PCU Community Foundation

About the PCU Community Foundation

Since 2005, the PCU Community Foundation and has worked hard to fulfill its mission of strengthening the quality of life in our local communities and beyond. The PCU Community Foundation is funded by generous donations from PCU’s membership, staff, volunteers and business partners. Donations are reinvested to support many worthy organizations, educational initiatives, financial literacy programs and more! The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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PCU Community Foundation
8499 Tamarack Road
Woodbury MN 55125

Foundation in Action

CoatsForKids

Coats for Kids Drive October 2013 - Donate today

PCU aims to beat its record for the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids drive with your help! Bring in new or gently used coats for all ages to any PCU branch now through October 12. Now in the 4th year of participating, PCU looks to exceed last year’s record and collect 400 coats to provide warmth to Twin Cities youth this winter. The PCU Community Foundation has also pledged a cash donation to purchase more coats in addition to what is collected.

Second Harvest

PCU Volunteers Pack 20,417 Meals for Second Harvest

A group of ambitious and dedicated PCU employees and family members headed to Second Harvest Heartland to help pack food for the regional food bank. The group surpassed previous records set by PCU volunteers, filling 700 boxes, over 12 tons of food, that will provide 20,417 meals to those in need. Volunteers also presented a check from the PCU Community Foundation for $500 to Second Harvest Heartland to help in its efforts to feed the hungry in our communities.

 

Golf

Flagship fundraiser earns over $13,500

A strong outpouring of support enabled the PCU Community Foundation to raise over $13,500 at its 4th annual golf tournament in September . The event, held at Dellwood Hills Country Club, attracted a total of 101 golfers and 39 event and hole sponsors. The foundation will use the funds to aid local education, food shelf and community initiatives.

Walk to End Brain Tumors

Despite brisk winds and chilly temperatures, close to 700 participants took part in this year's Minnesota Musella Foundation 5k Walk to End Brain Tumors. The event raised more than $31,000, which represents a 24% increase over 2012 according to organizers. For the past three years the PCU Community Foundation has provided monetary and volunteer support to this event. All proceeds benefit the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc. Thanks to all who participated!

Submit a donation request

The PCU Community Foundation supports a variety of causes throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Complete a donation request form for your organization. The PCU Community Foundation Executive Board evaluates each request to ensure the cause aligns with the foundation's mission.

PCU in the Community

PCU Meals on wheels volunteers deliver more than food
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For the past 10 years, Postal Credit Union (PCU) Meals on Wheels volunteers have delivered a nutritious meal and friendly smile to elderly and disabled recipients in the North St. Paul area. Since their first delivery in July of 2003, PCU volunteers have never missed a regular Thursday delivery, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by Gladstone Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator Gigi Fitzpatrick.

“As our PCU Meals on Wheels volunteers know, MOW is SO much more than food.  Our volunteers may be the only person our client sees all day, “Fitzpatrick stated. “The number of meals delivered by PCU volunteers is nearly 5,000. The value of the PCU volunteer commitment can’t be measured just by the dollar amount of the cost of keeping our clients in their homes or the number of meals delivered. Instead, they can be measured by the smiles on the faces they touch.  Those smiles can’t be measured in economic terms – no one can put a dollar value on all those smiles,” she added.

PCU President/CEO Brian Sherrick recently presented a check for $1,500 to the Gladstone Meals on Wheels program to help continue its good work. “We value the great service this program provides to our community, and we are honored to do what we can to support it, both financially and through the dedication of our employees, who are the real champions of this cause.”

 

PCU Hugo takes 2nd for funniest unit in good neighbor days parade

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PCU Hugo took 2nd place for funniest unit in the recent Hugo Good Neighbor Days parade. This is the third year in a row the PCU Hugo branch has won the 2nd place award. Kids Club mascot Bucky Bear and several of his beary special friends handed out flyers to promote Bucky's upcoming birthday party on Saturday, July 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the PCU Hugo office. The event will feature a bouncy castle, balloon animals, refreshments and more. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

 Coats for Kids drive 2012 keeps 450 twin cities youth warm

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A warm coat on a cold day makes a big difference, which is why PCU and the PCU Community Foundation have partnered with the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids project for several years. This fall, PCU collected over 350 coats between our five locations and chipped in a $1,500 cash donation from the PCU Community Foundation. All-in-all, 450 coats will be provided to less fortunate youth in our communities and stay warm this winter.

PCU is in the news. See what KSTP had to say about the donation.

For more information on the Coats for Kids program visit www.givecoats.org.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCU Staff lends a hand at second harvest heartland

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1 in 8 MN children are at risk of hunger. That statistic is startling and got a group of PCU staff motivated to roll up their sleeves and volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland. Our efforts yielded of 600 boxes of food to be distributed to those that need it right in our own state.

Over the course of the year PCU employees donate thousands of dollars and many volunteer ours to give back to our communities and improve the quality of life for all of our residents.

See what else PCU is up to to raise funds and give back.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
PCU Community Foundation donates time and money to support community

The PCU Community Foundation stepped up with a $1,000 cash donation to support the Musella Foundation's Walk to End Brain tumors at Lake Phalen Saturday, May 20. The support didn't stop there. PCU sent 15 volunteers to help staff the event the day of the walk/run which brought in over $23,000 for the foundation. - WHOA!

Learn more about the PCU Community Foundation, its causes, and how you can help.