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September 23, 2016

Plus It Forward Day is Monday, Oct. 10; credit unions across Minnesota volunteering and spreading kindness in their communities

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. 23, 2016) - Next month more than 25 other credit unions across Minnesota will spread kindness Monday, Oct. 10, during Plus It Forward Day.    

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October 08, 2015

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union to Participate in Statewide Day of Kindness

ST. PAUL, MINN. (October 8, 2015) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is leading the charge to coordinate an orchestrated day to spread kindness in communities on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12. Affinity Plus is one of 14 credit unions across the state of Minnesota participating in the 2015 Plus It Forward Day.

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October 01, 2015

Credit unions unite to “Plus It Forward” in Minnesota communities

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that subscribe to the foundational philosophy of “People Helping People,” which is demonstrated by their cooperative structures, support of financial education, and active engagement within their communities. Around the state, nearly 1,000 credit union employees will dedicate more than 6,200 total volunteer hours to scatter kindness in their communities. Participating credit unions estimate that the collective efforts on this day will impact more than 18,000 people in 36 communities (along with an indeterminable amount of community members; food recipients from Feed My Starving Children; and law enforcement & military families across the country).

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March 02, 2015

Affinity Plus Receives Community Impact Award

Making people’s lives better through simple, intentional acts of kindness is the goal of Plus It Forward, an initiative launched in the fall of 2013 by Affinity Plus. Last week, Plus It Forward was the impetus for the credit union being honored with the Minnesota Business Magazine’s Community Impact Award for Best in Class – Large Company, which recognizes companies for overall excellence in positively impacting Minnesota communities.

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April 21, 2014

Affinity Plus – Fergus Falls Helps Bring Back July Fireworks

On September 21 of last year, Affinity Plus – Fergus Falls shared its commitment to help bring back Fourth of July fireworks while simultaneously inspiring kindness in the community. Residents were given the opportunity to perform an act of kindness as part of the credit union’s organizational “Plus It Forward” day and share their stories in exchange for a $10 donation the credit union would make toward the Fourth of July fireworks show. 

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December 19, 2013

Affinity Plus Receives Jefferson Award

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union was honored with a Jefferson Award for Corporate Giving by the Minneapolis – St. Paul Business Journal at a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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October 03, 2013

Plus It Forward Day: The Results of Spreading Kindness in Minnesota

Sitting on the desk of every Affinity Plus employee is a sign with the credit union’s “Why We Exist” statement that reads, “Affinity Plus – where a group of thoughtful, inspired people are committed to changing the world, one person at a time.” While it’s easy to display a sign and tell people about it, Affinity Plus wants their members and people in communities across the state to do more than hear their difference – they want people to experience it. 

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Media Contacts

Kristina M. Wright
Senior Vice President, Member Experience
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Phone: (651) 312-9338
kwright@affinityplus.org