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!

  • 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

  • 2020 VFW Donation

    Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union’s Social Action Committee coordinated a Jean Friday Staff Campaign that took place during the last quarter of 2019.  The objective of the campaign was to raise money for the Egg Harbor Township VFW.   The staff raised $500 as a result of this fundraiser.   All five branches were involved in this great fundraiser, and after it was all said and done, a $500 check was donated to this amazing local organization. 

    The VFW makes it their goal to promote comradery and provide support for veterans of overseas conflicts. In addition, they also assist the active military and their local communities. Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union could not be happier to support an organization in our community whose main core value is to always put their members first, just like their credit union. 

    VFW Donation 2020

    Pictured Left to Right: VFW Commander Michael Duffy, Senior Vice Commander Willard Beall, Darrell Johnson Business Development Specialist, JSFCU and Jack Hickey, Chairman of the Board, JSFCU.

  • 2019 Holiday Gift Drive (Family Promise Of Cape May)

    Thank you for everyone that participated in our holiday gift drives! You helped us spread a lot of holiday cheer this time of year. Our Angel Tree Gift Drive in Rio Benefited the Children at Family Promise in Cape May County. 

    Family Promise Gift Drive Picture

    Pictured with the donated gifts are Kathleen O'Neill and a helping volunteer from the Family Promise of Cape May.

  • 2019 Holiday Gift Drive (Atlantic City Rescue Mission)

    Thank you for everyone that participated in our holiday gift drives! You helped us spread a lot of holiday cheer this time of year. The Angel Tree Gift Drive in our Northfield, FAA, and Galloway branches benefited the Atlantic City Rescue Mission!

    Gift Drive Atlantic City Rescue Mission

    Pictured with the donated gifts are Jersey Shore FCU staff and Partner Development Officer Bob Franklin from the ACRM

  • 2019 K-9 Warriors Donation

    Credit union employees wear jeans on Fridays in support of local charities. During the 3rd quarter of 2019 we were able to raise $600 that was donated to K9 Warriors Inc of Galloway NJ! K9 Warriors Inc. is a local organization that is ran entirely by Combat Veterans that help support and train service dogs for other local Combat Veterans. To learn more about the organization you can visit their website.

    2019 K9 Warriors Group Photo

    President/CEO Jim Burns, Veteran Gabriel, K9 Alala, Jersey Shore Employees Amanda S, Jeannie, Daisy, Yolanda, and Amanda M.

  • 2019 Tools For Schools Drive

    Members and staff donated backpacks and school supplies to the Lower Township School District for the 2019– 2020 school year. 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 school district truly values the credit union’s donation of over 100 colorful backpacks and a multitude of school supplies which will allow the children to choose their desired styles and designs.” 

    Credit Union CEO, Jim Burns expressed his gratitude for the generosity of the credit union membership and staff for their contributions in this effort to provide school supplies for less fortunate children. He stated, "It is vitally important to provide children the tools they need to be successful in school and that is why the annual tools for schools campaign is so successful because the credit union members and staff have a strong commitment to helping children.” 

    Jersey Shore Staff Holding School Supplies With School Staff

    Jersey Shore FCU CEO Jim Burns. Jersey Shore FCU Social Action Committee Members, Amanda Shiko, Brandon Favro, Jeannie Straub, Superintendent of Lower Township School District Jeff Samaniego, Secretary to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction of Lower Township School District Leigh Ann Downie and Jersey Shore FCU Social Action Committee Member Nancy Condran

  • Credit Unions For A Cure Raised Over $1,500 To Help Battle Breast Cancer

    Thank you to everyone that participated in our Credit Unions For A Cure Team at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Ocean City on October 14. Our Team raised over $1,500. Every step taken by our Team and every dollar donated will help ensure that no one facing breast cancer walks alone.


    The JSFCU team at the incredible event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

  • Caring For Kids $500 Donation

    The staff here at Jersey Shore participate in quarterly charitable fundraising events to assist children and their families that reside in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Staff from all five credit union branches participate in quarterly fundraising opportunities by wearing jeans to work on "Jean Fridays”.  Our staff gives a small donation to support the incredible local organizations aiding those struggling in the communities the credit union serves.

    Caring for Kids, Program Director Deborah Brasch, stated, "Caring for Kids is committed to making a difference in the lives of our county’s children and families. We are grateful for the staff at Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for generously raising $500 by wearing jeans to work on Friday’s from April through June 2019”. 

    Credit Union CEO Jim Burns expressed, "In today’s economic times, contributions such as proceeds from "Jean Fridays”  make an incredible difference in helping organizations like Caring for Kids that provide personalized in-home visitation and additional concrete support.  In addition Caring for Kids seeks to engage the community and empower parents to build healthy, loving and productive families.”

    Caring For Kids $500 Donation

    Members of the Jersey Shore FCU Social Action committee present the $500 to Caring For Kids

  • 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.