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At Mission Fed, our mission includes giving back to the San Diego community. We do this through strategic partnerships with local educational and other nonprofits, financial education for all ages and community events.
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Mission Fed’s support of education and causes in the San Diego community
At Mission Fed, our mission includes giving back to our local community. We do this through strategic partnerships with local educational and other nonprofits, financial education for all ages and community events.
This high-tech facility for high school students takes “reality-based” learning to a new level by placing students in authentic, real-world scenarios, where they take control of their financial decisions. At Mission Fed JA Finance Park, students have an opportunity to discover a place where they can imagine who they want to be, receive hands-on tools and skills to plan for a financially secure future, and explore effective life choices. In addition, Mission Fed is one of the businesses at McGrath Family JA BizTown for elementary school students, where each student (or, citizen of the town) has a job for the day, participates in business and town meetings, gets paid, manages a checking account and more.
Mission Fed partnered with the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park for Kids Free in October. Children ages 11 and younger receive FREE admission to both the Zoo and Safari Park all month long. Our sponsorship allows all children and San Diego schools to enjoy educational field trips to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park without having to spend valuable funds from their budget.
Mission Fed partners with Girl Scouts San Diego and their mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Our partnership promotes financial education through programs such as Mission 2 $AVE and the cookie sales program, where Girl Scouts in grades K-12 learn financial literacy and earn their “Money Madness” Financial Literacy patch. Visit any of our 32 branches for more information.
School Staff Appreciation Days at the San Diego County Fair
Mission Fed has partnered with the San Diego County Fair in appreciation of public and private school employees from K-12 and colleges and universities in San Diego County. To thank these employees for the wonderful work they do in the community, Mission Fed supported School Staff Appreciation Days at the San Diego County Fair, offering employees discounted tickets on education focused fair days.
Southern California’s largest fine arts festival and cultural event in Little Italy offers a weekend filled with art, music and food, as well as interactive activities for families at KidsWalk. The open air “gallery” showcases the work of over 350 visual and performing artists from the US, Mexico. ArtWalk activities help to support the mission of ArtReach San Diego, the not for profit organization that takes high quality visual art workshops into San Diego County K-6 schools, offering free programming to schools with no resources for art education.
Throughout the month of September, Mission Fed is proud to support the fight against childhood hunger by partnering with FOX 5 and The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank on their Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. This program provides weekend backpacks of food to over 1,700 elementary school students living in poverty who receive free meals at school, but face hunger at home over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable. Last year, the fundraising efforts on behalf of our members, staff and online donations led to 5,200 additional backpacks full of food to feed a child all weekend long and help break the cycle of poverty.
Mission Fed is proud to support the fight against the number one health threat to women: heart disease. As part of our partnership with CBS Channel 8/The CW on their 8’s Go Red for Women campaign, we raised over $30,000 through donations from our community members and staff, funds that benefit the lifesaving work of the San Diego American Heart Association. Go Red’s message is clear: when we all join together, we can touch hearts, save lives and make a real difference in the battle against heart disease and stroke.
Mission Fed is proud to support Rady Children’s Hospital, helping raise funds and awareness trough Credit Union for Kids, a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year, Mission Fed helped raise over $17,000 for the Credit Union for Kids campaign to support Rady Children’s Hospital. With over 250,000 employees and 100 million members, the credit union community can make a HUGE difference in the lives of sick children…one dollar at a time.
Mission Fed Credit Union also partners with NBC San Diego, Telemundo and the San Diego Humane Society for a feel-good event: Clear the Shelters. The community-driven pet adoption drive has helped find loving homes for over 256,000 pets since its beginning in 2015. Mission Fed appreciates efforts that raise awareness about pet overpopulation, shelter overcrowding and the importance of spaying and neutering animals.
San Diego is known for its pristine coastline and miles of beautiful beaches. In hopes of preserving both our beaches and marine wildlife, Mission Fed staff and community volunteers participate in cleanups led by the Living Coast Discovery Center. In addition to educating guests on the importance of reducing waste and recycling, the Living Coast’s Team Up to Clean Up events serve to protect and restore marine environments and coastal parks for not only their natural inhabitants but for all to enjoy.
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Mission for Our Schools Donation Program
When you open a Mission Fed account through Mission for Our Schools, not only will you receive $25 into that new account, Mission Fed will also make a matching donation directly to the school of your choice.
See the stories of award recipients, photos from check presentations, and find out about recognition for Mission Fed for our efforts to improve San Diegan’s lives.
Mission 2 $AVE
We’ve partnered with a group of local schools to create a convenient and consistent way for students to learn how to save, as well as to understand the value of money.
Mission Fed has a long history supporting the educational community in San Diego, going back to our start as Public Schools Federal Credit Union in 1961.
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