Giving back is important at ECIU. Through the years we have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. We do this because we care about East Idaho, and we want to be involved in making it a better place to live for our members, and the community.
Below are the charities we work with on a regular basis.
Coins For Christmas
Schools all around Eastern Idaho work very hard to raise money for Coins for Christmas every year. It is a longstanding tradition that East Idaho Credit Union strives to keep thriving.
East Idaho Credit Union has counted all the coins, and the totals are outstanding year after year! In 2016, EICU has spent over $18,947.64 and given out over 824 pairs of shoes to children in need. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Every year children go with out the basic necessities. Over the past 30 years, East Idaho Credit Union has made an effort to help put shoes on the feet of local children. In 2014 alone, over 980 children received a pair of shoes. That is what Coins for Christmas is all about. Your donations help buy shoe vouchers for local kids, who otherwise would go without. Thank you for all the effort you put in this year, and lets make it a great 2017!
How to get involved in the Coins for Christmas Program
Visit your local branch to donate your spare Quarters, Dimes, Nickels and Pennies to children who need a pair of shoes.
Children's Miracle Network
East Idaho Credit Union is pleased to be a large part of the Children's Miracle Network. We begin by giving a huge thank you to our members and others in the community who generously contribute to this worthy cause.
Over 60 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute. Whether they suffer from small afflictions like the flu, or larger ones like cancer, Children's Miracle Network will be there to help. This help could not be given were it not for your generous donations. Thank you.
East Idaho Credit Union participates in different fundraisers throughout the year for Children’s Miracle Network. However, We are always collecting donations to help children in our area. Please help us make 2017 another great year for Children's Miracle Network and donate at your local EICU branch today.
Family Crisis Center
Every third Wednesday, East Idaho Credit Union's Rexburg Branch gives back to their local community by volunteering at The Family Crisis Center in Rexburg, Idaho. A special thanks goes out to our Rexburg Branch, as well as any other employee of EICU that has helped make this partnership what is it today.
The Family Crisis Center is a public non-profit agency that was founded in February of 1987. Charities like these are the reason that EICU makes sure that a large portion of our efforts go back into the community that has helped us get to where we are today.
Here at EICU, we are thankful to be able to participate in such a great program. We hope that the members of the community, as well as the memebrs here at EICU, do their best to make sure that those less fortunate than us get the helping hand that they deserve.
For more information about The Family Crisis Center in Rexburg, please call 208-356-0065 or go to http://familycrisiscenter.info/
Toys for Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
In 2014, East Idaho Credit Union filled over 5 boxes with toys and bikes. EICU Employees also participated by going "Casual for a Cause," where, by donating money, they could wear jeans every Wednesday for November and December--a luxury usually only allowed on Fridays. East Idaho Credit Union enjoys all opportunities to get involved and help the community.
If you would like to donate to Toys for Tots, or would like more information, please call us at 1-800-727-9961.
Every year East Idaho Credit Union gives out scholarships to hard working students in our community.
The purpose of the East Idaho Credit Union scholarship program is to award one $1,000 and three $500 scholarships to East Idaho Credit Union members to aid them in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships are a single monetary reward to be applied to the cost of tuition, books, and/or lab fees (if applicable). See application form for terms, conditions and restrictions.
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical college in the United States as a full-time student in the fall of 2017.
Applications must be submitted by the last day of March, so make sure you apple as soon as you can!