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A+ Gives

A+ Gives is our way of giving back and celebrating our communities through volunteerism, donations, and special programs.

Giving Back Is What We Do

Developed by A+FCU team members in 2019 to celebrate our 70th anniversary, A+ Gives was designed to empower staff to give back to our local communities through 70 Acts of Kindness. Monthly themes for the inaugural year ranged from volunteering at nonprofit organizations and donating food to help fight food insecurity to supporting veterans in need of physical or emotional support.

Since then, not only do we volunteer time and make donations throughout the year, but we also introduced a full day of service for the entire credit union to take part in, A+ Gives Day. Thanks to our team members’ commitment to our initiative, the program continues to thrive as a core way to support our mission of Banking on Each Other. Building Stronger Communities.®

A+ Gives Day 2023

In addition to our ongoing volunteering, we hosted our second annual A+ Gives Day on October 9, 2023 with over 500 team members going out into the community to serve others. More than 1,776 hours were volunteered at 40 Central Texas organizations and 26 organizations across the nation.

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what’s next for Team A+ in the community. #APlusGives #APlusGivesDay

A+ Gives Day Impact

Along with volunteering time, we also organized a community voting process to determine which partner organizations would receive our A+ Gives Day donation – a total of $10,000. With over 4,750 votes from community members and organization supporters, we awarded the four top voted organizations with a $2,500 check on A+ Gives Day – congratulations to Backpack Friends, HopeAustin, ROCK Ride On Center for Kids, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.

Through The Years

On October 10, 2022, we launched our first A+ Gives Day to support our community with 470 A+FCU employees volunteering over 2,000 hours in Texas and nationwide.

A+ Gives Day statistics

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Proud To Partner With & Support

These are a few of the organizations we partner with and support year round.

Animal Needs

Two A+FCU volunteers stand outside the Austin Animal Center with a dog on a leash.

Austin Animal Center

This no-kill animal center provides shelter to thousands of animals annually as well as animal protection and pet resource services. They take in more than 11,000 animals each year and volunteers help ensure cats, dogs, and other animals get daily exercise and the enrichment they need before being placed in their forever home.

Team A+ has had the opportunity to partner with the Austin Animal Center for A+ Gives Day in 2022 and 2023 serving the shelter by helping with daily tasks such as cleaning, walking, and playing with the animals.

The A+FCU mascot, AJ, pets a horse at Ride On Center for Kids (ROCK).

ROCK, Ride On Center For Kids

A+FCU partnered with ROCK for this year’s A+ Gives Day to assist them in tasks such as beautification around the property and organizing their storeroom.

As part of A+ Gives Day 2023, ROCK was a top-voted organization by our community and received a $2,500 donation. This donation will help support their mission to improve independence and life skills in partnership with a horse by providing equine-assisted services to children, adults, and veterans with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges.

Team A+ volunteers at the Dog Alliance by helping on thr grounds.

The Dog Alliance

Supporting disabled veterans and first responders in Texas, the Dog Alliance provides trained service dogs for those that need physical or emotional support. Along with supporting disabled veterans, this organization also provides therapy dogs to support children learning to read, seniors, patients, and others that may need help with stress and mental health.

A+FCU is proud to support this organization by donating $15,000 to their Bow Wow Reading Therapy Dog training program. This program works with students and allows trained teams to connect 1-on-1 with students in Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD, and Leander ISD to help improve their reading skills.

Community Outreach

A+FCU staff present a check for $1,000 to African American Youth Harvest Foundation.

African American Youth Harvest Foundation

Since 2020, Team A+ has worked with the African American Youth Harvest Foundation, a local organization on a mission to provide hands-on service through school and community-based programs to enhance the quality of life for African American and low-income youth and families, by volunteering time and presenting donations to help with their on-going efforts.

In June 2023, A+FCU donated to the African American Youth Harvest Foundation to support their Urban University Summer Camp, a program designed to help students prevent learning loss during the summer.

A+FCU volunteers pose in Austin Diaper Bank warehouse

Austin Diaper Bank

Founded in 2013, the Austin Diaper Bank is a Central Texas organization dedicated to providing diapers to families who need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life. They provide supplies to more than 30,000 families every year in six Central Texas counties.

Since 2020, Team A+ has volunteered with the organization to pack up sets of diapers for distribution to the Diaper Bank’s partner agencies. We’ve hosted diaper drives in branches and even helped distribute diapers during their 10th birthday celebration in May 2023. Additionally, financial donations have been made to the Austin Diaper Bank through A+FCU to provide ongoing support.

A+FCU volunteers present a check for $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity and pose in front of a framed out house.

Austin Habitat For Humanity

A+FCU is again proud to support the 4th House That Credit Unions Built with Austin’s Habitat for Humanity and other local credit unions who bring to life the cooperative principles of Credit Unions: cooperation among cooperatives and concern for the community.

To kick off this year’s build, we donated $15,000 to help support the costs of building a new home for a family in a neighborhood designed for teachers and staff members of AISD.

Additionally, Team A+ volunteers at the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStores helping accept donations, set up displays, and more.

Texas Sponsor A Highway

Since 2020, A+FCU has partnered with Texas Sponsor a Highway to help support our environment and community. Each year, one sponsored segment is responsible for at least ¾ tons of litter and trash removal – that’s at least 2.25 tons of litter and trash removal so far!

