The Credit Union in the Community

As an organization, the Credit Union believes being an active and socially responsible member of the community is the most important role we have.  As part of our ongoing commitment to helping people and improving our community, HUECU participates in a broad range of volunteer efforts and charity programs.  Here are just a few of the activities in which we participate:

  • Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless: Ongoing support.
  • Credit Union Community Hope Initiative: Spare change canisters are available in all our branch locations to assist in advocating changes to healthcare, housing, and income support programs for Massachusetts Homeless.
  • Toys for Tots: Annually participate with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Starting in 1947, Toys for Tots has grown into a holiday tradition all over the country. New, unwrapped toys were collected during the months of November and December at all 3 HUECU branches. Thanks to the generosity of our members, we are able to donate hundreds of toys to children in need.
  • Christmas in the City: Starting in 1989, Christmas in the City has helped families in Boston shelters experience a happy holiday season. Each year HUECU helps adopts families who are in need.  Employees also volunteer at the annual Christmas party, where thousands of homeless children are able to come together and celebrate a memorable holiday.
  • Hat and Mitten Drive: Employees make donations of hat and mittens that are donated to the Teen Haven Shelter in Cambridge.
  • Children’s Book Drive: Each year members and employees donate children’s books to a local center for children in need.
  • Hebert Candy Drive: During the drive, candy bars are available for sale in all our branch locations to benefit the Mass Homeless Coalition.
  • Lee National Denim Day: Employees wear blue jeans and raise donations to fund early detection and cancer treatment research programs for Breast Cancer. 
  • Financial Literacy Programs: Numerous educational programs are developed and presented to members covering a variety of topics such as Student Budgeting, Building Good Credit, Protecting Your Identity, Buying Your First Home, and Creating a Home Budget.
  • WGBH Community Drive: As an annual corporate sponsor, volunteers associated with HUECU team up with WGBH to work the phones and help raise much needed funding.
  • Cherry Blossom Run:  Credit Union employees run this ten mile annual credit union run to benefit the Children’s’ Miracle Network.
  • Marathon Sports City Run of Cambridge: Credit Union employees team up and take to the streets in support of causes in need.
  • FAS Campus Energy Reduction Program: In support of a greener Harvard, HUECU displays CERtoons (Campus Energy Reduction Cartoons). The creativity displayed an innovative way to communicate the awareness of energy use and conservation.