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Posted October 27, 2022

On Monday, October 10, 2022, A+FCU hosted its inaugural A+ Gives Day with over 470 A+FCU team members volunteering 2,000+ hours at organizations throughout the Central Texas community and beyond.

A+ Gives Day is an expansion of the credit union’s ongoing A+ Gives program, which was founded in 2019 as a year-long series of acts of kindness to show appreciation and support for the communities A+FCU serves. A+ Gives Day specifically focused on organizations that help in four key areas: food insecurity, animal needs, community outreach, and with a nod to the 50 teachers who founded A+FCU, a number of local schools.

Key highlights from A+ Gives Day:

  • More than 470 employees volunteered.
  • Over 2,000 hours of volunteer time invested.
  • 18 community partners helped with 975 volunteer hours.
  • 22 Austin ISD school locations enhanced with 860 volunteer hours.
  • 25 remote locations assisted by staff outside of Central Texas with 165 volunteer hours.
  • $10,000 donated through A+FCU Member Cash-Back Debit Card Match. $2,500 donated to each of the following four organizations: Austin Diaper Bank, Children’s Advocacy Center of Bastrop, Lee, and Fayette Counties, School Fuel, and We Are Blood (Central Texas Blood Bank).

“We’re so pleased by the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received for the volunteering our team did throughout A+ Gives Day,” said Eric R. Kase, A+FCU President and CEO. “Challenging ourselves to expand upon our established A+ Gives program is a tangible way to show our staff and our communities that we are committed to banking on each other and building stronger communities. I truly believe Team A+ benefits just as much as the organizations with which we partner. Being able to give our time and talent means a lot to each of us.” 

Thanks to every team member at A+FCU, more support was offered to these organizations and schools than ever before. “Thank you all for your time at our AISD campuses,” said David Torres, Austin ISD Mentor Coordinator. “You all worked hard in different capacities to better our students and campus environments.”

A+FCU is honored to have been able to give back to the schools in the area and make a difference for educators. “Thank you so much for your volunteers!” said Mr. ChaoLin Chang, Principal of Joslin Elementary School. “They are amazing!”

Being able to help educators in and out of the classroom is a goal A+FCU works for each year and the addition of A+ Gives Day offered a unique opportunity to do that. “The volunteers really went above and beyond today,” said Tina Walker, Joslin ES PTA President. “They did some hard work on our outdoor garden and for our holiday decorations. We really appreciated all of them today.”


2022 A+ Gives Day Organizations
Community Partners
Austin Animal Center
Austin Diaper Bank
Backpack Friends
Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry
Caritas of Austin
Central Texas Food Bank
Children’s Advocacy Center of Bastrop, Lee, and Fayette Counties
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Ben White
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Lake Creek
Keep San Marcos Beautiful
School Fuel
Texas Humane Heroes – Killeen
Texas Humane Heroes – Leander
The Caring Place
The Dog Alliance
We Are Blood (Central Texas Blood Bank)
Austin ISD Campuses
Akins High School
Allison Elementary
Andrews Elementary
Bailey Middle School
Barbara Jordan Elementary
Blanton Elementary
Blazier Elementary
Campbell Elementary
Clayton Elementary
Crockett High School
Govalle Elementary
Gus Garcia YMLA
Joslin Elementary
Oak Springs Elementary
Patton Elementary
Perez Elementary
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Ridgetop Elementary
Sanchez Elementary
Travis High School
Zavala Elementary
Zilker Elementary
Non-Local Organizations & Schools
Barron County Humane Society (WI)
Burnet Consolidated ISD (Burnet, TX)
Cathedral Kitchen (IN)
Celina ISD (Celina, TX)
Clothed by Faith (Katy, TX)
Cy-Ranch High School (Cypress, TX)
East Texas Literacy Council (Longview, TX)
Food Bank of the Rockies (CO)
Girls on the Run (San Antonio, TX)
GRACE – Grapevine Relief & Community Exchange (Grapevine, TX)
Guadalupe County Humane Society (Seguin, TX)
H F & C (Canyon, TX)
Haas Middle School (Corpus Christi, TX)
Habitat for Humanity ReStore (McAllen, TX)
Houston Food Bank (Houston, TX)
Interfaith Caring Ministries (League City, TX)
Meals on Wheels (Lubbock, TX)
Mission Carthage (Carthage, TX)
Montgomery County Public Library (Conroe, TX)
Nourish Pierce County (WA)
Quanah Parker Elementary (Midland, TX)
Rainbow Room – Concho Valley Community Partners (San Angelo, TX)
Rhode Island Parrot Rescue (RI)
South Plains Food Bank (Lubbock, TX)
SPCA (Lake Jackson, TX)