Our dedicated team contributes both time and financial support to the people and communities where we live and work. Each year, CU Recovery & The Loan Service Center's 'Jeans for a Cause' committee plans, organizes and leads a number of charitable events involving employee participation. Opportunities throughout the year to wear jeans to work is a benefit appreciated by many staff members and with a 'pay-to-wear' approach, a good cause is connected to the privilege. Casual 'jeans' days are even more valued as a result.
Jeans for a Cause, monthly employee fundraising programs benefit various excellent causes and have raised $74,534.00 since the program began in 2013:
July 2018 - Patiently Waiting: A 100% volunteer run infertility and adoption nonprofit organization. Patiently Waiting's mission is to share resources, information and provide biblical support for those going through the journey of infertility, adoption and miscarriage.
Established in 1997 as a memoriam to Kelly Becker's brother who died of lung cancer. The golf event is an annual fundraiser that benefits local families that have either battled or are currently battling cancer. Families in need can be nominated by anyone. www.goodguyopen.com.
Since 1923, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Twin Cities' board-certified surgeons and staff have been providing high-quality medical care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay. The hospital and clinic specialize in treating children with orthopedic conditions in an environment designed to put children at ease.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Their mission is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
Haven Housing is an emergency shelter and provider of services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future. At each of their three Haven Housing programs, they strive to support women as they stabilize, heal from trauma, work to identify and overcome their barriers to independence, find their strength and create a more hopeful future.
Sharing and Caring Hands is a compassionate response to the need of the poor. They are set up to be a safety-net organization to help with whatever needs are not being met. This includes but is not limited to providing means, clothing and shelter. Sharing and Caring Hands is an extension of the community to those in need and a way for volunteers to help make a difference in the lives of others.
Jeans for a Cause raised over $72,934.00 since its inception in 2013. The following organizations have benefited from the generosity of CU Recovery & The Loan Service Center employees: