Columbus Day was a federal holiday. That didn’t mean that SMCU employees took the day off, though. For a second year, the SMCU Cooperators took advantage of the day to spend time giving back to some wonderful local organizations.
Are you looking for a free, fun, family-friendly event this Fall? Check out Co-opalooza, presented by Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.
Hosted by Northwest comedy legend Pat Cashman, Co-opalooza is a celebration of cooperatives and the wonderful things that they do for their communities. Co-ops from around the region and across the country will participate in this one-of-a-kind festival showcasing the different types of co-ops as well as the wide variety of industries they represent.
Popular co-ops you’ll see at Co-opalooza include…
- PCC Natural Markets
- Group Health
- Central Co-op
- Organic Valley
- Equal Exchange
To celebrate Earth Day 2011, staff and members from SMCU partnered with the same from Verity Credit Union to help clean up the Washington Park Arboretum. Directed by the Student Conservation Association, volunteers spent the day eradicating invasive species that can threaten the health of the Arboretum ecosystem, as well as a host of other… (keep reading)
Monday was Columbus Day, a federal holiday when many financial institutions are closed. SMCU branches were also closed on Columbus Day, but SMCU employees were still hard at work demonstrating the seventh cooperative principle, giving back to the community.
Fresh off an amazing Saturday of volunteering at Food Lifeline, employees of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union tried their hand at fund-raising as part of Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy Summer Funds Drive. Between July 12 and July 23, 2010, SMCU employees participated in an in-house auction the proceeds of which benefited Food Lifeline.
SMCU employees and their families spent the morning of Saturday, July 10th, at the Food Lifeline distribution center in North Seattle helping re-pack food collected by letter carriers during the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. As part of SMCU’s involvement in Food Lifeline’s “Food Frenzy” Summer Funds Drive, SMCU volunteers arrived at 9:00am,… (keep reading)