TCAFCU in the Community

Financial Reality Fair @ Owen J Roberts High School
(April 25, 2018)


On April 25, 2018, we partnered with Diamond Credit Union, Citadel and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association to present our very first Financial Reality Fair at Owen J Roberts High School.  Over 400 eleventh grade students participated in this “hands on” budgeting experience.   Thank you to all of our volunteers and to Wrigley’s Business Products & Services for donating T-shirts and helping at the fair.

 



Tri County Area FCU Co-Hosts the 4th Annual Financial Reality Fair @ Pottstown High School
(April 11, 2018)
Tri County Area Federal Credit Union joined Diamond Credit Union, Citadel & the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association to present the 4th Annual Financial Reality Fair at Pottstown High School on April 11, 2018. Approximately 150 students attended this “hands on” budgeting experience to gain practical knowledge about personal financial management in a one-day “real world” environment. The Financial Reality Fair is designed to teach students the value of using money responsibly. Wrigley’s Business Products & Services donated T-shirts for the students and sent a representative from their team to help out at the fair.

 

 



Spring-Ford High School Students Experience Their First Financial Reality Fair!
(March 20, 2018)

On Tuesday, March 20th, Tri County Area Federal Credit Union, Diamond Credit Union, Citadel and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation brought a Financial Reality Fair to Spring-Ford High School!   This was the first Financial Reality Fair at the High School.   The fair provided over 375 11th grade students with experiential learning and a hands-on budgeting experience to gain practical knowledge about personal financial management in a one-day, “real world” environment.

 


Shark Tank Event at Pottsgrove High School (February 27, 2018)

Shark Tank Event at Pottsgrove High School
We were proud to be a part of this year’ Shark Tank event hosted by Pottsgrove High School on February 27th. At this event, students were invited to present a business plan to the Sharks. TCAFCU President/CEO, Andrew Pistoria was one of the sharks! $1000 was awarded to the winning students for their start up business. The event was made possible through the support of TCAFCU, Market Sports Group, and Mishock Physical Therapy.

 

 

 


“Financuary”at Pottsgrove High School (February 20 & 21, 2018)

"Financuary"at Pottsgrove High School

 

February was Financuary at Pottgrove High School. TCAFCU was on site to educate students about personal finance. Topics covered included Identity Theft, Budgeting, Credit & Loans, Credit Scores and more! We were able to reach about 240 10th Grade students!

 

 

 


Budgeting Workshop with Upper Perk Y Achievers (February 20, 2018)

Budgeting Workshop with Upper Perk Y Achievers

 

Upper Perk Y Achievers were engaged in playing the Bean Game with staff from TCAFCU. We utilized this interactive game to help teach the students about personal finance and budgeting.

 

 


TCAFCU Hosts A Blood Drive (January 26, 2018)

Your blood. Their hope. Miller-Keystone Blood Center

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Premature babies, weighing less than four pounds and cancer patients use the most blood donated in the U.S. The Miller-Keystone Blood Center serves 21 local community hospitals that need our help. Thank you to everyone who donated blood at our Blood Drive on January 26, 2018. They were able to collect 12 units of blood from 12 registered donors. Many Thanks!

 

 

 


Financial Lessons for the Pottstown Y Achievers (December 27, 2017)

On December 27th, we had the opportunity to spend the evening with an amazing group of Pottstown Y Achievers, discussing the importance of budgeting.


TCAFCU Supports The Salvation Army (December 2017)

TCAFCU employees graciously donated clothing and toys to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program so that several children in our community can experience the joy of Christmas morning!


TCAFCU Donates Poinsettia Plants to Meals on Wheels Recipients (December 2017)

TCAFCU Donates Poinsettia Plants to Meals on Wheels Recipients

 

TCAFCU spreads holiday cheer by donating and delivering poinsettia plants to Meals on Wheels recipients.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Santa Visits TCAFCU (December 2017)

Santa & Mrs. Claus visited TCAFCU on December 9th. Several children came to see Santa and share their wish list with him. Each child received a gift from Santa while everyone enjoyed some cookies. Parents had the opportunity to take photos of their children with Santa at no cost.


Financial Lessons at Pottstown High School (December 2017)

Financial Lessons at Pottstown High School

TCAFCU staff members where invited into the classrooms at Pottstown High School on December 1st & 4th to share their knowledge regarding Credit vs.debit cards, Credit, Credit Scores, Loans, Financial security, and Banks Vs Credit unions. They were able to reach almost 200 students in 7 different classes.

 

 

 

 

 


2nd Annual Financial Reality Fair was held at Pottsgrove High School (November 2017)

2nd Annual Financial Reality Fair was held at Pottsgrove High School

 

The 2nd Annual Financial Reality Fair at Pottsgrove High School took place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Students participated in this hands-on budgeting experience to gain practical knowledge about personal financial management in a one-day, “real world” environment. The Fair was coordinated by teams from Tri County Area FCU, Diamond Credit Union and Citadel and made possible with guidance and materials from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation. Volunteers included employees from all three credit unions, Market Street Sports Group, and Wrigley’s Office Supply, as well as, Pottsgove High School Teacher, Alex Kriebel and three DECA students.

All volunteers and students received a T-shirt, donated by Wrigley’s Office Supply!

 

 

 

 


TCAFCU Donates $5000 to CUAid (October 2017)
Tri County Area FCU pledged to make a $50 donation to CUAid for every loan closed in October, up to $5000! We are pleased to announce that we have made a $5000 to CUAid! Thank you for helping us put the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People” into action! YOU helped us Make A Difference! For more information about CUAid or to make your own donation, visit www.cuaid.coop


TCAFCU Voted #1 Credit Union – 10 years in a row! (August 2017)

TCAFCU was named the #1 Credit Union in the Tri County Area! On August 31st, our credit union was announced as the recipient of the Readers Choice Award for the 10th consecutive year! The award was presented by the Pottstown Mercury. Thank you to all of our loyal members!


TCAFCU Awards $1500 Annual Student Scholarship (July 2017)

Congratulations to Allison Foltz, winner of our Annual $1500 Student Scholarship! Allison is from Gilbertsville and attends Elizabethtown College.


TCAFCU Sponsors 3rd Annual Math Olympiad for Pottstown Elementary Schools (May 2017)

TCAFCU Sponsors 3rd Annual Math Olympiad for Pottstown Elementary Schools

 

Elementary students from across the Pottstown School District competed in the 3rd Annual Math Olympiad. We proudly sponsored this event by providing t-shirts, snacks & drinks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tri County Area FCU Co-Hosts the 3rd Annual Financial Reality Fair @ Pottstown High School (April 2017)

Tri County Area FCU Co-Hosts the 3rd Annual Financial Reality Fair @ Pottstown High SchoolTri County Area Federal Credit Union joined Diamond Credit Union & the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association to present the 3rd Annual Financial Reality Fair at Pottstown High School on April 5, 2017. Approximately 150 students attended this “hands on” budgeting experience to gain practical knowledge about personal financial management in a one-day “real world” environment. The Financial Reality Fair is designed to teach students the value of using money responsibly. Wrigley’s Business Products & Services donated T-shirts for the students, and sent a representative from their team to help out at the fair.