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Taylor Credit Union employees give back

“Committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our members and the communities we serve.” As Taylor Credit Union’s vision statement, the employee team developed a program that allows them to give back each year.

Denim Dollars is an employee fund in which the employee donates a portion of their pay check in exchange to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays. Similar to “Casual for a Cause” which businesses randomly select a day for their staff to dress casual, Denim Dollars is a year around program at Taylor Credit Union.

At the end of 2019, the Taylor Credit Union Employee Team raised $1,425.00 to donate back to community organizations. The employee team proudly presented the following four organizations with a check towards their goals and initiatives.

Black River Industries (BRI) – BRI is focusing on raising funds to replace their buses. As an integral part of BRI’s services, the buses help people with disabilities get to and from work, the grocery store, and appointments.

Ruby’s Pantry – River of Hope Church volunteers their time to host Ruby’s Pantry. As of 2020, Ruby’s Pantry is requiring all of their pop-up hosts to invest in a paperless system which will be in effect by Spring 2020.

United Way of Taylor County (UWTC) – Each year, the UWTC raises monies to help fund several county wide programs including but not limited to: Hope Hospice & Palliative Care, Neighbor to Neighbor of Taylor County, Stepping Stones, Restorative Justice Program of Taylor County, and more.

Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation – The Foundation creates resources to promote credit union development, help educate credit union staff and volunteers on financial literacy education, and assist credit unions in times of need.

“It’s very humbling for us to give back to our communities. The reaction of gratitude and thanks these organizations feel makes our employee team smile knowing the difference we are making for many people” said Tony Meyer, marketing coordinator.