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Give Back

SPIRE Give Back

SPIRE strives to be net-givers by investing in the local communities we serve.  Our commitment is so strong, we consider giving back our Core Action.

Time

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Our staff is committed to volunteering in the communities SPIRE serves.
Giving of Time

Talent

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SPIRE supports organizations so their talents may improve our communities.

Treasure

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Several charitable organizations benefit from the donations of SPIRE members & staff.
Giving of Treasure

Give Back
With Every Purchase

SPIRE is proud to give back .25% of every purchase made with your SPIRE Visa® Credit card.  You can select which of SPIRE's partner organizations benefits from each of your purchases.

Donation Request

The SPIRE Give Back Team is accepting requests for donations for qualifying organizations.  Please allow at least two weeks for all requests.

Donation Request Form

Giving of Time

In 2018, 65% of SPIRE staff participated in community events volunteering over 3,000 hours in their communities.  These hours included supporting charitable organizations, places of worship, adopt-a-highway programs, neighborhood clean-up efforts, community sports organizations, providing financial literacy education, and representing their communities as official ambassadors.

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Lowertown Clean Up Crew

The Lowertown Clean Up Crew is made up of Lowertown business, resident, and other community member volunteers who strive to keep the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul a beautiful urban destination.  Crew volunteers meet monthly to pick up trash in Mears Park and around the Lowertown neighborhood. 
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Community Events

SPIRE ambassadors from all of our branches and offices participate each year in parades, fundraisers, and other events in the communities we serve.

Financial Education

SPIRE believes that it is our duty to provide financial education to both adults and youth.  We strive to empower people to become financially successful and thrive throughout life.

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SPIRE has been honored with both the 2018 Youth and Adult Desjardins Financial Education Awards by the Minnesota Credit Union Network recognizing leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy.
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SPIRE was also honored with the second place 2017 Adult Desjardins Financial Education Award.  Sponsored by Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement in the area of adult financial literacy on a national level.
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Giving of Treasure

SPIRE Give Back Team

Comprised of SPIRE employees, the SPIRE Give Back Team is charged with providing support to local communities on many levels.  We provide multiple ways throughout each year for SPIRE staff and members to give back to their communities.

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Give Back Shirt Fundraisers

One of the initiatives of the Give Back Team is raising funds to support charitable organizations.  One simple way is SPIRE staff is given the option of purchasing a special T-shirt with the benefit of wearing jeans during the workday. On behalf of our staff, the Give Back Team donates thousands of dollars each year for charitable organizations including over $6,000 to the American Cancer Society during our Pinktober campaign each October.  Other shirt fundraiser recipients have included Pain Free Patriots and Credit Unions for Kids.

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Candy Bars for Kids

SPIRE staff and members enjoy chocolate!  World’s Finest chocolate bars are available for $1.00 in each of our branch locations and administrative offices.  Proceeds of the candy sales benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. On average, SPIRE donates over $10,000 each year from Candy Bars for Kids sales.

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Toy Drive

Each year toy donations are accepted at SPIRE branch locations and administrative offices during the holiday season.  The toys are then  distributed locally by branch staff. SPIRE members and associates have donated thousands of unwrapped toys over the years for children and teens in need.

SPIRE Visa Give Back Program

SPIRE is proud to give back .25% of every purchase made with a SPIRE Visa Credit Card to one of our partner organizations.  Our members are able to select which of these organizations benefit from their purchases.

To select which organization benefits from your purchases, log into Internet Banking and click on the Give Back tab.

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Funds provide support to groups of people within the communities SPIRE serves to help improve lives.

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Funds support cancer research, emotional support and the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.

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Funds go to communities in central Minnesota to develop supportive, caring relationships to help people meet their basic needs, offering a safety-net of essential services.

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Donations fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed.

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Funds support Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare of Minnesota, a not-for-profit healthcare system specializing in treating children who have complex conditions, rare disorders and traumatic injuries.‚Äč

Habitat for Humanity
Donations assist people in our community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

 
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