Source: IBM GlobalFoundries,Employees of IBM in Vermont collected more than four tons of food ‘ 8,110 pounds ‘ for food shelves in Vermont and New York. The food drive was part of IBM’s annual Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign, an employee-run fundraising event that offers employees the opportunity to contribute to non-profit charities. This year, IBM employees pledged $971,000 to support Vermont United Ways and other charitable organizations. The food drive was one of several campaign activities that extended the employees’ contributions. To promote the program, employees held a ‘food sculpture’ contest, in which employee teams built displays out of the donated boxes and cans of food. Subjects included a full-size park bench, model rockets, a giant-size soup bowl and the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon character. Food donations were distributed to the following organizations: ‘ Addison County Community Action, Middlebury, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Burlington, VT ‘ 3,580 pounds of food ‘ Central Vermont Community Action, Barre, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Duxbury Elf Food Shelf, Duxbury, VT ‘ 750 pounds of food ‘ Franklin & Grand Isle Community Action, St. Albans, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Lamoille County Food Share, Morrisville, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Milton Family Community Center, Milton, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Waterbury Area Food Shelf, Waterbury, VT ‘ 540 pounds of food ‘ Joint Council of Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties Food Pantry, Plattsburgh, NY ‘ 540 pounds of food In addition to the cash pledges and food donations, IBM employees donated 37 bicycles and helmets from a bicycle build competition to the Marine’s Toys for Kids of Vermont program and the Franklin/Grand Isle United Way, collected hats, mittens and scarves for distribution in Chittenden County, and contributed the equivalent of more than 40 eight-hour days of volunteer time to 30 projects for 19 area agencies.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUbroadcast with Mike LawsonNearly everybody in this industry knows that credit union membership must get younger to succeed today’s average 48-year-old-or-so member. That’s why you see a flurry of Gen Y/Millennial stories and initiatives flood the industry each year.There’s one such group that annually sets the bar to new levels and that would be The Cooperative Trust’s “Crashers” who politely and with permission crash various credit union events. Its flagship crash is CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, which, unbelievably, is just around the corner. But this young group of CU professionals continue to make headlines for the industry’s persistent push to get younger.With that in mind, we invited The Cooperative Trust and lead Crasher James Marshall on the program to discuss plans and goals for crashing the 2015 GAC. In addition, we talk about why it’s so important established credit union professionals embrace these young folks for a solid exchange of ideas. We can all learn from each other to make the industry that much better. We also discuss what will be different about the Crashers’ activities at the upcoming GAC, as well as plans for the rest of the year.So if you see one of these folks, they’re the ones usually full of energy — even on the third or fourth day of the show, stop them, sit down, and get to know them. Perhaps there are ideas you can share that will benefit you and the industry as a whole. Check it out.Visit:www.trust.coopApply to Crash the 2015 GAC continue reading »