The NC Credit Union League honored Winston-Salem FCU (WSFCU) for its community involvement efforts. WSFCU placed second in the statewide Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award category. The credit union received the award June 10 at a recognition banquet at the 78th Annual Meeting of the NC Credit Union League.
The annual Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award recognizes and promotes credit unions’ social responsibility efforts within the communities they serve. WSFCU won second place in the $50 - $100 million asset category for its “Peace Toys for War Toys” exchange program in 2012. The program, which a credit union member created in 1992 in the wake of his brother’s violent death, allows children to exchange war toys for free peace toys.
The program has gained national prominence as a way to send a positive message to children, build trust with law enforcement officials, and create safer communities. This event was one of many community-focused projects the credit union engaged in during the year.