We Are Committed to Supporting and Serving the Local Community.
Our Social Action Committee organizes events to help others in our community. You, your family, and friends are invited to join in the different events held throughout the year. Scroll through this page to learn about this year's fundraising efforts, scholarship winners, and more!
Jersey Shore Children's Museum
Your credit union has a display in the Jersey Shore Children's Museum located in the Hamilton Mall. It's a must see for your little ones! They can play Teller or a member making a withdrawal to get the money they need to shop for food at the Country Store or purchase stamps at the Post Office.
You will be amazed at all the exhibits. Your little ones will have fun exploring all the exhibits and playing until they are worn out! It's a great rainy day activity.
Visit http://www.jerseyshorechildrensmuseum.org to learn more. Your credit union is so proud to be involved in such a great community project!
Gift Drive For Family From Family Promise
We collected gifts for our Rio Grande Branch Starfish Angel Tree to benefit a family of four from the Family Promise of Cape May County. Members from the Rio Grande Branch and Jersey Shore FCU staff generously donated presents, from clothes and shoes to toys and gift cards. Santa and his elves delivered the presents to the family. The parents, Christian and Keren, and children, Christian Jr. and Kendryell, were overjoyed and filled with sincere gratitude and appreciation.
Jersey Shore FCU President/CEO James Burns stated, "Words cannot express how satisfying it is to put a smile on children’s faces and bring a little joy and excitement into the lives of this family, especially during the holidays.”
Jack Hickey, Jersey Shore FCU Board Member and Social Action Chairman, said, "I sincerely thank our credit union members and staff for their generosity and kindness for the less fortunate and their contribution toward making a family’s Christmas wishes come true.”
Gift Drive For Atlantic City Rescue Mission
Pictured left to right: Credit Union staff Andrew Arentz , Keana Gordy, Michele Sangillo, Marie Gamble and Brandon Favro helped to organize donated gifts.
Our members and staff embraced the spirit of the holiday and collected gifts for the children staying at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Over 300 gifts poured in for children that may not have had the opportunity to receive a gift at all.
Credit Union President/CEO James Burns expressed, "The credit union’s membership generously gave presents to homeless children to help brighten the children’s Christmas”.
Credit Union Board Member and Social Action Chair Jack Hickey added, "Jersey Shore FCU’s Board of Directors and Staff sincerely thank our members for their thoughtfulness, kindness and for showing their compassion for the less fortunate.”
Food & Necessities Drive for Family Promise
Pictured L to R: Kathleen O’Neill, from Family Promise, and Michele Sangillo, from Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, we’re touched by all the generous donations from members and staff.
During the month of November, members and staff donated items for the Food and Necessities Drive benefiting families with Family Promise. Family Promise is a program designed to help families with children who are experiencing homelessness. They are a non-traditional sheltering program. A network of faith communities and over 1,000 volunteers provide temporary housing and meals for the families. The families establish goals for employment, housing, education and child care. Through a safe, nurturing environment families can work on these goals to lead them to permanent housing and future success. Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union is proud to support Family Promise through collections, donations, and financial education throughout the year. For more information about Family Promise, please visit http://www.familypromisecmc.org/.
Covenant House Personal Care Items Drive
Pictured (L to R): Credit Union Social Action Committee member Megan, Covenant House staff Dina, and Social Action Committee member Brandon with the donations.
Thank you to all our members and staff that donated to the Covenant House Personal Care Items Drive during the month of October. The Covenant House welcomes kids 24-hours-a-day offering a compassionate welcome, a hearty meal, a shower, a fresh set of clothes, a warm bed, and other basic needs and vital social services. Learn more about all their programs at https://nj.covenanthouse.org/South-Jersey.
Tools For School
Pictured (Left to Right): Superintendent of Lower Township School District Jeff Samaniego, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Staff Jeannie Straub, and Secretary to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction of Lower Township School District Leigh Ann Downie displaying the donated backpacks and school supplies.
Staff and members donated backpacks and school supplies during the summer months. The donations went to less fortunate children in the Lower Township School District for the 2016 – 2017 school years. Secretary to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction of Lower Township School District Leigh Ann Downie stated, "The supplies are greatly appreciated and we are thankful to Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for their generous donation.” Superintendent of Lower Township School District Jeff Samaniego added, "The gracious amount of backpacks that were donated by the credit union’s members will allow the children to choose their favorite colors and designs.”
Credit Union CEO Jim Burns expressed, "In today’s economic times, contributions such as school supplies make an incredible difference in the lives of students and their families. It is vitally important to give children the tools they need to be successful and we thank our members for their generosity in assisting less fortunate children.”
2016 Scholarship Winners
We are excited to announce the winners of the $1,000 New Jersey Credit Union League Youth Involvement Board Scholarship, $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarships, and $500 Surf Club Scholarships.
Ana Grace Fangayen, pictured on the right with Branch Manager Marie Gamble, from Middle Township High School was awarded the $1,000 New Jersey Credit Union League Youth Involvement Board Scholarship. She will be attending New York University this fall. Ana stated, "I appreciate the fact that my credit union offers students like myself the opportunity to apply for invaluable scholarships, as well as a credit builder loan to help me be more financially responsible.”
Rodman Bourne, pictured on the right with Branch Manager Marie Gamble, from Cedar Creek High School was awarded the $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship and he will be attending Rowan University in the fall. Rodman was honored and said, "I really like the way I’m treated at Jersey Shore FCU. People are always friendly and helpful going the extra mile to help me with my banking needs!”
Camryn Isaksen, pictured on the right with President/CEO James Burns, from Southern Regional High School was also awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Delaware. Camryn said, "It’s so convenient to use the ATM at all Wawa locations with no fee using my Jersey Shore Debit/ATM card. Also, Jersey Shore’s phone app has made it easy to transfer money between all our linked family accounts.”
Jesse Repko of Mays Landing, pictured on the right with President/CEO James Burns, was awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship for members 18-25 that are already enrolled in an institution of higher education. Jesse is attending Rowan University and explained, "The credit union makes it easy for me to make deposits.”
Daisha Carson of Mays Landing, pictured on the right with President/CEO James Burns, was also awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship. Daisha will be attending Rutgers University in the fall. Daisha expressed, "One of my best experiences with Jersey Shore was being able to speak one-on-one with a representative about healthy money management skills and how to maintain them. It feels really good to know they are concerned about me and my future.”
Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union President/CEO James Burns expressed, "We are extremely pleased to award Scholarships to these exemplary students in our community to help them achieve their academic goals.”
$515 Donation To FACES 4 Autism
Credit Union Member Development Specialist Michele Sangillo (pictured right) presents the donation to Becka and Jeremiah from FACES 4 Autism.
We are pleased to announce that through staff donations we were able to raise and donate $515 for FACES 4 Autism, located in Northfield. We presented the check to Becka and Jeremiah. The money raised will help with education and improve the lives of families going through tough times with their autistic children. We are proud to support such a great organization in our community!
Credit Union Donates $1,000 To Help Feed Children
Credit Union President/CEO James Burns (second from the right) presents the $1,000 check to Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church to help feed children in our community.
Jersey Shore staff donates $2.00 each Friday to wear jeans to work.We’re proud to announce a $1,000 check from these donations were presented to the Green Creek Bethel United Methodist Church for their "Our Part Food Program”.It assists children who have very little food at home on weekends. Backpacks filled with food are sent home on Friday to over 50 preschool and kindergarten children. The backpacks are brought back to the church to re-fill weekly.We’re proud to support this worthy program helping families in our community.