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.

Two Ways for Kids to Earn this Summer!

Rewards for Reading

Youth members can earn a free $5.00 deposit into their youth savings account for completing their local library’s summer reading program! All they need to do is bring in their completed summer reading chart or book tracker from their local library to any Directions location. Limit one $5.00 deposit per member. Ends August 3rd, 2024.

Report Card Rewards

Get paid for good grades! To participate in Report Card Rewards, younger members need to bring in their report cards to any Directions location during the month of June. For every “A” or A equivalent received, Directions will make a $1.00 deposit into their youth savings account – up to a $5.00 deposit! Ends June 30th, 2024.

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2024 Shred Events

Directions Credit Union is proud to offer community Shred Events throughout our field of membership again in 2024. Receive FREE on-site destruction of your personal documents in exchange for donating needed supplies to help our partner organizations.

Check back throughout the year as we add flyers for each branch for more details. 

*All Shred Events are held 9AM - 12PM

Toledo/Southern MI

June 1st - Monroe Branch | 15470 S. Telegraph Rd. Monroe, MI

June 8th - Oregon Branch | 3312 Dustin Rd. Oregon, OH

September 14th - Lambertville Branch | 3558 W. Sterns Rd. Lambertville, MI

October 5th - Sylvania Branch | 5121 Whiteford Rd. Sylvania, OH

October 19th - Perrysburg Branch | 4150 Brockway Dr. Perrysburg, OH

Central Ohio

June 8th - Lexington Branch | 340 W. Main St. Lexington, OH

June 22nd - Ashland Branch | 1306 Cleveland Ave. Ashland, OH

August 24th - Madison Branch | 1434 Ashland Rd. Mansfield, OH

September 14th - Ontario Branch | 1690 W. 4th St. Mansfield, OH

October 12th - Shelby Branch | 29 Mansfield Ave. Shelby, OH

Financial literacy

Directions delivers approximately 365 hours of financial educational events annually to more than 8,500 participants at libraries, schools, churches, senior centers, and correctional institutions in our communities. We provide a full array of financial topics from budgeting, identity theft, understanding credit and much more. If you are interested in more information about scheduling a financial literacy workshop please contact:

Central Ohio

Jenni Paramore - [email protected]

Tina Wilson - [email protected]

Meranda Gregory  - [email protected]

Toledo Area

Melisa Dubendorfer - [email protected]

Luke Grable - [email protected]

2024 Directions Scholarship Winners 

Post-Secondary Winners
Toldeo:
Olivia Erwin
Olivia Erwin
Taylor Fendley
Taylor Fendley
Anna Harms
Anna Harms
Grant Przybylski
Grant Przybylski
Central Ohio:
Morgan Bush
Morgan Bush
Evelyn Day
Evelyn Day
Tait Dusseau
Tait Dusseau
Makena Northcutt
Makena Northcutt
Michigan:
Rigdon Freker
Rigdon Freker
Logan Williams
Logan Williams
Ryin Ruddy
Ryin Ruddy
Anastasia Zientek
Anastasia Zientek
High School Winners
Dylan Hall
Dylan Hall
Andrew Martinez
Andrew Martinez
Elizabeth Gomez
Elizabeth Gomez

Directions Cares for Classrooms Grant

Directions Credit Union believes in strengthening our communities through education. We want to help our community's educators, that's why we are proud to present the Directions Cares for Classrooms Grant. To learn more or to apply, click below.
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In-kind donation requests

Directions provides over $50,000 in annual monetary and in kind donations to numerous organizations within our communities. If your nonprofit organization would like to request a sponsorship or other support, please complete the Sponsorship/Contribution Request Form below and send to Jenni Paramore - [email protected].
Download the Sponsorship/Contribution Request Form

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.

United Way

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

For every “A” or A equivalent received, we’ll deposit $1.00 to all members under the age of 18! (Up to a $5.00 deposit) To cash in, all youth members need to do is bring their report card to any Directions location during the month of June.
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Finances 101

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.

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Team effort!

"I love that credit unions started to strengthen the communities they are within. Feels like a "team" effort!"

- Jennifer Ashland, Ohio