Every year the credit union donates thousands of dollars to local schools to not only help our educator-members better teach their students, but to also improve the learning and overall educational experience for the future of our community. We believe that education is the smartest investment one can choose to make. We are proud of the members we serve, and we know that you make a difference in the classroom.

Many of Gulf Coast Educators FCU’s employees participate in our Employee Giving Program. The employees elect to donate a few dollars of their paycheck every month to go towards charities in need, and in return get to wear jeans on select days.

2018 Gulf Coast Educators FCU Donations

Donations to Education Foundations: $144,257.17
Donations to Schools & Education: $45,965.80
Classroom Grants & Teacher Awards: $5,900.00
Scholarships: $15,500.00
Total: $211,622.97

2018 Gulf Coast Educators FCU Employee Donations

$1,000 to UHCL’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities
$750 to the Childrens’ Hospital Network
$1,000 to Pasadena ISD’s Komen Team
$1,500 to Pasadena Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to League City Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to Pearland Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to Goose Creek CISD Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to Humble ISD Police Toy Drive
$750 to the Galveston County Food Bank
$750 to the Pasadena Food Bank
$750 to the Pearland Neighborhood Center
Total: $12,500.00
 

GRAND TOTAL DONATED: $244,122.97

 
 

$1,000 to UHCL’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

 

$750 to the Childrens’ Hospital Network

 

$1,000 to Pasadena ISD’s Komen Team

 

$1,500 to Pasadena Police Toy Drive

 

$1,500 to Pearland Police Toy Drive

 

$1,500 to Goose Creek CISD Police Toy Drive

 

$1,500 to Humble ISD Police Toy Drive

 

$750 to the Galveston County Food Bank

 

$750 to the Pasadena Food Bank

 

$750 to the Pearland Neighborhood Center

 

 


 

In 2017, our employee denim day donations meant:

$1,749 to the Houston Food Bank
$1,000 to the Galveston County Food Bank
$1,000 to UHCL’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities
$1,000 to Pasadena ISD’s Komen Team
$1,000 to Communities in Schools – Bay Area
$1,500 to the League City Police Toy Drive (Blue Santa)
$1,500 to the Pasadena Police Toy Drive (Officer Santa)
$1,500 to the Pearland Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to the Humble Police Toy Drive

Grand total of $11,479 donated by the credit union’s employees.

 

 

In February, we visited the Houston Food Bank for one of our staff training days. Half the day was spent training, and the other half was spent volunteering at the food bank. Our employees were able to donate $1,749.

 

 

Galveston County Food Bank

 

 

In April, our employees wore denim to donate money to the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Delays, in support of Autism Awareness Month.

 

 

Every October our employees team up with Pasadena ISD in Komen’s Race for a Cure for breast cancer awareness.

 

 

Communities in Schools – Bay Area

 

 

League City Police Department – Blue Santa “Shop with a Cop”

 

 

Pasadena Police Department – Officer Santa toy drive

 

 

Pearland Police Department – Toys for Tots

 

Humble ISD Police Department – Toy Drive

 

 


 

In 2016, our employee denim day donations meant:

$750 to the American Heart Association
$150 to the Texas Credit Union Foundation
$1,000 to the UHCL CADD for Autism Awareness
$1,000 to the Houston Food Bank
$500 to the Galveston County Food Bank
$1,500 to the Pasadena ISD Komen Team
$2,700 to the Pasadena Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to the Pearland Police Toy Drive
$1,500 to the League City Police Toy Drive

Grand total of $10,600 donated by the credit union’s employees.

 

In April, the denim day funds were earmarked for autism awareness and a donation was made locally to the University of Houston Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Summer represents a difficult time for food banks so our denim day funds go to the food banks. They can use the funds to buy in bulk and create an amazing number of meals. For example, we presented $500 to the Galveston County Food Bank which will supplement up to 2,000 meals.

In October of each year, the denim day funds go to support the Pasadena ISD Komen team.

Each year we participate in the Pasadena Police Department toy drive by purchasing new toys. We also donate money to toy drives in League City and Pearland.