On National Giving Hearts Day SEFCU Shares the Love

To celebrate National Giving Hearts Day on February 11, we shared the love virtually with an exclusive Giving for Good vote!

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Participants of SEFCU’s Giving for Good program were sent a special email to help distribute $20,000 by voting for non-profit organizations. With three organizations on the ballot for each region, the non-profit with the most votes received $2,500, the second highest earned $1,500, and the third received $1,000.
Fifty random members utilizing our Video Teller Machines (VTMs) were surprised with the opportunity to select an organization to receive a bonus $100, resulting in another $5,000 in donations! That’s $25,000 to better the lives of our neighbors! 




Total Donations:


Southern Tier Veterans Support Group (STVSG) - Provides a network of resources for local veterans, service members, and their families. $2,800
CHOW® (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse - Through its network of nearly 100 partner agencies, CHOW distributes more than 175,000 pounds of food each month and two million pounds of food each year. $2,100
YWCA Binghamton - The YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. YWCA Binghamton provides emergency shelter for vulnerable women and children and is a code blue emergency shelter center. $1,200


Buffalo City Mission - Provides emergency shelter and meals to thousands of homeless men, women, and children while also offering comprehensive recovery programs to help the homeless rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives. $3,100
Response to Love Center - The Response to Love Center improves lives across our community by addressing basic human needs and providing a pathway to self-sufficiency. This organization serves on average more than 12,000 meals a year. The food pantry has helped more than 28,000 individuals in at least 11,400 households by providing food, personal care items, and school supplies to more than 500 community members on an average annual basis. $1,500
Western New York Heroes - Dedicated to making a difference for Western New York veterans and troops by providing immediate financial assistance to those in need. $1,200

Capital Region:

Joseph's House & Shelter - Offers emergency shelter or support services to an average of 1,700 men, women, and children yearly. Central to Joseph’s House mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness. $3,000
Albany Housing Coalition Veterans Housing Program and Services program - The Albany Housing Coalition Veterans Housing and Services program provides housing, case management, and access to employment for homeless veterans $2,800
Shelters of Saratoga - Shelters of Saratoga’s mission is to provide individuals with safe shelter, supportive services, and sustainable strategies to end homelessness in the Greater Saratoga region. $1,300


Samaritan Center - The Samaritan Center is committed to serving the hungry and those in need to promote their welfare, dignity, and self-sufficiency. Since 1981 Samaritan Center has worked to fight hunger in the greater Syracuse community by providing nutritious hot meals to anyone in need seven days a week – no questions asked.  $2,800
ClearPath for Veterans - ClearPath for Veterans serves as a hub of information, programs, and resources assisting all veterans and their families. ClearPath’s focus is on restoring, reconnecting, and integrating. $1,900
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County Men’s Shelter - The Men’s Shelter hosts 100 men struggling with homelessness every night. They offer support for families and individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless in the city of Syracuse. The agency works with a range of community supporters and other organizations to help people find stable housing. $1,300
Learn more about Giving for Good!