CU in the community
Project Backpack for local students
The Employees of SCCU came together to donate money towards new back packs and school supplies for the United Way of the EUPs Annual Project Backpack Event. With several dress down days held, SCCU was able to buy $350 worth of school supplies and back packs that will be given out to local students.
SCCU donation Towards WMH LTC Van with wheelchair lift
Soo Co-op Credit Union presented War Memorial Hospital with a $500 donation for a Long Term Care Van with wheelchair lift. The WMH LTM Care team works hard to ensure that residents are able to seek offsite services, such as dental, vision and special medical appointments, special outings and important life events.
On the fourth Friday of every month, the employees at SCCU wear jeans to support the local United Way. The money raised on these dress down days is donated directly to our United Way, and then distributed back into the community. Our employees feel strongly about giving back to our community, as it represents what credit unions stand for - "People helping people."
It's Reality - Financial Reality Fair
On April 20, 2016, Soo Co-op Credit Union teamed up with area high schools to host a 90 minute interactive experience, designed to provide hands-on, real-life situations with the many financial challenges young people face as they venture out onto their own, post high school. Since its introduction in 2011, over 1,400 students have complete the It's Reality program. This unique live simulation provides students with a career choice and starting salary - students complete a budget and make choices to stay within their budget while paying for basic necessities such as housing, utilities, food, and transportation. Opportunities are presented to students along the way that require them to make decisions whether to purchase items (i.e. a paradise vacation or a puppy), in order to demonstrate to students the immediate effect that impulse spending can have on a budget.