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Interra in the Community

Community

At Interra Credit Union, we believe it is our responsibility to work toward the enhancement of the quality of life in the communities we serve. A sample of the reach of Interra’s commitment to our members, to the communities we serve and to those in need is listed below:

Economic Development

Chambers of Commerce

  • Active member of the chambers in the communities we serve
  • Frequently in leadership and committee positions
  • Sponsor activities and events

EDC – Elkhart County Economic Development Corporation

  • Annual financial support

And more!

Organization and Community Support

Bashor Children’s Home

  • Sponsor school Christmas Party
  • Service project recipient – provide nurse’s office supplies
  • Sponsor events

Boys and Girls Clubs

  • Interra has long been a friend of the Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Elkhart County, providing financial and volunteer support.
    • Auctions and golf outings
    • Christmas parties
    • Capital campaigns

Celebrate America

  • Sponsor annual fireworks/program

Center for Healing and Hope

  • Fiesta Feast Sponsor
  • Service project recipient

Child and Parent Services (CAPS)

  • Adopt-a-Child program
  • Financial support

Christmas Service Project

  • The credit union raises literally thousands of dollars in money and items, helps create awareness of organizations and the clienteles they serve. Including some of the organizations named.
  • Corporate donation of $20,000 in 2014
  • Staff holds fundraisers for project
  • Members donate pay-it-forward funds and donated wish list items

Community Festivals and Events Sponsorships and Support

  • First Fridays - Goshen
  • Nappanee Apple Festival
  • Shipshewana Mayfest
  • Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
  • Middlebury Fall Festival
  • Osceola Bluegrass Festival

Elkhart County 4-H Fair and 4-H programs

  • 4-H livestock auction
  • Farmstead of Yesteryear” underwriter
  • Sponsor “Barnball” at the fair
  • Co-sponsor of 4-H Leaders Banquet
  • Underwrite the cost of all 4-H pins in Elkhart County.

Elkhart County Clubhouse

  • Donate funds for a new roof

Elkhart County Women’s Shelter

  • Christmas project recipient through the years – large items for the shelter, financial support and wish list items..

Elkhart County Historical Society

  • Sponsor Gathering at Five Medals

Family Christian Development Center, Nappanee

  • Food pantry
  • Farm to Table sponsor
  • Financial Support for Christmas Jubilee

Food Pantries

  • During the annual Food Drive, recipients include pantries in the communities served by the credit union

Greencroft Retirement Communities

  • $50,000 to the capital campaign
  • Supports annual events

LaCasa

  • Annual Help-A-House sponsor
  • Interra staff annual work project

Maple City Health Care/IU Health Goshen

  • Capital campaign donation

Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale

  • Annual “Run for Relief” sponsor.

Oaklawn

  • Spring Spectacular sponsor
  • A recent capital campaign donation of $25,000

Riley Children’s Hospital

  • Support via Fairfield High School and Goshen Kiwanis fundraiser

Ryan’s Place

  • Gala sponsor and service project recipien

Salvation Army

  • Pancake Day sponsor
  • Financial support
  • Staff bell-ringing project

Service Clubs in the Communities Interra Serves

  • Rotary
  • Kiwanis
  • Exchange Club

Shred-it!

  • Annual service for members, shredding up to 50 pounds FREE

United Cancer Services

  • Assisting Elkhart County residents who suffer from cancer with a variety of support services

The Window

  • Financial support
  • Christmas project recipient

And more!

Education – Academics, Athletics & the Arts

Academic Honors Banquet

  • Annual sponsor

Financial Literacy

  • Facilitate and “teach” financial literacy workshops at Goshen High School
  • Guest speakers and participants in classroom projects at area schools

Goshen College

  • Support Michiana Student Aid Fund - $1,000 annually
  • Donated $10,000 to the music building project
  • ATM on campus
  • Help underwrite athletic scholarship golf outing and other events

PTOs and School Events

  • Carnivals, field trips and related projects

Scholarship Programs

  • Seven $1,000 scholarships are awarded in the high schools located within the Interra footprint. to high school seniors – awarded annually in the five high schools in which we have offices.

And more!

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