Credit unions were founded on the principle of people helping people, and each year on International Credit Union Day credit unions around the world celebrate their adherence to this principle. In honor of International Credit Union Day, TOPCU is demonstrating our value of service by hosting a blood drive at our main branch (2500 E. 22nd Street) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 18. All presenting donors will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $25 gift certificates.
On International Credit Union Day, credit unions take time to reflect on what differentiates them from banks and other financial institutions. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that exist to serve their members, not to make a profit for stockholders. Instead, earnings are returned to their members in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest on deposits, and lower fees. Each credit union member has equal ownership and one vote, regardless of how much money he or she has on deposit. Most important, credit unions live by the principle of people helping people.
To make an appointment for the blood drive on October 18, call Robyn Gamboa at (520) 918-0391 or e-mail her at email@example.com. Donor eligibility information is available at the American Red Cross Web site.