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Tennessee Credit Unions Invited to Participate in CU Kind Day, Oct. 9

The Tennessee Credit Union League is teaming up with leagues and credit unions nationwide to spread kindness on CU Kind Day on Monday, Oct. 9, which is also Columbus Day. By participating in CU Kind Day, we aim to show our communities how “people helping people” is at the heart of the credit union movement.

Use your creativity to participate in CU Kind Day! Here are a few ideas and details about how to sign up.

Community Kindness Activity Ideas

  • Volunteer at your local nonprofit: food bank, animal shelter
  • Donate to a favorite nonprofit and deliver check for a photo-op
  • Host a blood drive
  • Clean up a park or playground
  • Partner with an animal shelter to hold an adoption day
  • Give out random acts of kindness: go to a grocery store and buy groceries for 10 customers, hand out gas card at a local gas station, buy coffee for everyone in the coffee shop
  • Donate books to a school, library or daycare
  • Provide lunch to employees at a nonprofit or for first responders
  • Stock “little free libraries” in your community
  • Give “thank you” baskets to local nonprofits, service providers and first responders
  • Read at a local library
  • Purchase items for a local nonprofit from their Amazon wish lists (i.e. a homeless shelter, daycare, animal rescue)
  • Teach financial education class at a nonprofit or at a library

In-Branch Kindness Activity Ideas

  • Host a shred day
  • Offer snacks to your members
  • Host a coat or food drive
  • Start a donation fund for a member in need or nonprofit
  • Send cards to children in the hospital or elders in a nursing home

CU Kind Day Registration

Is your credit union interested in participating in CU Kind Day? You don’t have to know your specific activity, just that you have an interest in demonstrating the credit union “people helping people” philosophy. Here’s the sign-up form.


The Illinois Credit Union League, one of the founding leagues of CU Kind Day, has a CU Kind Day toolkit on its website, including the logo, social media graphics and more.

Donate to Help Inheritance of Hope

The week of Oct. 9, the League will host the Credit Union Connect Conference. To commemorate CU Kind Day, we will collect vital funds for Inheritance of Hope, a nonprofit that serves young families facing the loss of a parent due to terminal illness with resources and relationships for each family member.


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