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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 Foundation Helps Children in Need Have a Brighter Holiday Season

Nov 9, 2021

DULUTH, GA — Georgia United Foundation is excited to announce the return of their Wish Tree program. Now in its 31st year, Wish Tree provides gifts to children in need in Georgia through generous donations made by members and community partners.

Make the holidays brighter for children now through December 8, 2021, by donating requested toys or articles of clothing from the online shopping list found at gucufoundation.org/wishtree or by selecting an ornament at any of the Georgia United Credit Union’s branch locations. Purchased gifts from the online shopping list will ship directly to the branch and the local Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) or another local charitable organization will pick up and deliver gifts to children in time for the holidays. If an ornament is chosen at a selected branch, new, unwrapped items should be returned to the branch by December 8. Monetary donations to the Wish Tree Fund can also be made at branch locations or by visiting gucufoundation.org/donate. All funds collected will be used to purchase items from the shopping list in that area. 

Since the program’s inception, over 31,000 gifts have been donated to children in need, thanks to the generosity of the community. The foundation’s 2021 goal is to grant 1,120 wishes, reaching approximately 375 children in the local communities.

To help spread holiday cheer and make a charitable donation, visit gucufoundation.org/wishtree. Donations are welcome now through Wednesday, December 8. 

ABOUT GEORGIA UNITED FOUNDATION:

Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded through corporate contributions and delivered by way of volunteer efforts from team members and community partners. The foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering or donating, visit gucufoundation.org

ABOUT GEORGIA UNITED CREDIT UNION:

Georgia United Credit Union has had the honor of serving Georgia families and impacting the communities they serve for over 60 years. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.8 billion in assets and serves more than 170,000 members with innovative digital banking solutions and full-service branch locations. As a leader in the financial industry, Georgia United has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-In-State Credit Union for three consecutive years and an Atlanta’s Top Workplace seven years in a row. As a purpose driven organization, they are passionate about supporting causes and impactful programs that enrich the lives of their members, team members and communities. Visit gucu.org to learn more.