We don't just live and do business in our community; we also get involved by sponsoring, volunteering and participating when neighbors need a helping hand.
It’s living out our brand promise “Life is Better with Community” and one of our core values. It's an opportunity to give back, a chance to learn, develop relationships, and create memories. It's also a lot of fun.
Each quarter, FCCU’s 260 employees vote and select a charity cause to support by raising funds and awareness. From food relieve to health-related causes and more, our Quarterly Charities are just another way FCCU supports those in need. Since launching in 2012, it’s something that both staff and FCCU members look forward to each quarterly.
Ronald McDonald House Charities & Sunshine Hospitality Home
The second quarter fundraising cause, as chosen by FCCU staff, are the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley and of Bismarck and the Sunshine Hospitality Home in Grand Forks. These homes provide a place of comfort for families who must travel when their kids need medical care. Families have a place to rest near medical facilities, receive care and support resources, and connect with other guest families.
To support this organization, we’re holding a pop tab collection at each branch as well as an internal silent auction fundraiser, dress up days, jeans Fridays and volunteering when possible.
Great Plains Food Bank
To select the first quarter charity cause of 2023, FCCU asked our members to join staff in voting. The Great Plains Food Bank was the cause chosen. Celebrating 40 years of hunger relief, the GPFB operates 9 programs to recover and distribute food to combat hunger for children, seniors and those in rural communities. With help from volunteers and donors, their network of 200 partner food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens helps to feed those in need across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.
In addition to our donation of $6,500, food drives were held at each branch to benefit area pantries. Other fundraising activities included a Spirit Week, bake sales and other local fundraisers, a staff Bingo game and jeans Fridays. Staff also volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Packs in Fargo and Grand Forks, made and distributed meals for Lasagna Love and delivered Meals on Wheels.
Organizations We’ve Worked With
The following are just a few of the worthy organizations that we support throughout our company.
Donations & Sponsorships:
- United Way
- Relay for Life
- Local food pantries
- Wildlife clubs
- Local colleges & universities
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Associations and organizations where our staff volunteer their time and skills:
- Clubs such as Elks, Lions, Kiwanis, Sertoma, Knights of Columbus, Young Professionals Network
- Boards including Chamber of Commerce, United Way and Red Cross
- Meals on Wheels
- Relay for Life
- Local schools
- Farm Rescue
- Special Olympic Sports
- Junior Achievement and financial literacy teaching
Life is better with Community. That’s why we love to support our local communities.