Kansas City Credit Unions Unite for Good on Facebook

Credit unions in the Kansas City area are uniting for good to celebrate International Credit Union Day this October.

Mazuma Credit Union is teaming up with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, United Consumers Credit Union and Kansas City Credit Union to give away $2,000 to one of three Kansas City organizations.  The Facebook sweepstakes will also include a random drawing for one person to receive $2,000 in contributions for a meaningful cause of their choice.

The three organizations under consideration are Junior Achievement of Middle America, Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City and Great Plains SPCA.  Between October 1 and International Credit Union Day, October 17, members of the public can vote once each day for the  organization they believe should receive the $2,000.

“We wanted to do more than lip service and something that would really show the cooperative spirit of credit unions,” Mazuma brand manager Andy Dickhut said. “This allows us to do it in a unique way that everyone can take part in.”

In the spirit of this year’s ICU Day theme, “Unite for Good,” Mazuma reached out to its credit union neighbors CommunityAmerica, United Consumers and Kansas City Credit Union to offer the Facebook sweepstakes.  By joining forces, the credit unions are able to maximize their impact in the Kansas City community.  Banding together also helps guarantee that the initiative reaches a large audience on social media. Together, the credit unions tally more than 8,000 fans of their official Facebook pages.

“Facebook is all about connecting with a community of people who share similar interests,” Dickhut said. “We’re all interested in doing good, so turning to social media for this idea was a natural fit.”

To vote, visit any of the participating credit unions’ official Facebook pages. Once there, users must “like” the Facebook page to be eligible to vote. They will then be directed to the vote page, where they can select the organization they’d like to win and fill out the submission form to be eligible to receive $2,000 for the cause of their choice. To vote from a mobile device, participants can go to woobox.com/q7ycw6.

Votes may be cast daily through Oct. 17, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

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