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Community Outreach

AEA Federal Credit Union is committed to the communities we serve and to the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’. For over 78 years, we have invested time, energy and money to improve the quality of life in the communities we call home. We value the work that our local non-profits, schools, and volunteer organizations are doing.

  • Volunteerism
    Every other month, the AEA Team selects a local non-profit organization or community project which they would like to support with volunteer hours. Whether we're painting, sorting food items or bathing pets, our outreach team loves working shoulder-to-shoulder with our local non-profit organizations to change lives in our communities. In 2019, AEA's outreach teams volunteered a total of over 300 hours.

  • Employee Jeans Giver Program
    Through the Employee Jeans Giver Program, employees are invited to wear jeans each day for a small $5 or $10 donation from their paychecks. At the end of each quarter, the funds raised are given to a charity selected by participating Jeans Giver employees.

AEA sponsors organizations and activities that are strongly aligned with our mission, vision, core values. To submit a request, please contact the Marketing Department at (928) 373-5408.


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Donation for Campesinos Sin Fronteras

AEA and Campesinos Sin Fronteras awarded 2020 AHEAD Grant from Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

December 1, 2020 - The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) has announced that Campesinos Sin Fronteras (Farmworkers Without Borders) is a recipient of a 2020 AHEAD Program grant for $30,000.

AHEAD Grants are delivered through FHLBank San Francisco’s (www.fhlbsf.com) member financial institutions to local community organizations for projects and programs that offer benefits to lower-income and underserved communities. As an FHLBank San Francisco member financial institution, AEA Federal Credit Union worked with Campesinos Sin Fronteras to apply for the grant.

 

“At AEA, one of our pillars is ‘Together Be Better’ and that commitment to each other and our community is something we take to heart,” said Adele Sandberg, President and CEO of AEA Federal Credit Union. “Campesinos Sin Fronteras does wonderful work in supporting our migrant community and we are grateful that they were selected to receive $30,000 to help continue these efforts.”

 

Campesinos Sin Fronteras (www.campesinossinfronteras.org) began in 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to educating members of the low-income, migrant, agriculture community in Yuma County. The AHEAD grant will be used to support migrant outreach efforts, including Covid-19 education and PPE distribution.

 

“Farm workers are essential workers. They continue to work during the pandemic, and we are here to educate them and supply them with the resources they need to stay healthy,” said Emma Torres, Chief Executive Officer of Campesinos Sin Fronteras. “We are honored to have been selected to receive this grant in support of the health and well-being of farm workers and their families.”

 

The grant is part of a $3.5 million disbursement of AHEAD funds that have been awarded through 65 Bank members to 97 innovative housing and economic development projects in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Bank increased the 2020 funding allocation in response to the economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 crisis, awarding $1.9 million to 52 targeted pandemic relief projects providing food, clothing, rental assistance, homeless services, health services, and other support to the communities we serve.

 

“We are proud to support our member AEA’s partnership with Campesinos Sin Fronteras,” said Marietta Núñez, Senior Vice President and Community Investment Officer at FHLBank San Francisco. “It couldn’t be more important right now to ensure that that the farmworkers who are playing such a critical role in supplying our tables with produce have what they need to stay healthy and work as safely as possible.”


AEA’s annual “Giving Everyday” campaign launches on Giving Tuesday 2020

November 23, 2020 – AEA Federal Credit Union is launching their Giving Everyday campaign on Giving Tuesday 2020 which will be Tuesday, December 1st.  The credit union is giving of its time, investing in non-profit agencies and celebrating individuals who have also given back to the community.

 

Kicking it off is the “Thankful Everyday” campaign. AEA, in partnership with Yuma Rotary Club, is asking the community to nominate someone special who makes the community a better place. Selected winners will be surprised in December with a $250 gift card. As an added bonus this year, Yuma Rotary Club will be giving an additional $100 to each winner! Nominate someone by November 30th at https://www.aeafcu.org/news/thankful-everyday-2020.shtml.

 

AEA will continue giving each day in December through donations to non-profits; volunteering at events; and helping people in need of kindness. Adele Sandberg, AEA’s CEO/President, shared, “We are excited about launching our annual Giving Everyday campaign on Giving Tuesday. What a perfect day to start our daily acts of kindness in the community! We want to make an impact and let non-profit organizations and individuals who give back to their communities know that we appreciate and celebrate them.”

 

Each day, the surprises are shared on AEA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages and winners of the “Thankful Everyday” campaign are also included on their website, www.aeafcu.org.  For more information on the annual “Giving everyday” campaign, contact Miriam Limon at 928-373-5408.

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