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!

  • Scholarship Winners 2020

    Julie Helverson from Del Haven attended Middle Township High School and was awarded a $1,000 New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Scholarship. 

    Danielle Schuster from Northfield was also awarded a $1,000 New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Scholarship.

    Michael Erdman from Linwood attended Mainland Regional High School and was awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. 

    Patrick Newman from Northfield attended Holy Spirit High School and was awarded a $500 Benson/Hunt Scholarship. 

    Sydney Richards of Atlantic City was awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship for members aged 18-25 that are already enrolled in an institute of higher education. 

    Emilie Karovic of Galloway was also awarded a $500 Surf Club Scholarship. 

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union President/CEO James Burns expressed, "At Jersey Shore we appreciate the tremendous value of education and understand tuition costs are on the rise. Having the opportunity to assist these young men and women on their already bright paths is something we are very proud of. We are happy to award Scholarships to these deserving students in our community and wish them continued academic success.”

    FB Scholarship

    Pictured: (Top) Danielle Schuster, Julie Helverson, Sydney Richards, (Bottom) Michael Erdman, Emilie Karovic, Patrick Newman

  • Kid-Friendly Food Drive 2020

    We joined together with other credit unions in southern New Jersey to collect donations of Kid-Friendly Food. The COVID-19 pandemic has left more children in our community facing hunger. To combat this problem a Kid-Friendly Food Drive was held throughout June and July.

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union donated 650 pounds of Kid-Friendly Food to the Community Food Bank of NJ Southern Branch. President/CEO James Burns stated, "In our community we serve, Atlantic and Cape May County, we have some of the highest rates of child food insecurity as families lack the resources to purchase nutritious food.  We’re grateful to our members, staff, and volunteers that generously donated to help fill this gap” .

    Food Drive 2020

    Pictured Left to Right: Jersey Shore FCU Staff and Social Action Committee Members: Garrett Garcia, Jeannie Straub and Amanda Shiko

  • NICU Donation To Shore Medical 2020

    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 Collection 2020

  • Financial Reality Fair at Holy Spirit High School

    On Wednesday, April 3, Holy Spirit High School students were given the opportunity to put their financial literacy skills to the test by participating in a Financial Reality Fair. It was a fun, interactive one-day event that allowed students to get a feel for real-life budgeting and understand the importance of saving and spending wisely.   

    We sponsored the hands-on learning experience at no cost to Holy Spirit High School with the help of a grant from the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation which covered half of the Fair expense.  It was the first time we brought the Financial Reality Fair to a high school.    Prior to the Fair, students chose a career and found their starting salary in that field.  Based on that information, students were provided a personalized monthly budget worksheet. They then pretended to go through "life”, stopping by booths to purchase clothing, food, cars, rent homes, finance furniture, etc. Their goal for the Fair is to stay within their budget and have money left in their pockets after paying all their bills for the month. Students then spun the Wheel of Reality, a wheel that could either help or hurt their finances with real-life situations such as having to pay for car repairs or receiving a bonus at work.  Financial Counselors met with each student at the end of the Fair, going over the students’ monthly expenses and one-time purchases, offering advice and guidance.   
    A total of 35 volunteers, including student volunteers, staff from other area credit unions, and the New Jersey Credit Union League, spent the school day manning booths and interacting with close to 200 Junior and Senior class students, providing them the hands-on experience of completing a monthly budget.    

    Anne Musto, COO for Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, participated in the Fair and stated, "We are excited to bring the Financial Reality Fair to Holy Spirit High School students who will be starting life on their own within the next few years.  I am confident this exercise will have students thinking more about their career choices, spending habits, and saving for their future. Feedback from faculty and the students was very positive.” 

    Students spinning the wheel of reality

    Pictured: Students spinning the Wheel Of Reality.