volunteer articles


December 9th, 2010

SMCU Cooperators Share Holiday Magic for Foster Children

This morning, long before they would normally be working, the SMCU Cooperators assembled at the downtown offices of SMCU. They boarded a shuttle in the pre-dawn rain and rode to the offices of News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM to answer phones for the 22nd Annual Foster Child Holiday Magic radiothon. In all, more than 20… (keep reading)


November 30th, 2010

Tune into Holiday Magic on Dec. 9

On Thursday, December 9, News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM will be presenting a 14-hour radiothon to benefit Treehouse. The Foster Children Holiday Magic radiothon will be broadcast from 5am to 7pm. During that time, listeners can call in to make donations, which Treehouse uses to buy holiday gifts for foster children who might not otherwise… (keep reading)


October 29th, 2010

Holiday Magic Funds Drive

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 423,000 foster children in the United States who are waiting to be adopted1. Treehouse makes a difference in their lives by helping with school, fulfilling key material needs and paying for extras that are, for most kids, just a regular part… (keep reading)


October 23rd, 2010

We’re Looking for a Few Outstanding Members

2011 Volunteer Elections As a member-owner of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, you have a VOICE in the overall governance of the credit union. Like all credit unions, we are run by a volunteer board of directors elected by, and from, the membership. Democratic elections ensure the board remains accountable to the membership and the needs… (keep reading)


October 13th, 2010

SMCU Co-operators Give Back

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.


July 19th, 2010

SMCU Helps Food Lifeline Redistribute 4 Tons of Food

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)

Boy eating healthy

July 12th, 2010

Summer Funds Drive: July 12-23

For thousands of children in Western Washington, summer can be a tough time. When school is out, free lunch programs are not available and organizations like SMCU’s partner, Food Lifeline, must step in to help. This summer, help us support Food Lifeline’s noble efforts by making a donation to our summer funds drive. We’ve set… (keep reading)