In addition to "Doing the Right Thing," getting involved with area non-profits through sponsorships and volunteering makes life better for us, our members and the communities we serve.
- Community Outreach
With 24 branches throughout Northeast Wisconsin, there's a good chance we're busy in your community in some way. Check out what's going on and what we've been up to in your neighborhood, or click on the Charity Resources tab to apply for a donation/sponsorship or to request volunteer assistance.
Rooftop Fundraiser Helps Boost Fighting Homelessness Campaign
May 15, 2017 - Our Fighting Homelessness campaign is in full swing, thanks in big part to those who donated during the Rooftop Fundraiser May 11-12. Thanks to the generosity of our members, employees and neighbors we're just over halfway to our goal of raising $20,000 to benefit St. John's Homeless Shelter in Green Bay and Homeless Connections in Appleton.
Big or small, every donation matters. There are two weeks left to go, so you still have plenty of time to drop off your monetary donation at any Capital branch by May 31. If you've already contributed, you can help by spreading the word.
Together we can help provide our neighbors with a safe place to sleep as well as hope for the future. Let's keep this thing going until we top our goal!
Join Us in Fighting Homelessness
Not everyone has a place to sleep at night. That's why we're Fighting Homelessness during the month of May, with a goal of raising $20,000 to support St. John's Homeless Shelter in Green Bay and Homeless Connections in Appleton.
Three Fox Cities Area High School Seniors Awarded Money Smart Week-Fox Cities Scholarships
Mark Vandenberg from Appleton West High School was named the 2017 first place winner of a $1,000 Money Smart Week-Fox Cities Scholarship on Tuesday, April 25, while Collin Haese from Neenah High School and Ben Willis of Kimberly High School both won $500 prizes in the form of Edvest gift certificates to help with college expenses.
Scholarship winners were selected from among 73 applicants from six different counties in Northeast Wisconsin. Applicants were asked to write an essay researching the cost of college, ways to pay for it, and how an investment in education relates to a future career.
Money Smart Week-Fox Cities Financial Makeover Challenge Changes Lives
Maria and Dave Bougie of Oshkosh were awarded the top prize of $3,000 as winners of the 2017 Money Smart Week-Fox Cities Financial Makeover Challenge during a ceremony at Fox Valley Technical College on Tuesday, April 25. Dana Schmidt of Appleton earned the second place prize of $1,500, with third and fourth place awards of $650 each going to Heather and Paul Stinson of Neenah and Danielle and Jason Block of Mischicot.
The four families entered the Challenge in December last year and have worked with FISC counselors over the past four months to creatively reduce their debt and increase their savings. During the awards ceremony, Challenge contestants shared the personal financial challenges and accomplishments they encountered during the contest, along with tips for spending less and saving more. Participant Dana Schmidt's comment was echoed by everyone who took part in the Challenge.
"You have no idea how you've changed my life."
People Helping People
Capital has partnered with Goodwill to allow them to place collection containers at several of our offices. Goodwill helps by recycling clothing, providing a clothing source for people of limited means, all while training others in job skills. It's win-win...and we're proud to be a part of it. The pick-ups are at the following Capital locations:
- 1651 Main Street
- 406 Cardinal Lane
- Charity Resources
As the only not-for-profit financial cooperative option for consumers, Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles that guide credit unions.
Capital's main charity focus is basic needs, and we partner with non-profits in a variety of ways, including donations, sponsorships and volunteering.
Have a donation or sponsorship request? Get started by completing the appropriate form below and returning it to us as directed.