Community Involvement

Community Involvement
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 participate in our community events held throughout the year. Watch for event announcements on our website.

Check out what we've been up to including charitable fundraising efforts, scholarship awards and more!

  • Tools For Schools 2021

    Staff and members of Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union donated backpacks and school supplies to the Lower Township School District for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Staff from the Lower Township School District expressed their thanks and gratitude to the credit union for their continued support of the students in the community and for their generous donation of white boards, masks, and many other school supplies.

    Credit Union CEO Jim Burns said, "As students return to school during these unpredictable 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 supplies they need to be successful, and we thank our members for their generosity in assisting those who need it the most.” 

    Backpacks and school supplies were collected at the credit union’s offices in Galloway, Rio Grande, Hammonton and Northfield.

    (Left to Right) Kristen Sterling, Sabina Muller, Steven Patchel and Darrell Johnson
  • Kid-Friendly Food Drive Results

    Pictured from L to R:  Social Action Committee members Brandon Favro and Garrett Garcia with all the donations from our Kid-Friendly Food Drive.

    With the COVID-19 pandemic causing high unemployment in our area resulting in more children facing hunger, our credit union held a Kid-Friendly Food Drive during the months of May and June.  A total of 242 pounds of food was collected for the Community Food Bank of NJ, Southern Branch.  Thank you to our members and staff for your generous donations during this time of need.

  • NICU Donation To Shore Medical 2021

    Thank you to everyone who helped us collect baby clothing to help children and families in need at the Special Care Nursery located at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Staff and their families, along with our members, dropped off handmade blankets and hats, sleep sacks, socks, mittens, and wide variety of clothing. Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic we were unable to restart our clothing drive but we still collected two large boxes of baby items!

    Jersey Shore FCU CEO Jim Burns sated "Although our NICU Clothing Drive was only able to run for a few weeks we are still overwhelmed by the support from our members and staff. We know these donations will go a long way in helping families and babies in need."

    NICU Donation
  • Scholarship Winners 2021

    Megan Erdman from Linwood attended Holy Spirit High School and was awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship.

    MacKenzie Esposito from Hammonton attended Hammonton High School was also awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship.

    Courtney Lynne Wolf of Northfield was awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship for members aged 18-25 that are already enrolled in an institute of higher education.

    James Grimm of Galloway was also awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship.

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union President/CEO James Burns expressed, "At Jersey Shore we recognize the tremendous value of education and admire the hard work and time these students have dedicated to their studies. Having the opportunity to assist these young men and women after the year we have all experienced is something we are very proud of. We are thrilled to award these Scholarships to the deserving students in our community and wish them continued academic success.”

    2021 Scholarships
    Pictured Left to Right: MacKenzie Esposito, Courtney Lynne Wolf, Megan Erdman, James Grimm