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Community Impact

Our philosophy of “people helping people” can be seen in our daily interactions with members or serving our local community.

Supporting Our Local Communities

Georgia United Credit Union takes great pride in being an active and responsible member of the communities we serve. Every year we support events and programs that focus on strengthening our school systems, financial literacy and helping our communities.

Volunteering

All Georgia United team members are given three paid volunteer days each year to serve at credit union-sponsored programs or for a charitable organization of their choice. Don’t be surprised to find our team members volunteering at a local elementary school career day or rolling up their sleeves for service organizations.

Financial Education

We are passionate about furthering financial literacy in our communities. Our team members can be found hosting educational seminars—both online and in person—to help teach important financial skills like money management, budgeting, investing and more. If you need a speaker for your community group, school or business, we'd love to connect with you.

More through our foundation

The Georgia United Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities we serve. Our Foundation partners with Georgia United Credit Union team members and volunteers to fund and deliver impactful programs across the state including:

I'm so appreciative of the "mission in action" behind the staff at Georgia United Credit Union. The staff at Georgia United are a living embodiment of giving back to the community and for that, the Y is truly grateful. Your gift of dollars and time has a big impact for many in our community's mind, body, and spirit.
- Joseph A., J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA
Great service during this pandemic. Georgia United aides the community they serve with services like feeding the community, a toy drive during Christmas and more.
- Carolle D., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
Thank you so much for this grant. It will really go a long way to help us provide meals to the children in our community.
- Jill E., Hearts Against Hunger
Georgia United is very helpful to the community. I always see them giving back, helping young students who are in school and helping young families. Georgia United is a great credit union that I love.
- Uwannia L., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
We rely on support from community partners like Georgia United Credit Union. With their funding, we will serve so many families during these trying times. Filling basic needs, like diapers, for families makes such a difference. Collaborations and partners are what help make our communities stronger.
- Jan Ruth M., Director of Giving, Helping Mamas

Georgia United Credit Union Receives International Award for Acts of Service

Apr 14, 2021

DULUTH, GA — Georgia United Credit Union has received the 2021 Communitas Award for Excellence and Leadership in Community Service for their “See the Difference, Be the Difference” Team Day service project.

The international Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals that are unselfishly giving of themselves and their resources and those that are changing how they do business to benefit their communities.

Communitas winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy and ethical, sustainable business practices. The credit union’s team members worked with their colleagues in their branch or department to “Be the Difference” by participating in a service project that positively impacts local communities. This project allowed team members to serve 28 nonprofits throughout Georgia.

“We are so excited and honored to receive international recognition from the Communitas Awards for our commitment to serving the Georgia communities,” said Debbie Smith, president and CEO. “This would not be possible without all our team members and their servant's hearts. This award reflects our mission to serve and our purpose to enrich the lives of our members, team members and local communities. We look forward to continuing this service project for years to come.”

A complete list of winners can be found on the Communitas website at communitasawards.com.

 

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.7 billion in assets, 168,000 members and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.