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Community Engagement and Outreach

At the NIH Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU), community engagement is an important foundation of our business. Whether it be through employee volunteerism, donations/sponsorships, advocacy or other community activities, our RISE Community Outreach Program, is our way of giving back to the healthcare industry we have been privileged to serve since 1940.

The NIHFCU has proudly worked with many outstanding organizations in our local community.

To see how our RISE program is helping the communities we serve be the best they can be, scroll below and also Like us on Facebook.

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Rainbow Community Development Center – Rainbow Community Development Center – September, 2020

The NIHFCU recently donated a new refrigerator to the Rainbow Community Development Center (RCDC) in Silver Spring, MD to support their Community Food Distribution program. The program includes a food pantry and nutritional education programs geared toward serving roughly 10,000 low-income individuals and families in need. Keep up the great work RCDC! The NIHFCU is proud to contribute to your important work in our community

NIHFCU Executives cooking for the residents at The Children’s Inn at NIH
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The Children’s Inn at the NIH – The Children’s Inn at the NIH – June 2019

NIHFCU’s Executive team put their cooking skills to good use recently to serve a hot breakfast to the residents at The Children’s Inn at NIH. Our intrepid team of volunteers whipped up a delicious breakfast including bacon, sausage, eggs, waffles, hash browns, toast, fruit, and juice. The NIHFCU is proud to be one of the Inn’s gold sponsors and always loves being on hand to support the great work The Children’s Inn at NIH does!

NIHFCU Employees participating in NIHFCU's 2nd Annual Shred Day
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NIH Shred Day – June 2019

The NIHFCU sponsored our 2nd “NIH Shred Day” on NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD. Over 100 NIH Employees and Contractors stopped by to securely shred 3,480 lbs/1.74 tons of paper. Participants were also able to grab a mini shredder for home use.

NIHFCU was honored with the NIH Green Champion award for our 2019 Shred Events read more

NIHFCU employees volunteering at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run-Walk.
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Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run – April 2019

On a beautiful spring day with cherry blossoms in peak bloom, NIHFCU employees and family members volunteered at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 mile run and 5K Run-Walk. Our RISE team handed out water and cheered on thousands of thankful race finishers. The event raised $400,000 for the Children’s Network Hospitals which includes Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

NIHFCU employees at Lourie Center Little Heroes event
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The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness – A member of Adventist Healthcare – October 2018

NIHFCU’s RISE volunteers were on-hand to sponsor and participate in The Lourie Center’s 2018 Little Heroes Parade & Fair. The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research, and training. A fun time was had by the children, parents, visitors and volunteers.

NIHFCU sponsoring Friends of Patients at the NIH’s annual gala
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The Friends of Patients at the NIH – September 2018

NIHFCU was a proud sponsor of the Friends of Patients at the NIH’s annual gala. Themed as a “Rocking Good Time,” the event celebrated another year of Friends’ financial support of patients and their families who are at the NIH for groundbreaking studies. RISE volunteers checked guests into the event so they could eat, mingle with their peers and patients, and dance to music performed by the NIH’s own Affordable Rock’n’ Roll Act Band – a group comprised of NIH directors and scientist led by NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins.

NIHFCU participating in “Educational Baby Showers” classes at Mary's Center
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Mary's Center – September 2018

Mary’s Center provides healthcare and wellness services in the DC Metro area to individuals whose needs often go unmet by the public and private systems. The NIHFCU was proud to participate in the center’s “Educational Baby Showers” classes, which help prepare expectant parents and their families for the arrival of their newborn. RISE volunteers created very special “baby packs” filled with many baby essentials that were raffled off during the session.

1Please note: As a not-for-profit institution, we are unable to approve all requests, and thus we will give the highest priority to organizations that directly serve the healthcare/biomedical industries in our local geographic area. The NIHFCU will not consider requests from the following entities: individuals, political, religious, labor or fraternal organizations causes, lobbying, etc.

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You all are fantastic!

Thank you for your friendship and support! Great day raising much needed funds for Friends of Patients at the NIH!

Heidi Williams, CEO

Friends of Patients at the NIH