In Our Community
14th Annual NLCU CFC Walk-A-Thon is Raising Funds for
Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association on Sunday, June 4th
The 14th Annual NLCU CFC Walk-A-Thon will be taking place Sunday, June 4, 2017. Members of the Foundation and employees will be walking to raise funds for the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association, this year's Charity of Choice.
The funds raised by this year's Walk-A-Thon will help the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA) Community-Based Services: Subsidized Counseling Program. The program helps to reduce barriers to these services, including cost and significant wait times, by providing direct and subsidized access to private counselors and clinics. As well, NLBIA is working hard to offer these services island-wide by providing counselor services via Skype to clients in distant and/or isolates communities, allowing them to meet the needs of even more clients.
To donate visit your local branch, or visit nlcu cfc's site.
2016 Walk-A-Thon Locations:
Metro Area - St. John's: Pippy Park
Carbonear: Community Civic Centre Boardwalk
Clarenville: Shoal Harbour Walking Trail
Gander: Cobbs Pond Rotary Park
Grand Falls-Windsor: NLCU, 1 Pinsent Drive
Corner Brook: NLCU, 38 Main Street
Stephenville: Port Harmon Authority
Labrador City: Tanya Lake (at the Scout Lodge), Labrador City
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each walk is approximately 4km. Bring your family, friend or dog!
15th Annual Rod Benson Memorial Golf Tournament is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The 15th Annual Rod Benson Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at Clovelly Golf Course in St. John's, NL, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Last year, over 100 charities benefitted from the funds raised by the NLCU Charitable Foundation.
This year the Charity of Choice is Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - NL Chapter, in support of their Summer Camp for Hard of Hearing Children. As a Charity of Choice, NLCU will be able to help CHHA-NL give more children in our province a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow during a worthwhile time at camp.
For more information on the golf tournament call us at 1-800-563-3300, or visit: nlcucfc.com
NLCU Charitable Foundation Donates $88,500 to Charities at Annual Charities Luncheon
Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Charitable Foundation Corporation (NLCU CFC) hosted its annual Charities Luncheon today; Friday, November 27, 2015 at Fairfield Inn and Suites located in St. John’s. This year’s efforts resulted in $88,500 distributed to 95 charities in 2015. NLCU invited charities from the metro area to accept donations from funds raised by the NLCU CFC in 2015. In addition, NLCU Branch Managers were in attendance to receive cheques for charities in their respective communities.
“This is a testament to the good that NLCU employees, our corporate sponsors, and the community can do when we work together,” says NLCU CFC Chairperson, Allison Chaytor-Loveys. “It’s so encouraging and inspiring when you see people donating their time and money so generously.”
In 2015, employees, Board of Directors, and Foundation supporters all worked to raise money on behalf of NLCU CFC. The CFC’s biggest annual fundraiser is the Annual Rod Benson Memorial Golf Tournament, which is made possible through countless volunteer hours from Foundation supporters and corporate sponsors such as: RONA, CDL Holdings Ltd., NLCU, and the Co-operators Group.
“It’s truly rewarding for us as an organization to know that the funds we raise throughout the year go back into, and strengthen the communities in which we live,” says Chaytor-Loveys.
The NLCU Charitable Foundation Corporation was established as a registered charity in 2002 by Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU). Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 for charities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Foundation’s vision is to be a visible leader in support of registered charities primarily in Newfoundland and Labrador that work to improve social programs and services in the areas of youth, education, health, arts, culture, and the environment. The NLCU CFC is 100% volunteer led and run, and NLCU employees are its driving force, raising funds on behalf of the Foundation for distribution to other charities.
Walks were held near each of the 12 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU) branch locations throughout the province. Allison Chaytor-Loveys, President of the NLCU CFC and Chief Executive Officer of NLCU, was delighted with the success of the 12th Annual Walk-a-Thon. “NLCU is very proud to support CMHA NL’s Think Twice program, which will work with youth to challenge the attitudes and beliefs about mental health and illness in our province.” Chaytor-Loveys explains. “The NLCU CFC and our dedicated volunteers are happy to walk in benefit of this highly-interactive program that offers viable solutions and help to break down common stigmas in our province.”
In addition to raising funds for the Charity of Choice, NLCU CFC also asked walkers to donate unused or gently worn shoes to the One Step Shoe Recycling program. The program was started in Newfoundland and to date has donated over 12,000 pairs of shoes locally, nationally and globally.
The NLCU CFC will be accepting donations for this year’s walk until June 14th, 2015. Anyone interested in donating to the NLCU CFC can call 1-800-563-3300 or visit nlcu.com and click “Donate Now” to make a contribution via CanadaHelps.org.
Thank you to everyone who has donated funds, footwear, and walked with us on the walk. NLCU and the Foundation appreciates all of the support.