Individual Credit Union Initiatives/Personal Donations

It is no surprise to anyone that knows credit unions that they are extremely generous organizations with very giving people.  Many credit unions and individuals that have embraced an active role in fundraising for charitable causes have been exceptionally generous to include Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire among their good deeds.

The contributions came in addition to the slated fundraising activities set forth by the Social Responsibility Committee.

One of the best aspects of the individual fundraising efforts is the range and variety of them.  Check out some of the outstanding fundraising ideas that your credit union peers have put to work.


St. Joseph Hospital Employees’ Credit Union

Each quarter, St. Joseph Hospital Employees’ Credit Union donates and raffles a special themed gift basket to members to raise additional funds.  The credit union also started a special holiday gift wrapping weekend in December located in the hospital lobby with all donations going to Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire.


Sonic Boomers

One committee member has taken the individual donations to a new level.  Jack Crane from St. Mary’s Bank Credit Union and his buddy Bob sing as the Sonic Boomers at various establishments throughout the year.  During each “gig,” Jack and Bob put out a tip jar that exclaims they are not “starving musicians” but that these donations are strictly given to Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire.  Jack and Bob alone have donated more than $10,000 in recent years as a result of their talent.


Individual Credit Union Donations

Several credit unions have made additional donations to Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire in honor of special events such as anniversaries, in memoriam, special events, promotions, etc.  These credit unions are an outstanding example of the credit union philosophy of “people-helping-people” and truly exist by that belief.


Personal Donations

Many credit union employees and members have made additional donations to Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire through various events and also shine as outstanding examples that have helped make so many wishes come true!