Helping our community is part of who we are
Giving back to our community is important for 7 17. Not only does the credit union as an organization feel this commitment, but individual employees also donate their time and money to support worthy causes. Following are just some of the ways 7 17 Credit Union helps the communities we serve.
7 17 Credit Union is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association. Every year, dozens of credit union employees and their family members attend and raise funds to support the local American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Since 1996, 7 17 Credit Union employees have participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, a 24-hour event that raises money and awareness in the fight against cancer.
7 17 Credit Union has been a pace-setter for the annual United Way campaign by encouraging our employees to give back to their communities through a recurring or one-time donation to the United Way. Employees contribute more than $30,000 annually.
In addition, 7 17 employees annually take on a United Way @ Work project that have ranged from landscaping the yards of seniors to painting fun images on the United Way’s Born Learning Trail at Perkins Park in Warren which promotes exercise and education.
We believe saving and spending money responsibly leads to success. Since 2002, we have worked with teachers throughout the Mahoning Valley, providing more than 25,000 students with hands-on financial education materials, at no charge, through a partnership with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). These materials cover everything from the importance of saving to balancing a checking account to protecting themselves from identity theft to establishing and maintaining good credit.
Each year our employees select a community project to participate in as a part the national Make a Difference Day campaign. For the past several years, 7 17 has collected groceries and cash contributions to donate to area food banks.
For the last several years, we have placed a Salvation Army Angel Tree in our main office lobby area the week of Thanksgiving. Members and employees generously become Santa’s elves by selecting an Angel from the tree and purchasing wished-for items for 150 children who may not have otherwise had a visit from Santa on Christmas morning.
7 17 Credit Union employees provide countless volunteer hours supporting local health and human service agencies which includes sitting on the local boards of numerous agencies.
The Credit Union provides sponsorship for dozens of community projects each year helping to improve the quality of life for those living in the communities we serve.
Employees of 7 17 also go out into schools and the community providing financial education to help improve the financial wellbeing of individuals and families.