CU in the community
SCCU Stuffs the Bus for local students
The employees of SCCU came together to stuff the bus with school supplies for the United Way of the EUP's Annual Project Backpack Event. With several dress down days held, SCCU was able to buy $400 worth of school supplies that will be given out to local students on August 12, 2016.
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.