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DuGood FCU Gives Back $113,000 to Members and Community
Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:55 AM

DuGood FCU Presents Check

Credit union members and Southeast Texas charities have 113,000 reasons to celebrate, thanks to the results of a special campaign created by DuGood Federal Credit Union in Beaumont.

From October through December of 2014, members and the community could "DuGood by Giving" when they financed an auto or home loan for $10,000 or more. For each qualifying loan financed, the member received $250 cash. Plus, the credit union donated an additional $250 to the charity of their choice.

DuGood partnered with 10 charities from all over Southeast Texas. These nonprofits serve the homeless, the elderly, the unemployed, expectant mothers, abused and neglected children, cancer patients, and those with intellectual disabilities. They touch thousands of lives across the area.

Credit union staff, board of directors, and the charities came together Friday, Jan. 30, for a breakfast reception to celebrate DuGood by Giving's results. The board presented attendees with a "giant check" for $113,000 made to members and Southeast Texas charities.

DuGood by Giving first launched during the fall of 2009. President and CEO Jada Kelley drew her inspiration for the campaign from TOMS shoes.

"I actually got the idea from another company who, when they sell shoes, donates a pair to a child in need," Kelley said.

"Our credit union really believes in community involvement and helping families financially. We wanted to do more for nonprofits."

Since DuGood by Giving's inception six years ago, the credit union has given more than $504,000 and volunteered over 9,900 service hours. For more information, visit www.dugoodbygiving.org.