Arizona Central Credit Union

Community Development

Central Cares

As a not-for-profit financial institution founded on the philosophy of "people helping people," Arizona Central Credit Union understands the important role we play in our communities. Arizona Central further supports this philosophy through "Central Cares," an employee-initiated program designed to get Arizona Central and its employees actively involved in the charitable organizations and events that benefit the communities where we do business.

The mission of the Central Cares Employee Volunteer Program is to encourage employees to support the communities in which we live and work by partnering with organizations that focus on the needs of children, education and families.

  • Tiger Mountain Foundation – All Arizona Central staff volunteered to beautify the community garden that provides produce to those in need.
  • Shape Up USA – Participated in the Fit-City Health Fair. This event had 7500 attendees.
  • American Cancer Society – Staff from our Tucson, Show Low and Flagstaff branches participated in Relay for Life.
  • Children's Miracle Network (CMN) – Through various activities in 2012, including our 1st Annual Golf Tournament, Arizona Central was able to raise $70,000 for CMN. Proceeds go to both the Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center.
  • Junior Achievement – Staff taught interactive financial education related courses to high school students on topics that cover banking, entrepreneurship and economics. Also volunteered to assist students interact in JA BizTown’s simulated town facility.
  • Toys for Tots – All branches participated in the annual Toys for Tots toy drive collecting toys for those in need. In addition, Arizona Central management volunteered to assist families in the Toys for Tots warehouse to select and gift wrap toys.
  • Native American Connections/HomeBase – Prepared and served dinner meals to at-risk homeless youth on a monthly basis.
  • St. Mary's Food Bank – Sorted and boxed food items for families in need at several events throughout the year.
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Provided monthly financial education training courses on budgeting and credit to IRC’s refugee clients.
  • Junior Achievement – Taught interactive financial education related courses to high school students on topics that cover banking, entrepreneurship and economics. Also volunteered to assist students interact in JA BizTown’s simulated town facility.
  • Native American Connections/HomeBase – Prepared and served dinner meals to at-risk homeless youth on a monthly basis.
  • UMOM, Northern AZ Food Bank, Community Food Bank, and St. Mary's – Sorted and organized donated food for the hungry and clothing items for the homeless within the Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff areas.
  • American Cancer Society – Helped raise $8,800 and represent the fight against cancer through the Relay For Life walks. Statewide participation in the following regions: Flagstaff, Glendale, Phoenix, Show Low and Tucson.
  • St. Mary's Food Bank – During the credit union's October In Service Day, all 160 employees joined together to sort 4,000 pounds of food for the less fortunate.
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Raised nearly $30,000 for CMN through various fundraising efforts. Volunteered at the hospital’s “One Darn Cool School” annual dance by assisting with various activity needs and interacting with the youth patients.
  • Dora Maxwell Award – Arizona Central was recognized by the Mountain West Credit Union Association for community service in action.
  • Rose Mofford Credit Union Volunteer Award – The Arizona Credit Union League recognized Board Treasurer Larry Pfeiffer for 25 years of volunteer service to the credit union industry.
  • Crisis Nursery – In January, Arizona Central donated a new basketball hoop to one of the foster homes.
  • Family Self Sufficiency – Credit union volunteers taught a financial literacy class on budgeting and provided materials to help families create a budget.
  • St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance – In February, Arizona Central employees and family members donated their time to help sort 6,016 lbs. of potatoes and 40,000 lbs. of canned foods. In March, employees helped bag 7,800 lbs. of carrots and glean 3,000 lbs. of grapefruit from neighborhood trees. Finally, in October, 166 Arizona Central employees gathered at the St. Mary's Food Bank to sort and pack 73,965 lbs. of food items as part of the credit union's In-Service Day.
  • Earth Day – Employees volunteered to clean up trash across Arizona with events scheduled in Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Flagstaff and Show Low.
  • HomeBase Youth Services – Employees prepared and served meals for at-risk youth staying at the HomeBase transitional living facility.
  • School Supplies Drive – Employees and members collected supplies for less fortunate students in the Washington School District in Phoenix.
  • Valley of Sun Bowling – Employees and family members hit the lanes to raise funds for Packages From Home, which sends care packages to soldiers serving abroad.
  • Flagstaff Climb to Conquer Cancer – In August, a team of employees and family members participated in this event to support the American Cancer Society.
  • St. Vincent de Paul – Employees served dinner to the families of the working poor.
