In the Community

Below are some examples that would fall within the scope of Foundation activities:
  • Hanscom collaborates every year with the Hanscom AFB thrift shop to help members, volunteers and staff get books in the hands of children who can benefit most. In 2012, 42 participating credit unions collected and donated 14,485 books, which the Massachusetts Coalition for Homeless Families delivered to shelters, hospitals and other non-profits all over the state. Hanscom FCU led the way collecting 3,735 books as the top participating credit union.
  • Support the many programs and services for children and families provided through Children's Hospital Boston, including support of patient care programs, professional and community education, advocacy for the health and safety of children, and pediatric research.
  • Preparing meals on a periodic basis for guests at Fisher House Boston on the campus of the West Roxbury VA Medical Center. Fisher House is a nonprofit program that provides free lodging to families caring for veterans treated at VA facilities around the country.
  • Work with New England Center for Homeless Veterans to support their work with veterans dealing with challenges such as addiction, trauma, mental illness and unemployment.
  • Commemorate Veterans Day by collecting and donating personal care, entertainment and clothing items to the VA Boston Healthcare System. This provides much-needed items to those receiving care at the West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Brockton facilities.
  • Each year, the credit union awards up to five $1,500 scholarships to members who are graduating high school seniors in recognition of scholastic achievement and the pursuit of higher education. Additional $1,500 scholarships are awarded to a Lowell High School JROTC graduating senior and a Bedford/Billerica High School JROTC graduating senior.
  • The credit union provides staff to administer this annual program to collect and distribute holiday gifts and clothing for needy military families, working with Hanscom AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center. 
  • Members and employees alike support the MCH through various fundraising efforts. Our $10,000 Prepaid Check Card raffle raised $13,750 in 2012. Employees frequently support the MCH by participating in raffles and, on occasion, making donations in exchange for a casual-dress day at work.
  • Each year Hanscom FCU donates blankets to the Massachusetts Coalition for Homeless Families sponsored by the Massachusetts Credit Union League.
  • Homes for our Troops Hanscom provided support for this organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured men and women serving in the armed forces.
  • We partner with Children’s Hospital Boston by holding a variety of fundraising events that provide ongoing financial support. A volunteer who serves on our Board of Directors has completed the Boston Marathon each year for the past thirteen years as a member of the Children’s Hospital Marathon Team. The Kids at Heart fundraisers have raised more than $3.5 million in twelve years for Children’s Hospital Boston.
  • In a unique public private partnership, the credit union provides annual financial support to the Lowell High School JROTC and Billerica High School JROTC programs by sponsoring classrooms.
  • Hanscom supports the American Cancer Society by annually sponsoring a team to walk in a local community’s Relay for Life event.
  • Around the holidays, Toys for Tots collection boxes are placed in branch offices for members and staff to support this cause.
  • We are the New England sponsor of Operation Best Wishes that allows families and friends to record free holiday video greeting cards for deployed military service members.
  • We sponsored the Hero Among Us program that honors active duty and retired military service members with a day at a Lowell Spinners baseball game including taking batting practice, throwing out the first pitch and enjoying a barbecue and luxury seating for the honorees and their guests.
  • Airman Leadership School Graduation Ceremonies
  • Hanscom Spouses Club Scholarship Program
  • Veteran Wish List
  • NAFCU/PAC
  • Administrative Fund Drive
  • Hanscom Chief’s Group Recognition Ceremony
  • Member’s Insurance Golf Sponsor-a-Hole
  • Patriot Honor Guard
  • American Cancer Society
  • 66th ABG Quarterly and Annual Awards
  • Hanscom Heroes’ Homecoming
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • America’s Credit Union Museum
  • Laptops for Lowell High School Students Lottery
  • Patriot Top Three Induction Ceremony Shiely, Wright, O’Neill Awards Banquet
  • Community College of the Air Force Graduation
  • Massachusetts Credit Union League Charity Golf Tournament