80 Acts to Celebrate 80 Years
Scott Credit Union is celebrating 80 years of service this year, and we’re on a mission to prove that our staff and members make up the best credit union around.
Why SCU is the Best Credit Union Community
We’ve dedicated 80 years of serving our members, 80 years of delivering value, and 80 years of serving our communities. During this time of celebration, we want to show our appreciation to those that have kept us going for the past eight decades.
SCU has committed to performing 80 Acts of Kindness in 2023 as another testament to our mission – Members. Value. Community. Be on the lookout for SCU employees planting trees and cleaning up local parks, donating supplies to a diaper bank, paying off school lunch debt, and more. We’ll be documenting our progress here, so make sure you check back to see what Scott Credit Union has been up to!
80 Acts of Kindness
#2 Donated goodie bags to employees of Community Link, which provides a variety of services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
#6 Operation Food Search: Feed My Starving Children is dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide.
#11 Joined Partners for Pets for a day volunteering by cleaning cages, and bathing resident pets who are looking for their forever home. Pet Smart gift cards, cat litter, leashes and collars were also donated.
#12 Prepared and delivered 50 celebration and “out of school” bags for local food pantries in Lebanon, Edwardsville, and Collinsville to help children in need during the summer
#13 Cleaned the outdoor property of Eden’s Glory, a non profit home for victims of trafficking. Also, trimmed grass, planted flowers and vegetables.
#15 Donated $250 to Mascoutah Weekend Meals, which aims to provide nutritious meals to students in Mascoutah, over the weekends when they are not in school.
#21 Donated All-Star Baseball themed baskets to the Community Link CILA employees and residents in Breese, IL
#22 Scott Credit Union partnered with the St. Louis Cardinals for the first pitch of the game by Jacob Cullum. Jacob is a life long Cardinals fan and member of the Challenger baseball team. Challenger baseball is a league for people with disabilities and their main goal is to have fun and make friends with their volunteer buddies.
#23 Provided lunch to local Crestwood Firefighters.
#24 Delivered items to the Collinsville food pantry and donated a $220 check from additional donations received.
#25 Donated essentials, healthcare items, snacks, and water to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwest Illinois.
#28 Made Spoonful of Comfort meal kits for families with a loved one battling with cancer.
#29 Purchased $900 of classroom supplies for over 30 local teacher’s wish lists in the St. Louis Metro area and Chicago.
#30 Painted bleachers, dugouts, concession stand, and equipment shed at the New Athens softball and baseball diamond.
#31 Volunteered to clean, sand, and paint furniture at Restore Décor in Collinsville. Restore Décor restores and sells donated furniture and gives the proceeds made to charity.
#32 Donated 1 year worth school supplies to 5 students at Hinchcliffe Elementary in O’Fallon.
#33 Stocked the snack panty for doctors, nurses, administrators at Shriners Children’s Hospital of St. Louis.
#34 Donated school supplies to local teacher with over 19 years experience at Lewis and Clark Junior High School.
#35 Presented Anew Domestic Abuse Treatment Center in the Chicago area, with a check to assist with shelter needs and victim assistance.
#36 Donated $500 to the Jessie Brown VA hospital for Veterans.
#38 Donated school supplies to teachers and students in the Lebanon School District.
#39 Distributed markers to almost 4,000 underserved youth at the Urban Expo Back to School & Community Empowerment Festival. We also offer a photo booth and fun interactions with the SCU mascot, Scotty.
#40 Promoted financial wellness to hundreds of kids and their families at the RedBird Rookies annual health fair. We also passed out school supplies and other fun items.
#41 SCU hosted a group of teachers and their families from the Miriam School to an all-inclusive suite at a St. Louis Cardinals game. Miriam supports students with challenges such as learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and sensory processing differences and provides individualized curriculum, small class sizes, and integrated speech and occupational therapy
#42 Donated $250 to the newly formed East Alton PTA.
#43 Purchased school and personal supplies for the Care Closet at Mascoutah Middle School. The Care Closet allows students in need access to necessary items throughout the year.
#44 Donated school supplies and a $250 check to the Affton School District for families in need.
#45 Provided pizza to the Bayless Music Boosters Band in Affton.
#48 Partnered with Highland Area Christian Services Ministry, a local food pantry to collect school supplies for students in need in the Highland, St. Jacob, and Marine schools.
#49 Paid off school lunch debt for students in the Lebanon School District.
#50 Donated a check to Western Clinton County Senior Services. This non profit seeks to provide programs to educate and assist senior citizens and provide daily meals.
#51 Paid off school lunch debt for students at Harmony EMG Ellis Junior High School.
#52 Donated rechargeable music stand lights to the Joseph Arthur Middle School band.
#53 Provided Cheeseburger Day at Hope Animal Rescue.
#54 Donated $250 to the City of Wood River Parks and Recreations gymnastics program.
#55 Donated 60 box lunches to the East Alton – Wood River Oilers Football team for an away game on 9/15/23.
#56 Supported the Life Skills Department with Collinsville Unit 10 by donating items to help with different skills such as independency, life skills, manipulative and creative skills.
#57 Donated $100 to pay off school lunch debt at Lebanon elementary school.
#58 Donated markers to the Edwardsville YMCA Allison Cassens Early Childhood Development Center.
#59 Donated $250 to the food pantry program at Meramec Elementary School.
#60 Donated $250 to Advocate Children’s Hospital.
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