Vizo Financial and its payment and technology CUSO, MY CU Services, continue to make a positive difference in our local communities. From volunteerism to donations, we want to share all the community activities we've got going on with you.
Vizo Financial donated $20,000 to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions’ Turkish Cooperative Earthquake Relief Fund. This fund was launched to support Turkey’s cooperative system during this incredibly difficult time following two devastating earthquakes in early February. According to a joint statement from WFCU and WOCCU, “Tarimkredi (Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives) has more than 150 cooperatives with 80,000 members in the 10 provinces impacted by the earthquakes and estimates at least half of those institutions have suffered some level of destruction.” The fund is still accepting donations to help reach their $100,000 goal.
Vizo Financial staff volunteered at a financial reality fair at Newport High School in Newport, Pa. The reality was hosted by Belco Community Credit Union Financial reality fairs are an interactive financial education experience for students. This hands-on experience allows students to identify their career choice and starting salaries, then complete a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food. Additional expenditures such as entertainment and travel are factored in as well.
On March 24, members of Vizo Financial’s staff will be volunteering to help stuff nearly 8,000 Easter eggs for The Hershey Company’s Annual Miracle Family & Friends Egg Scramble to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will be the first in-person scramble since the pandemic began.
Vizo Financial will be a sponsor for the 50th anniversary of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5k Run on April 1-2 in Washington, D.C. We’re also proud to cheer on two of our own employees in the 10 Mile Run. This event is being hosted by credit unions and benefits CMN Hospitals.
Over the past few years, the spouse of a Vizo Financial employee has created handmade stuffed bears for campers at Victory Junction. Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating camp, that challenges children who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible. Every camper gets their own Victory Junction bear to take home after their week of camp and all of the bears are made by volunteers. The camp is located in Randleman, N.C., and Carolinas credit unions, including Vizo Financial, have been supporting its mission in a variety of ways since its inception.
Can you believe it’s been a DECADE OF DOGS? That’s right! Vizo Financial will be hosting our 10th annual Hot Dog Eating Contest for CMN Hospitals at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa. The hospital an organization dedicated to providing care and support to children and their families. Our donations and support help them continue serving children in need. The contest will once again be virtual, so we are welcoming credit unions across the country to join in the fun as contestants, sponsors and supporters of CMN Hospitals on July 19, 2023.
And since this is our milestone 10th anniversary, we’re taking the celebrations very seriously with more sponsorship opportunities, three grand prizes, t-shirts for purchase and a whole promotional kit to help get your members and community involved too. So, save the date and make plans to join us for this fun-filled event to help raise money and awareness for CMN Hospitals at Penn State Health Children's Hospital! WE DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU TO MAKE THIS OUR BIGGEST YEAR YET!
Registration will be ready soon…stay tuned!
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