CU Forward Day, formerly Plus It Forward, is a statewide day of Minnesota’s credit unions spreading kindness in the communities they serve. The day is held annually on Columbus Day, a federal holiday on the second Monday of October.
Credit unions are devoted to the philosophy of “People Helping People” which is exhibited by their cooperative structures, support of financial education, and active engagement within their communities.
This year all WFCU employees will be volunteering roughly 60 hours doing fall yard work for 360 Communities shelters, providing goodie bags to the residents of the John Carroll and Nan McKay buildings and sorting donations at Neighbors Inc. food shelf. Finally, a cash donation to a local non-profit, selected by the employees, will be donated by WFCU following the statewide kindness day.
“Being a source of kindness in our communities is one of the simplest ways we can give back,” said Mary Matheson, President and CEO of Wakota Federal Credit Union. “Joining other credit unions in an effort to spread kindness across our state showcases the true power of collaboration.”