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Clackamas Federal Credit Union donates $5K to Financial Beginnings, its employees volunteer at food pickup stations

Clackamas Federal Credit Union has partnered with Clackamas Service Center to distribute fresh produce and other groceries to families in need.

On Monday, June 15, six volunteers from the credit union joined Clackamas Service Center staff to distribute food boxes in Oak Grove.

Credit-union officials say that more than 20 of their employees will continue volunteering throughout the summer to deliver food boxes twice per week and at pickup stations twice per month. 

COURTESY PHOTO - Clackamas Federal Credit Union volunteers joined staff from Clackamas Service Center to distribute food boxes in Oak Grove."We asked employees to help out with this effort and almost immediately had more than 20 volunteers ready to pitch in," said Aaron Goff, the credit union's CEO. "I'm inspired again by the commitment of the Clackamas team to improve lives."

During the public health crisis, Clackamas Federal Credit Union, so far, has taught nine financial education classes since pivoting to virtual workshops in April.

Along with member workshops, the credit union is working with local nonprofits to provide education to employees and other groups, gearing curriculum to deal with the crisis at hand. Topics covered range from "budgeting in an emergency"  to "how to access local resources and avoid current scams."

The credit union also has renewed its annual $5,000 donation to longtime partner Financial Beginnings, a nonprofit that teaches individuals how to play an active role in their own financial well-being. Kate Benedict, executive director of Financial Beginnings Oregon, expressed gratitude.

"Financial Beginnings Oregon could not be more proud to partner with Clackamas Federal Credit Union to bring free financial education to Clackamas County residents," Benedict said. "In fact, Clackamas Federal Credit Union financial education volunteers accounted for over 35% of our financial education impact in Clackamas County last year. Their financial support will allow us to bring even more meaningful, free financial education to Clackamas. As financial education partners, we are always grateful and inspired by their commitment to the Clackamas community."

Dates and times for food pickup are being posted to facebook.com/clackamasfcu.


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