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Awarded for Giving Back in The Carolinas

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Family Trust won second place for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award with our “60 Years Strong and Giving Back” campaign. This slogan reminds people of our roots and mission. We encouraged employees to take on projects that help others and give back to our community. Here’s a few examples of how our employees participated this year.

Bake Sales
Branches raised money for charity by selling homemade baked goods and hosting a raffle. Donations earned p. from sales went to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and provided relief for hurricane Harvey and Irma victims.

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Charity Golf Tournament
The 9th Annual Family Trust Charity Golf Tournament benefitted Safe Passage, the Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home, and the S.C. Law Enforcement TorchRun. It was a beautiful day filled with giveaways, fun had by all, and $28,000 all for donation. Read more about the Golf Tournament here.

High Cotton Classic
The High Cotton Classic is an annual sporting clay event to support local youth organizations, events, and other educational charities. Our participation benefitted various educational, extra-curricular, and community programs. Over 97% of the funds generated from this event are donated each year.

Giving Garden
A project lasting all summer long, the Giving Garden provided green beans, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, turnips, bell peppers, carrots, and okra to Pilgrims’ Inn. Pilgrim’s Inn offers shelter for homeless women and children.

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They distribute tremendous amounts of non-perishable foods to local families each week. Crops from the Giving Garden helped to fill their pantry and deliver fresh vegetables to families in need.

Other projects included giving back to the Children’s Attention Home, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, Family Promise, CCUL’s Victory Junction Camp, Early Learning
Partnership, Super Run, The Haven, Project Hope, Habitat for Humanity Build, Clover Area Assistance Center, Toy’s for Happiness and more.

Our campaign ends on International Credit Union Day which is October 19. This year’s theme is “Dreams Thrive Here" where the goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world.