CUDEs raise over $60,000 in 2017 to improve people’s lives

first_imgAs most of you know, the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program takes place four times a year and aims to invigorate and educate credit union professionals on credit union history, principles and philosophy. What you might not know is that during each DE Training, the participants are asked to complete a specific project, one that involves planning, fundraising, hands-on work and improves people’s lives in some way. These projects show Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) that they can make a difference, and they are tasked with completing their own DE project when they return home to their credit unions.For the first two trainings in 2017, participants were asked to raise funds to support the Helping Hands Project, an organization that provides prosthetic hands to children across the world who have suffered a loss. As you can imagine, many families in rural countries do not have the financial means or the access to services for children with limb loss. These prosthesis are life changing for them.Each class is given a fundraising goal to reach, and they work in small groups to raise the funds and actually assemble one of the prosthetic hands. These hands were then placed in personalized and decorated bags to be given to a child in need. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more