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SCCU Gives Back 7/1/2024

SCCU Dresses down for local causes

At Soo Co-op Credit Union, community is at the heart of everything we do. From serving our members with dedication to actively supporting the neighborhoods we call home, we strive to make a positive impact in every way we can. One such initiative that embodies this ethos is our Dress-Down Fridays.

Every Friday, you'll find our team members sporting blue jeans – a small gesture with a big
purpose. In exchange for the privilege of dressing casually, our employees contributHospicee a nominal amount,
which is then pooled together to support local organizations or individuals facing hardship within our community.

In our most recent Dress-Down Friday event, our employees rallied together to support a cause close to our hearts: the Hospice House Wish List. 

Through their generosity, our employees raised an impressive $300. With these funds, we were able to purchase essential items listed by the Hospice House and deliver them directly to fulfill their needs. 

This initiative is more than just a fundraising effort; it's a reflection of our commitment to serving and uplifting our community. It's about coming together as a team to extend a helping hand to those who need it most. Whether it's providing financial services or lending a helping hand, Soo Co-op Credit Union stands firmly behind our community, supporting its growth and well-being in every possible way.

As we continue our journey forward, we remain dedicated to making a positive impact, one Dress-Down Friday at a time.

Nick Gerrish Scholarship awarded

Soo Co-op Credit Union recently awarded four scholarshipsNGS to help student member-owners meet higher education goals through the Nick Gerrish Scholarship Program. The three recipients of the $2,500 scholarships are Makenzie Jacobson, Brianna Peterson and Lauren Smith. The Bay Mills Community College Scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Corbiere in the amount of $1,500. 

Over $262,000 has been awarded to CU members since 1986 through the NGS program.

Applications for the Nick Gerrish Scholarship for the 2025/2026 school year will be available in January 2025.

Giving back - COMMUNITY-WIDE cleanup

This past Juneteenth, Soo Co-op Credit Union led volunteers across Chippewa County in our second annual community impact clean-up day.

Volunteer employees and community members joined in clean-up efforts in the downtown areas of every Soo Co-op branch location.

The cleaning was divided into several phases in each area: garbage pickup, sidewalk sweeping, community gardens and flowerbeds, gravestones, and painting dugouts at the Sault ballfields.


moneyMoney smart Week at Bayliss Library

Penny Penguin and SCCU employees shared stories, information, and giveaways for money smart week at Bayliss Library in April. Employees read money-themed stories to the community, such as Owl + Otter and the Big Yard Sale, and SAVE IT! Families also received a copy of the book to keep after.

This year, Money Smart Week was observed from April 15 to 21. The week is celebrated every year in April to empower people with the knowledge and skills needed to make well-informed personal finance choices. 

If you missed us last year, make sure to join us this year on April 18th and 30th!


In July, we are spreading a little mid-year cheer by celebrating Christmas in July by “paying it forward” through random acts of kindness!
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SCCU Koozies Fire and Police Candy Canes

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SCCU Employees volunteer their time to help clean up and beautify their community! Volunteers cover a two-mile stretch of both sides of the road in downtown Sault Ste Marie through the Adopt-A-Highway program. Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Our team volunteers in the spring, summer, and fall to help keep our roadsides litter-free. We love being a part of keeping our community clean!

Its Reality!

For most adults, the reality of managing expenses can be a challenge. For high school students, this “reality” is not far away, but many have yet to experience what it will be like. Soo Co-op Credit Union works to help high school students see what they will face in the future by sponsoring a Financial Reality Fair. Students in the EUP are able to glimpse into their future by attending a Financial Reality Fair at Sault High School. Students from Sault Area High School & Career Center all participated in this event. This is the eleventh year that Soo Co-op Credit Union has hosted the Financial Reality Fair for students. Since 2011, over 2,400 students from the EUP have gone through this hands-on simulation that will prepare them for life on their own.           hh