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For over a decade, Northern Credit Union has chosen a local non-profit, charity or organization each month to donate to through our Casual For A Cause program. Each month, the Casual for a Cause Committee, made up of Northern employees, presents owners with three local non-profit charities or organizations to vote for. They also have the opportunity to share potential future causes with the committee. Casual for a Cause has donated over $20,000 to local non-profit charities and organizations.

Through this long standing, philanthropic program, Northern Credit Union internal owners have been able to donate to organizations across Northern New York. Here are just some of the causes we have helped:
  • Vets Peer to Peer Outreach
  • Jules of Life
  • Lewis County Humane Society
  • Northern New York Autism Foundation
  • Ryan Converse Memorial Foundation
  • Caps for Cancer
  • Paddle for a Cure
  • The McIntyre Mission
  • Ninja’s Against Animal Cruelty
  • Northern New York Kidney Walk
  • Feed Our Vets
  • Boys and Girls Club of the North Country

Watch below for more information on our Casual For A Cause program:

2017 Causes:

For the month of January, we selected 4-H Camp Wabasso which is a residential summer camp in Redwood, NY. From archery and astronomy to theatre and volleyball, there is something that is sure to pique the interest of each camper.

Interested in learning more about Camp Wabasso? Visit their website!

In February, we selected the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House. Their mission is to respond immediately to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Lawrence County through services which empower victims and increase community awareness. 

Interested in learning more about the St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House? Visit their website!

For the month of March, we selected the Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc., which provides essential rides to health, social and other destinations for North Country residents who have no other transportation alternatives.

Interested in learning about their services? Visit their website!

For the month of April, we selected the Northern New York Autism Foundation which strives to work toward finding solutions and improving public awareness of Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (NIDS) related diseases, both neuro-immune and auto-immune, through research, education and legislation.

Interested in learning more about Autism awareness? Please click here!

For the month of May, we selected Heartbeats for Madden, which is a component of The North Country Pre-Natal Council and was started by Jenna Mooney after she lost her beloved son. Mooney decided to use her experience to help educate and prevent an event like hers, from happening again. 

Interested in learning more about this cause? Please click here

For the month of June, we selected The Rohde Center Food Pantry in Adams, New York, which is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization providing food at no cost to low-income families in southern Jefferson County.

Interested in learning more about this cause? Please click here

We are looking forward to many more opportunities to give back to our communities throughout 2017. Know of an opportunity? Please review our Community Involvement Guidelines and complete the form for consideration.