At Star Choice Credit Union, we’re dedicated to making our community stronger and a better place to live, by helping those in need. We strive to live out the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”
Each year, we identify and coordinate numerous opportunities for our members and employees to give back to the community. These efforts benefit a wide variety of organizations and causes in Minnesota, specifically within Hennepin County.
In the past, some of our volunteer efforts have included:
HILLCREST COMMUNITY SCHOOL
For the past couple years, we have been donating and serving ice cream at Hillcrest's Annual Back-to-School Night. Back-to-School Night is a wonderful opportunity for all parents and caregivers to meet the teachers and administrators; to see the classrooms, the library, and the computer lab; and to learn first-hand what your children will be learning and doing this school year! We also volunteer to serve lunch once a month at Hillcrest. It is a great way to get out into the community and visit with the kids.
VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)
VEAP founders believed that helping a neighbor in need ultimately strengthens the community. VEAP has been operating under this principle for 35 years, providing a range of services to help low-income people meet immediate needs and reach their long-term goal of stability. Today, VEAP serves the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis utilizing a unique mix of professional and volunteer services. Star Choice has stocked food shelves, helped with the holiday season, donated time, money, and more.
SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND
Second Harvest Heartland is the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization with a mission of ending hunger through community partnerships in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Staff volunteers placed labels on canned food and packaged them to be distributed to various agencies and programs including food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children's after school programs.
A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS
The staff at Star Choice helped to re-roof garages for members of the community that were not able to do so on their own.
ANNUAL BACKPACK DRIVE
Staff and members joined with Twin Cities Black Journalists to collect more than 150 backpacks complete with supplies for disadvantaged children attending grades K-12 in Hennepin County.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
For the past two years, Star Choice has hosted an annual Blood Drive at the Bloomington location.
SOUTH METRO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE
Star Choice is proud to co-sponsor the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's South Metro Young Professionals Committee. The South Metro Young Professionals Committee is designed to engage like-minded individuals through a variety of programs and networking opportunities.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Star Choice has partnered with Meals on Wheels and delivers hot meals to Bloomington residents each month.