In 2011, 34% of Washington residents volunteered, ranking us 9th in the country for Volunteering and Civic Engagement. Can you imagine what it would be like if 100% of residents volunteered? With just a few hours of your time each week, or even each month, you can help make our community a better place. Here… (keep reading)
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Giving back to the community is an obligation. Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union believes it is a priority to give back to the communities where we do business while focusing on our members and their needs. Through programs like our Green Loans and Feel Good Checking non-profit partnerships, SMCU seeks to achieve a greater good through responsible corporate citizenship.
If you live in or near Seattle, you know that our city has a vibrant art scene. From the multitude of art museums to the thriving local music scene, there’s no doubt that art holds a special place here. That’s why last year, Starbucks, KEXP, and Seattle Theatre Group launched a series of quarterly benefit… (keep reading)
The 12K’s of Christmas is the Puget Sound’s favorite holiday-themed running event and the seventh largest 12K in the country. Between the 12K run, 5K walk, free kids dash, and post-event activities, there’s something fun for everyone in the family. This event supports Sleep Country’s Foster Kids program.
Throughout the recession, one business model has proven to be resilient. Cooperative businesses are focused on long-term stability, not just for their worker-owners, but also for the communities they reside in. The documentary film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is based on “true stories of dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.” It showcases the co-op… (keep reading)
Over the past few weeks, you have nominated more than 50 amazing local non-profits. After reviewing all of these incredible organizations, we have chosen 21 finalists, including our current partners who are up for re-election, to be in the running to become one of SMCU’s seven 2013 Feel Good Checking® partners. To choose the finalists, we… (keep reading)
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… (keep reading)