Patterson Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that they have received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for their work with Project CARE.
Patterson Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that they have received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for their work with Project CARE. Project CARE is the Arkadelphia Public School District feeding program that provides food to children in need.
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to a credit union for its social responsibility projects within the community. This award is sponsored by the Cornerstone Credit Union League, which serves Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Dora Maxwell was an early credit union pioneer, and was one of the original signers of CUNA’s constitution at Estes Park in Colorado. She worked as an organizer for the movement’s trade association and held numerous volunteer positions at the local and national level. In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, she developed volunteer clubs and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.
In October of 2016, Patterson began working with school counselors to plan and host food drives throughout the county. To date, Patterson has helped collect over 29,800 individual items for these children. Patterson is thankful for their business partners: Alumacraft, Clark County offices, City of Arkadelphia offices, Danfoss, and Hitco as well as the community members that joined in to help this cause. “I’m so thankful that the community has gotten behind our efforts to support Project CARE,” said Shawn Cowart, CEO of Patterson Federal Credit Union. “We are hopeful that we can continue to build this program to help with hunger issues at all school districts in our field of membership.”
Patterson Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors and staff are honored to be a part of Project CARE and to receive such a prestigious award in the credit union industry. This award symbolizes their motto of ‘people helping people’, and Patterson is proud to be recognized for the work they’ve done thus far in our community.