October 15th, 2012

Checking for Change: Nominations

Here at SMCU, giving back to the community we serve is more than just a goal; we make it a priority. One way we give back is through Feel Good Checking™. For every Feel Good Checking account opened, we donate $20 to one of our seven non-profit community partners, who are chosen each year by SMCU and members of our community. Now that 2012 is coming to a close, it’s time to decide who we’ll be partnering with in the coming year.

We will be accepting nominations from October 15 to October 30 for organizations* to become our 2013 Feel Good Checking partners.

How to Nominate an Organization

1. Comment on this post, OR

2. Fill out a printed form in one of our branches, OR

3. Comment on any of our Facebook posts, OR

4. Tweet your nomination on  Twitter with the hashtag “#checking4change”

Voting for Our Partners

Once the nomination period has ended, SMCU will review the list of organizations and narrow it down to 21 finalists, including our current partners who will be up for re-election. The finalists will be announced on Thursday, November 1. For one week, November 1 to November 7, you will be able to vote for your favorite finalist here. The results of the vote will weigh heavily in the selection process, so be sure to support your favorite non-profit through both nominating and voting.

The 2013 Feel Good Checking partners will be announced on Tuesday, November 13.

We encourage all SMCU members as well as members of our community to participate. Your voice helps make SMCU a reflection of you, which is an important part of our being a co-op. Happy nominating!


*Note: Eligible organizations must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits headquartered in the state of Washington.

61 Responses

  1. Toby Thomas says:

    I nominate Springwire. http://www.cvm.org/

  2. carol dupuis says:

    I would like to nominate KEXP 90.3 FM, http://www.kexp.org!

    Thank you for your support and consideration!

  3. Julie Fisher says:

    I nominate Kindering. Kindering is a non-profit Birth to Three Center serving children with developmental delays. They have a specialized program for foster children.

  4. Becky Plant says:

    I would like to nominate Seattle Children’s Theatre.

  5. Jeni says:

    Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH): http://www.homelessinfo.org/

  6. I would like to nominate Eastside Legal Assistance Program where they provide free legal aid to low income residents of the Eastside and domestic violence survivors from all over King County. http://www.elap.org

  7. Sara Marckx says:

    I’d like to nominate DESC. Help support housing for Seattle’s most disabled and vulnerable adults!

  8. Patrick says:

    Seattle Public Theater – http://www.seattlepublictheater.org

  9. I would like to nominate the Alive and Shine Foundation. They are dedicated to bringing meditation to underpriviledge communities giving them the tools to change their thoughts and feelings for a more positive life outcome.

  10. Neil Berry says:

    I nominate EASE – Emergency Assistance for Seattle Employees

  11. Ken Hagen says:

    Catholic community services.

  12. Adrienne says:

    I nominate ARC. The Associated Recreation Council, and its 38 Advisory Councils, partner with Seattle Parks and Recreation to provide recreation and lifelong learning opportunities across the city.

  13. Beth says:

    Seattle Humane Society

  14. Zina Hoyt says:

    I nominate Bethany Christian Services. This is an adoption and foster care agency. http://www.bethany.org

  15. Johnny Otto says:

    I nominate Small Faces Child Development Center

  16. Sally Marts says:

    I’d like to nominate Lifelong AIDS Alliance

  17. Dass Adams says:

    I nominate the local Friends of Licorice Fern Natural Area on Thornton Creek. We are an all-volunteer effort to re-forest this 8-acre greenbelt in the Pinehurst neighborhood.
    I am the chairperson, and also a long-time member at the Northgate branch of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union. Our budget goes to buying trees and shrubs to plant, to replace ivy and blackberry. We care about Thornton Creek as it flows through our neighborhood. http://LFNAFriends.ort

  18. Leslie Bloomer says:

    I nominate First Place School http://firstplaceschool.org This is a school for homeless children. They provide bus service for the kids, no matter where they may be staying; food, clothing, family and individual counseling and food backpacks for weekend meals.

  19. Bill Lalor says:

    The YWCA of Seattle, King and Snohomish County provides so many needed services to women, children and families. From housing to employment to domestic violence protection, this is a tremendous organization that truly helps those in need.

  20. Anne Ducey says:

    I would like to nominate Youth Care. They provide a safe place for homeless youth to sleep each night, as well as job training and specialized counseling. Youth Care is one of the best service providers for homeless youth in the nation. http://www.youthcare.org