent volunteering at our concert parking fundraisers, t-shirt sales, and many other activities which raise funds to help kids.”
Columbia County Cares Food Drive
During December, we, members and staff donated approximately 250lbs. of food to the Columbia County Cares Food Bank.
GRU Breast Cancer Research Fund
In 2012, with the support of our membership, HCCU donated $300 to the GRU Breast Cancer Research Fund by selling pink bracelets.