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As a Financial Cooperative, Carolina Postal Credit Union believes in giving back, not only to our MEMBERS, but to our community!  CPCU helps our local communities in a variety of ways, from supporting the NALC Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive, to co-ordinating Operation CU Troop for our service men & women overseas, raising awareness about Epilepsy, to raising funds for Camp Victory Junction.



NATIONAL EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY - March 26th, 2014

We celebrated National Epilepsy Awareness Day Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  CPCU staff handed out information about epilepsy including:  Epilepsy - Know the Facts and What to Do If you See Someone Having A Seizure!

Did You Know:

  Anyone with a Brain Can Have A Seizure

  Over 1 in 10 People have had a Seizure in their Lifetime

  Over 2 Million Americans have Epilepsy.

For More Information on Epilepsy and What you Can do to Help Go to These Links:

http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org 

and in North Carolina http://www.epilepsync.org


 



Our CPCU Branch in Charlotte was a collection point for the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

For More Information on Charlotte Rescue Mission go to http://charlotterescuemission.org/

Carolina Postal Credit Union was recognized in June for their dedication and support to the NALC & USPS Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive. CPCU received the NC Doral Maxwell Award for Community Service.

Toys For Tots
Charlotte, NC CPCU serves as a drop off for USPS employees (and anyone else) that would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy to a child in need.  We are proud to assist the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program.

Fee 4 Food
In December CPCU offers "Fee 4 Food" for our members.  By bringing a large item of Food* to any CPCU Branch location and we refunded one fee for our members!. We truly believe it is good to give to receive! All Food Items were donated to a local food bank for each branch.  

Operation CU Troop
For the past several years Carolina Postal Credit Union and other NC credit unions collected personal items that were needed & appreciated by our troops overseas. 

"A Rose of Thanks"
CPCU places these thank-you cards for the troops in our Lobbies during the Holiday Season for our members to sign.  For more information on A Rose of Thanks for the Troops please click here.


Register to Vote!

Carolina Postal Credit Union
hosted a National Voter Registration Day Event at their Charlotte, Greensboro & Winston-Salem Branches in 2013! 

  • WBAV/Power 98 on-site during lunchtime
  • Bouncy House & Balloons for the kids
  • North Carolina Consumer Council
  • Food & Fun Food Trucks "Turkey and..." and "Hot Dog Hut" here during lunch hours

If you are already registered to vote, ENCOURAGE your friends and family to register to vote by clicking HERE.

PERF - Postal Employees Relief Fund

PERF is solely for USPS employees who are victims of major natural disasters and fires.  PERF is directed and maintained by USPS affiliated unions and management groups.

To help raise funds, Carolina Postal Credit Union  conducts fund-raising drives for PERF periodically.  Paper PERF mailboxes are sold at each CPCU branch and 100% of the money donated is given to PERF.

For additional information and photos on these community events, check out our CPCU Blog.


Carolina Postal Credit Union received hundreds of donated items for our troops overseas during our annual Operation CU Troop drive.  Here are photos of our Operation CU Troop "journey" and the many volunteers that made it possible. 

Special Thanks to the JR ROTC Cadets of the Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte for organizing, sorting and packing over 1,000 gift bags for the soldiers in the field.  The individual gift bags are distributed through the Charlotte Airport USO offices over the Christmas & New Year's holidays.

       


CPCU Collected over $1,500 for PERF in 2011

Joy Watts, CEO of Carolina Postal Credit Union, presented a check for $1,762 to USPS District Manager Angela Curtis, who accepted with thanks on behalf of the many postal employees who turn to the Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF) in times of need.

CPCU sold paper mailboxes to members, allowing them to write their names or a message on the mailbox to be posted in the lobby of CPCU.  All money raised was donated to the Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF).


Donations collected at Carolina Postal CU Branch for Kelly Blanton

Kelly Blanton, a young teen from the Greater Hickory area, suffered a neck and spinal injury including
broken bones in her neck and damage to her spinal cord.

Kelly was hospitalized at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center then transferred to an Atlanta hospital that specializes in helpi
ng people with spinal cord injuries.  Transportation costs ran as high as $10,000.00.

Donations for Kelly were collected by Carolina Postal Credit Union


The Facebook Link for Kelly Blanton's recovery is here.

Charlotte Observer Article is here


Joy Watts, CEO of Carolina Postal Credit Union awarded prestigious "Credit Union MARK OF EXCELLENCE"

On June 13, 2011, Joy Watts was awarded the Mark of Excellence Award  at the 76th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Credit Union League in Pinehurst, NC. Watts received the award, one of the highest honors bestowed to credit union people in North Carolina, in a special awards ceremony Monday evening.

The Mark of Excellence Award was established to recognize credit union people with long and distinguished service.  Recipients o

f this award must be prior winners of the Ronald J. Hutchins "Credit Union Person of the Year" award which is given each year to a credit union professional to recognize their outstanding accomplishments, and promotion of the credit union ideal of people helping people.  Joy Watts received the Ronald J

Hutchins "Credit Union Person of the Year" award in 2010.  Winners of the Mark of Excellence Award must have 35 years of cumulative service and be selected by a two-thirds vote of their peers.


 

 

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