The Credit Union Movement.
Credit unions have grown from a small movement in Germany, to Canada, and finally to the U.S. in 1909, with the mission to help people. As a member, you have joined a movement whose mission is to give working class people a chance to succeed.
Through small business start-ups, education, and home ownership, credit unions have enable life-changing opportunities to people of all income levels.
Credit unions are about doing good. Globally and locally.
Global Good. The World Council of Credit Unions "was founded on the belief that all people have the right to affordable, reliable and accessible financial services." The World Council of Credit Unions has given millions of poor and low-income people access to financial services through credit unions. Despite challenges by the operating government and the environment, technical assistance programs have helped those in need around the world.
Local Service. Credit unions are about serving their communities, and supporting local initiatives. Because credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, they remain focused on their members - YOU.
Maine Credit Unions Make A Difference.
1 in 5 children in Maine don't get enough food, and are food insecure. That is 20% of Maine children. Food insecurity is not knowing when your next meal will be, and uncertainty in how that meal will be obtained. Maine's credit unions are a major contributor to efforts to end Maine hunger.
Each year, nearly all of Maine's credit unions participate in the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger. The collective effort began in 1990, and has since raised and distributed over $5.3 million to help end hunger in Maine.
Please join your credit union today in celebrating the important accomplishments that have helped you achieve your financial dreams.
Thanks for being a part of the credit union movement!