#FreedomToHelpChallenge 2019

#FreedomToHelpChallenge

Win $1,000 for your favorite local charity!

Freedom Federal Credit Union believes in people helping people and we are challenging Harford County volunteers, companies, and non-profits to participate in the award-winning 2nd annual #FreedomToHelpChallenge photo contest this holiday season. Showcase volunteerism in Harford County for the chance to win a $1,000 charitable donation for your local non-profit of choice and other weekly prizes.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Like or Follow Freedom Federal Credit Union on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

2. Post public photos showcasing volunteerism in Harford County from November 1st through December 12th, 2019

3. Include a description of the volunteer effort along with the searchable hashtag, #FreedomToHelpChallenge on every post

4. Visit us on Facebook every Friday to participate in public voting to increase your chances to win! (Every like equals a vote!)

On Instagram? Tag Freedom @FreedomFedCU or DM us to follow you if your account is private.

The #FreedomToHelpChallenge was recognized by CUNA in 2019 with The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

 

Read Full Contest Rules and Details Here.

Grand Prize Info: The Final Showdown

Public Voting for finalists will be available on Freedom’s Facebook page on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00 am for 24 hours from the start of the voting period. Every like equals a vote. Share with your friends to increase your votes. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced via Freedom’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page on or before December 20th, 2019.

*Selected charity must be a registered 501(C)3 with a proven focus in Harford County.

Filling Empty Stockings

Staff Play Santa at Empty Stocking Event

Empty Stocking Fund Volunteers
Dominique Beverly, left, and Rachel Jackson

Freedom staff spent a recent evening filling empty stockings. The charity behind the event, The Empty Stocking Fund, collects toys and gifts for needy kids. It has become a Freedom tradition to support The Empty Stocking Fund each year by collecting goods and filling stockings. Collection bins are at all branches and donations are being accepted through the end of the year.

The work takes place in a warehouse full of collected donations. Volunteers pull together hand-picked selections for each child on the list. Matches are made based on age, gender, reading level, clothes size, and hobbies. Each child receives a variety of items, such as toys, clothes, books, arts and crafts, games and toiletries.

Empty Stocking Fund Volunteers
From L to R, back: Andrea Woodard, Rachel Jackson, Dominique Beverly, Jennifer Terry, Robert Wehland, Susan Tannahill, Kathy Soller (with bear). Front: Toni Kanely, Ken Terry

This year The Empty Socking Fund has helped 282 families, including 656 children.

Lending a Hand at Aberdeen ReStore

Staff Donate Weekend Time at Aberdeen ReStore

Freedom staff, Board Member and spouse at the Aberdeen ReStore
L to R John and Lisa Ermatinger, Mike Dilworth, Dominique Beverly, Julie Irby, and Stacey Butler. (Crouching) Steven Batchelor

This weekend, 10 Freedom staff and board members gave back. Their work benefited Habitat for Humanity’s new Aberdeen ReStore. Rather than go all at once, staff worked two shifts. They helped in the ReStore warehouse and storefront.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to house those in need. Home owners can get a low cost home. This happens thanks to Habitat’s volunteers and donations. Volunteers typically help on building projects. Less well known, they can also work in the air-conditioned comfort of a Habitat’s ReStore!   Learn more about Habitat’s Susquehanna’s work in Harford County. The Aberdeen ReStore‘s location and hours are online.
 
Freedom Staff at Habitat
From left, Stacey Butler, Julie Irby, Lisa Ermatinger, and Dominque Beverly

This volunteer effort is one of several organized by Freedom’s Volunteer Committee. We give back to our Harford County community!

Freedom Staff members at ReStore warehouse
From left, Steven Batchelor, John Ermatinger and Board Member Lisa Ermantinger