Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
December 13, 2023

Growing the Greater Good in 2023 | Community Events Wrap-Up

Following a vibrant start to the year with several community events, Grow and the Grow Financial Foundation continued our commitment to growing the greater good throughout 2023. We focused on supporting local communities by partnering with other mission-driven organizations on a variety of initiatives and causes. We’d love to share some of what we’ve been up to this year, thanks to the donations and service of our members and team members!

Community Center Playground
The Grow Financial Foundation partnered with Homeless No More and the Leadership Columbia Class of 2023 to contribute to the revitalization project of St. Lawrence Place in Columbia, South Carolina, through the addition of a community playground. This project created a space where families can gather, learn to lean on each other and build a community as they move toward independent living.

St. Jude Walk/Run
Making strides against childhood cancer, our team laced up their sneakers for the St. Jude Walk/Run, an event we’ve sponsored since 2014 as part of our purpose to grow the greater good. Our team members joined forces with individuals and organizations nationwide to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn more about the St. Jude Walk/Run.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Grow Financial Foundation teamed up with ObservaMé®, a Tampa-based woman and minority-owned business that creates athleisure apparel, to raise funds for the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Donations supported grants for underserved and uninsured people in the Tampa Bay area to aid in the early detection, treatment and survival of breast cancer. Learn more.

Habitat for Humanity Veterans Week Build
In honor of Veterans Day, we joined Friends of U.S. Military Families, Inc. for the Veterans Build Week of Service, a Habitat for Humanity annual event that provides affordable home improvement services for veterans and their families in Hillsborough County, Florida. Team members and other volunteers got to work cleaning up the yard, painting the exterior and removing debris to help restore a local veteran’s home.


Community Pet Project
Grow team members spent time learning how to build doghouses to keep pets safe and warm through Community Pet Project, Inc. The doghouses were donated to local code enforcement to provide cozy shelter to pets in need throughout Hillsborough county. This initiative paired with a pet supply drive that supported 11 different organizations focused on protecting animals.

Seniors Gift Drive
As 2023 draws to a close, we hosted a gift collection drive designed to bring joy to local seniors in need during the holiday season. The community rallied together to donate gifts in support of Silver Santas in Florida and Senior Resources, Inc. in South Carolina.

Toy Collection Drive
Last but not least, the Grow Financial Foundation sponsored a toy collection drive to benefit the children of Wimauma Elementary. Our generous community came together to donate puzzles, games and other toys to make sure all children get to feel special around the holidays.

As a local credit union, we prioritize cultivating community bonds and growing the greater good, and we have our members to thank for enabling us to do the work that we do. Thanks for being part of the credit union difference!

For updates about our ongoing Grow the Greater Good efforts and other initiatives, visit our Community News page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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