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Help Us Celebrate Credit Union Development Educator Day of Service
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:55 AM

Happy DE Day of Service! Today Credit Union Development Educators (DE) are spending their day of service doing good works for their communities. How is your credit union marking the day?

DEs can take this Day of Service (and the entire week!) to transform their training into community service that empowers our members and strengthens local communities. DEs across the country and around the globe are asked to embrace this day individually or collectively to improve the lives of others—and then to tell the story.

Today, everyone has the opportunity to do something that will make a difference for someone around them. The simplest gesture of kindness can have a tremendous effect on someone's life. Just as dropping a stone in a lake causes ripples to spread across the water, creating change far and wide, a kind gesture can create a ripple effect among people you connect with and change your community. You can be the catalyst for change.

Here are some ideas:

  • Send a text of encouragement to a friend struggling.
  • Deliver fresh flowers to your local nursing home.
  • Volunteer to read to patients at a children's hospital.
  • Offer to take a walk with a friend who's been wanting to start an exercise program.
  • Call your aging parents.
  • Buy a cup of coffee for the stranger behind you in line and make their day—pay it forward!
  • Turn off the TV and play board games with friends and family.
  • Head to your HR department and direct $1 or $2 of each paycheck to go to an important charity.
  • Buy a case of water and drop it off at your local fire station.
  • Buy bottles of water to have in your car, and with an encouraging smile, hand them to homeless individuals.

What other things can you do?

You have more power than you know to make a difference. Small things are as worthy of doing as big things.

Remember, one person, one gesture, one donation at a time.