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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 Donates $10,000 to Benefit Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions

May 16, 2022

DULUTH, GA — The Georgia United Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Georgia United Credit Union, donated $10,000 in relief funds to the Ukrainian Credit Unions Displacement Fund sponsored by the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions. Georgia United joined with other credit unions across the country to help support Ukraine credit union members and staff displaced by war.

The Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund directs support to immediate humanitarian needs triggered by Russia’s continued targeting of civilians, which has caused a crisis for those still in Ukraine and millions of Ukrainian refugees who have fled the country.

Credit unions are known around the world for their “people helping people” collaborative philosophy and for aiding communities – regardless of their geographical location. When Georgia United learned more about the situation displacing Ukrainians at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, they were one of the first credit unions to donate to this initiative. 

“As cooperatives founded in solidarity, it was important for us to quickly come to the aid of our Ukrainian credit union family. Our individual efforts to help the Ukraine are important, as collaborative units, we can multiply our support and have a greater impact,” said Georgia United President and CEO Debbie Smith.

The World Council of Credit Unions launched the Displacement Fund on February 27, less than one week after Russia invaded Ukraine. In six weeks more than $1 million in funds have been raised. To contribute, visit Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund or Text CUS4UKRAINE to 44-321 to donate.

 

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 and delivered through volunteerism by way of corporate contributions, team members and community efforts. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering, participating, or donating, visit gucufoundation.org.

 

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 $1.8 billion in assets and 170,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more.