Do Good is one of our community collaborative giveback programs. When members bring us more of their business, we seek opportunities to give back and Do Good in our local community.
It depends on the account type.
When our members close their loan(s) and/or open a new checking account/youth savings account, they are asked to select a local school, teacher or charity. At the end of the giveback period, we mail checks to the recipients.
Starting in September, we ask our members (who open new loans or checking accounts with us) the name of their favorite local school. In December we send a donation (funded by VBSFCU) to each school as selected by each member. If your school would like marketing materials to drive donations, please contact the marketing department.
Each spring, we raise money for three local school-based programs. We selected the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, VBSchools Beach Bag program and Operation Backpack* as the 2021 spring recipients. Checks/backpack donations are sent to the recipients in June.
*We also raise donations for Operation Backpack during our two shred events, held bi-annually. All donations of materials and cash are all given to the VBSchools Social Services dept for their August Jumpstart event. Learn More about Operation Backpack.
Each summer, we collect requests from local teachers who need help with classroom expenses. At the end of August, we tally how much money was donated to the Do Good Fund (based on the number of new loans/checking accounts), then give back to as many teachers as the fund will allow.
Click here for the 2021 Application. All applications are due by August 31, 2021.
Community/School Donations to date: $25,896
|September – November 2020||$2,130|
|June – August 2020||$2,075|
|March – May 2020||$1,650|
|September – November 2019||$1,905|
|June – August 2019||$3,200|
|March – May 2019||$1,928|
|September – November 2018||$2,275|
|June – August 2018||$2,970|
|April – May 2018||$1,685|
|September – November 2017||$2,500|
|June – August 2017||$2,160|
|April – May 2017||$1,280|
|July – October 2016||$3,630|
|April – June 2016||$538|