Heroes Night Out

Partnering with Heroes Night Out in November 2022, Team A+ contributed funds to help sponsor their Veterans Day event with the city of Round Rock. This nonprofit, community-based organization provides resources and services to Veterans, Service Members, First Responders, and their families.


The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center has supported more than 9,200 child abuse victims by providing medical and forensic exams, counseling, education, and family advocacy. In March 2023, A+FCU was a sponsor for their annual Gala that raises funds to help The Center continue their work of advocating for children who have experienced abuse.

A+FCU volunteers assemble shelves at the Children's Advocacy Center of Bastrop, Lee, and Fayette counties.

Children’s Advocacy Center

Providing intervention and therapy services, the Children’s Advocacy Center supports child abuse victims in Bastrop, Lee, and Fayette Counties.

In addition to financial donations, A+FCU employees volunteered in April 2023 at the Center’s event, Springfest, to bring awareness to the public about how to recognize and fight child abuse.

Team A+ always brings an amazingly positive attitude to everything they do! Watching people genuinely love their communities renews my passion for my own work.

– Meagan Webb, Executive Director at Children’s Advocacy Center, Serving Bastrop, Lee and Fayette Counties
Team A+ presents a $2,500 check to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas for receiving top number of votes in the A+ Gives Day Community Voting.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Founded in 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas helps support families with children in Central Texas hospitals. Their lodging and other support services are designed to help strengthen families during difficult times.

For A+ Gives Day this year, community members voted Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas as a top organization and received a $2,500 donation. This donation helps support their guest families by providing resources such as food, toiletries, and activities for the families as well as funding for families to stay at Ronald McDonald House.

Team A+ walks through The Caring Place while volunteering.

The Caring Place

A+FCU is proud to help support The Caring Place in Georgetown. Along with volunteering time throughout the year, we made a $1,000 donation to restock their pantry shelves to assist their mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community.

Food Insecurity

Team A+ presents a check for $2,500 to Backpack Friends for receiving top votes in the A+ Gives Day Community Voting contest.

Backpack Friends

Formed to feed 12 kids from just one school, Backpack Friends has since grown to deliver more than 50,000 weekend food kits to students in various schools throughout the area.

A+FCU partners with Backpack Friends during the school year to help pack food kits for students. In April 2023, we donated time and funds to help support their Heroes Against Hunger Charity Scramble golf tournament where all proceeds raised fed children in Central Texas.

We’re also proud to announce Backpack Friends as one of the top-voted organizations for our A+ Gives Day donation where we presented them with a $2,500 check to support their mission to wipe out weekend hunger in our community.

A+FCU volunteers pack bags of sweet potatoes and carrots at the Central Texas Food Bank.

Central Texas Food Bank

Founded in 1982, the Central Texas Food Bank fights food insecurity by maintaining mobile food pantries, a community kitchen, and various programs for families, the elderly, and children to receive nutritious meals. They also offer training and education programs to help participants find jobs and plan healthy, budget-friendly meals.

Throughout the year, Team A+ donates funds and time by volunteering to help prepare food donations for distribution by the Food Bank. During Hunger Action Month this September, A+FCU made a donation to take action in the fight to end hunger.

A+FCU volunteers pose in the HopeAustin warehouse.


We volunteer with HopeAustin to help fight student food insecurity by preparing meals for students to take home over the weekend. This organization provides food for roughly 900 students each week in the Austin, Elgin, Lago Vista, Leander, Manor, Round Rock, and Taylor ISDs.

Our credit card partner Elan Financial Services, gave a generous donation of $15,000 in 2023 on behalf of A+FCU to support their mission to feed hungry students over the weekend.

In addition to the funds donated on our behalf, HopeAustin was another top-voted organization by our community to receive an A+ Gives Day donation. This $2,500 donation provided food to 640 students for a weekend.

Team A+ volunteers in the School Fuel warehouse.

School Fuel

Supporting 1,100 students in San Marcos CISD, School Fuel provides bags of food to those who are at risk of having little or no food at home over the weekends. Team A+ volunteers time to help prepare food for students as well as provides monetary donations.

Park Beautification

An A+FCU volunteers pick up trash on a path at a park in Austin.

Austin Parks Foundation

Founded in 1992, Austin Parks Foundation is dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance people’s lives by making their public parks, trails, and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy, and financial support.

Team A+ joined Austin Parks Foundation November 2023 for It’s My Park Day to help with beautification and to place flags on gravesites for veterans.

Team A+ was enthusiastic about getting the trash out of those hard-to-reach places! They were adventurous and polite, and their hard work resulted in a fantastic improvement to the park.

– Jessica Write, Austin Parks Foundation Volunteer Coordinator
Team A+ poses outside Lady Bird Lake after picking up trash on a walking path.

Keep Austin Beautiful

A+FCU is proud to partner with Keep Austin Beautiful in support of their mission to inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day. This A+ Gives Day, Team A+ was able to help remove 300 pounds of trash at two sites with high levels of need.

School Support

Team A+ preps beverage cups for runners of the Austin Marathon.

Austin Partners In Education

In February 2023, we partnered with Austin Partners in Education to volunteer at the Austin Marathon. Stationed at Mile 5, Team A+ and APIE employees provided cups of water to the marathon runners.

Team A+ volunteers at the HaysHope2Go warehouse.

Food Insecurity Donations

A+FCU is fighting food insecurity in the Central Texas region by providing donations to schools to pay outstanding lunch balances, as well as supporting organizations like HaysHope2Go, the Smithville ISD Hungry Tiger Fund, and the Bastrop County Nibbles Program.


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