People helping people
At Directions Credit Union, we are not only dedicated to improving the lives of our members, but of all those that live in our communities. Credit Unions were founded on the basic principle of “people helping people,” and each day we strive to continue that mission.
Directions gives back to the community through financial literacy education, in kind donations, scholarship support and more.
Directions annually awards $1,000 scholarships to students with a passion for helping others.
Directions Credit Union High School Scholarship
Directions Credit Union Post Secondary Scholarship
Ohio Credit Union Foundation Scholarship
In keeping with the spirit of the credit union philosophy of People Helping People, the Ohio Credit Union Foundation is offering three scholarships toward college tuition. The first-place winner will receive $5,000, second place $2,500, and third place a $1,000 scholarship. Students are encouraged to submit video applications now through April 26, 2024.
The three scholarships are available to student applicants who are:
- At least a high school senior;
- A member of an Ohio-based credit union; and
- Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2024-2025 school year.
Visit www.ohiocreditunionfoundation.org for details and eligibility.
Directions Cares for Classrooms Grant
In-kind donation requests
Children’s Miracle Network
Directions Credit Union unites with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals create miracles by funding specialized medical care, research, and education that save and improve the lives of children. The annual Ohio Credit Unions: Marching Miles for Miracle Kids campaign raises money for the nine children’s hospitals that serve Ohioans, through events at credit unions and throughout communities around the state.
Directions Credit Union supports the United Way through generous giving annually. The United Way perfectly aligns with our mission of people helping people. They accomplish this by being a hub in our communities for those in need with their 211 services as well as supporting other nonprofits that give back to the community.
School Supply Drive
We annually collect supplies and cash donations for area schools. These donations are a huge help to our local schools and many families who struggle to provide supplies for their children each year.
Summer Reading Programs
Directions is proud to be a main sponsor of our local library's Summer Reading Programs. These programs are crucial for a child's learning process. Summer Reading helps to neutralize summer reading loss as well as foster an enthusiasm for reading! Other benefits include improved reading skills, self-esteem, comprehension, and memory skills.
Report Card Rewards
Directions Credit Union supports the Finance 101 program, an educational game that teaches high school students the basics of money management. Students learn about paying bills and taxes, what it costs to run a household, how earning can impact buying decisions, and more.
"I love that credit unions started to strengthen the communities they are within. Feels like a "team" effort!"
- Jennifer Ashland, Ohio