West Lafayette, Ind. – November 3, 2016—On October 20, Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) celebrated International Credit Union Day by surprising people in the Greater Lafayette and LaPorte communities with random acts of kindness. Highlights from the random acts of kindness may be found on You Tube at https://youtu.be/PgUBZk4Ocvg.
Purdue Federal staff spent the day handing out bouquets of flowers on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus; buying gasoline and lunch; handing out Visa gift cards; delivering treats to area law enforcement agencies and a fire station; and donating food, treats and toys to a local animal shelter.
“Credit unions, including Purdue Federal, were founded not for profit, not for charity, but for service,” said Purdue Federal Community Relations Specialist Lindsey Kilty. “For this year’s International Credit Union Day, we wanted to honor Purdue Federal’s history and the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’.”
Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for cooperative spirit. As not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 217 million members worldwide.