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital & Tucson Medical Center Radiothons – Employees answered phones and accepted donation pledges for the Tucson Medical Center in support of the Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Susan G. Komen/Race for the Cure Walk and the American Cancer Society/Making Strides Walk – Employees walked in Tucson and Phoenix in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
  • Junior Achievement – Community Development partners with Junior Achievement to teach classes on financial education to youth for success in a global economy.
  • Credit Unions for Kids/Children's Miracle Network – Raised nearly $17,000 for CMN programs at the Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medial Center.
  • Fall Toy Drive – Collected 275 toys for the Sojourner Center.
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – A team of employees and family members participated in this annual event to support breast cancer research.
  • St. Mary's Food Bank – Packaged 12,000 lbs. of food for distribution to needy families.
  • Valley of Sun Bowling – Employees and family members hit the lanes to raise funds for Packages From Home, which sends care packages to soldiers serving abroad.
  • Made direct donations or provided support to Northland Pioneer College, International Rescue Committee, Angel Charities and the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club.
  • Credit Unions for Kids/Children's Miracle Network – Raised $30,000 for Children's Miracle Network programs at the Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center.
  • Fall Food Drive – Arizona Central collected a total of 1,863 pounds of food for needy families on behalf of the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and the Community Food Bank.
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – A team of Arizona Central employees and family members participated in the Race for the Cure in support of breast cancer research.
  • City of Show Low – Sponsored concert in the park and area food drive to help the hungry and less fortunate in the White Mountains.
  • Valley of the Sun Bowling Tournament – In August, employees and their family members participated in a bowling tournament to raise funds for Packages From Home.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation – Sponsored 8th annual golf tournament for Arizona chapter.
  • Made direct donations or provided support to Junior Achievement, World Foundation for Credit Unions, West Valley Pop Warner Football, Arizona Women's Foundation, and Scottsdale Police Officer's Association.
  • Credit Unions for Kids/Children's Miracle Network – Raised $50,000 for Children's Miracle Network programs at the Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center.
  • Together We Paint – Arizona Central joined with other credit unions in a statewide effort to paint and repair 36 homes of low-income seniors and disadvantaged homeowners in Flagstaff, Yuma, Prescott Valley, Tucson and Metro Phoenix.
  • Made direct donations or provided support to Junior Achievement, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Packages From Home, Scottsdale Police Officer's Association, Arizona Autism Support, Special Olympics, and Phoenix Fire Department Anti-Drowning Coalition.
  • Credit Unions for Kids/Children's Miracle Network – Raised nearly $28,000 for Children's Miracle Network programs at the Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center.
  • Valley of the Sun Bowling Tournament – In August, employees and their family members participated in a bowling tournament to raise funds for Packages From Home.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness – Supported breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
  • Made direct donations or provided support to Junior Achievement, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Flagstaff Festival of Science, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tucson Police Officer's Association and the Special Olympics.
  • Credit Unions for Kids/Children's Miracle Network – Raised more than $20,000 for Children's Miracle Network programs at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness – Supported breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Lee National Denim Day.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness – Participated in the Employers Against Domestic Violence Walkathon.
  • Valley of the Sun Bowling Tournament – In August, employees and their family members participated in a bowling tournament to raise funds for Packages From Home
  • Community Food Drive – During July, members and employees donated more than 800 lbs. of food to benefit local food banks in Metro Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Show Low.
  • Homeward Bound – In April, the credit union collected money and cleaning supplies to assist families with children that have been impacted by domestic violence.
  • Disaster Relief – Supported tsunami and hurricane relief efforts through partnerships with the World Council of Credit Unions and the Red Cross.
Since 1939 we've been providing Arizona families with friendly, hometown service and convenient, affordable financial solutions. As a member-owned credit union we provide personalized checking, savings, mortgages, and business and personal loans to communities across Arizona, including Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Show Low, and Flagstaff. Arizona Central Credit Union is here to help you achieve financial success for every stage of life.
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