International Credit Union Day – October 17, 2019
On October 17th, 56,000 credit unions around the world, including ours, will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU DAY)! At LES People’s, we will celebrate the whole month of October to give ample time for our members and partners to share their messages of support for the community development cooperative movement.
At its most basic level, a credit union is people pooling their money to provide each other with affordable loans—it is literally people helping people. This is why Lower East People’s FCU celebrates ICU Day each year.
There are many ways to support the credit union movement! A good way is by talking with your friends and family about how credit unions make it easy to access financing to start a small business, own a home, or continue your education. They provide members with affordable and secure accounts to save money which brings wealth back to our communities instead of extracting it.
Here are some fun ways to participate in celebration with us and the world:
- In October, participate in our “media message booth” in each of our branches. Share a photo or video message with your friends and tag us to get an ICU DAY tote bag (while supply lasts). Tell us: How has being a member of the credit union impacted your life? Or Why are you a supporter of the credit union movement? Tag us @LESPeoplesFCU on FB and Instagram, use #ICUDAY #PEOPLEHELPINGPEOPLE #PROUDMEMBER #ONEMEMBERONEVOTE
- You can also do this from the comfort from your home but the tote bags need to be picked up at one of our branches.
- Our Refer a Member promotion is back! Refer a member to join the movement and our credit union and get rewarded, because the bigger we are, the stronger we become. Click here for details about this promotion.
- On the official day, Thursday Oct 17, visit us and enjoy local coffee and pastries at our three branches!
Come celebrate with us!