Community Involvement

Horizons Helping Hands


New Horizons Credit Union believes in giving back to the community and embracing the credit union industry philosophy of "People Helping People." For this reason, we have named our community efforts - Horizons Helping Hands. New Horizons continues to assist with sponsorships and donations; and we also realize the importance of putting some skin in the game through volunteerism!


For 2021, Horizons Helping Hands is committed to helping the following non-profits as our Corporate Charities as voted by our employees each year:

Feeding the Gulf Coast,

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.   



Fundraising through the Horizons Helping Hands for our Corporate Charity is primarily via designated Jeans Days and member participation such as special in-branch collection drives.

New Horizons Credit Union also supports many other worthwhile community endeavors such as:

Hi-Q  High School Academic Competition

Since 1986, New Horizons has been a proud sponsor of Hi-Q, the oldest continuing academic competition in the U.S. Hi-Q is vital to a quality education, as it encourages academic achievement, initiative and good sportsmanship.  This program is organized through the Mobile County Public School System.  Mr. Bob Grip, from FOX10, presides as the Quiz Master, asking students from over 14 high schools questions from 13 subjects, ranging from standard high school courses to general scholastic knowledge. The competition will begin in January and go through March. The first place winner receives $2,000 and a trophy, while second place receives $1,500, and third place receives $1,000.

Scholarships

For over 25 years, New Horizons Credit Union has awarded $1,000 scholarships to local graduating, high school senior-members seeking to continue higher education. Each year, up to five, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors for their efforts scholastically as well as efforts in volunteerism. Deadline to apply is typically April of each year. We choose the winners by May of each year.  All members who are high school seniors are encouraged to apply. Please visit this website each December and view our New Wave Savers
Youth Account
 page for the most current New Horizons Credit Union Scholarship Application & Information.

United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

For the past few years, New Horizons Credit Union has partnered with the local United Way to offer free office space at the NHCU West Mobile branch for the United Way VITA program to offer free tax services to qualifying consumers with volunteer professionals. To learn more about this program, please contact the Mobile, Alabama United Way office. 

Children's Miracle Network

New Horizons Credit Union supports the credit union industry's philanthropy - the Children's Miracle Network through the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and our local Mobile Credit Union Chapter. Proceeds go to benefit the local children's hospital.

CUAid.coop & American Red Cross - for Disaster Relief Effort

The National Credit Union Foundation, during times of disaster, opens the CUAid website donation portal to receive disaster relief funds to assist credit union people affected by natural disasters and other major emergencies.  If you are interested in contributing to relief efforts as they happen, please visit CUAID.coop  for more information.  New Horizons offers this helpful link continually on this website for our members' and employees' use. 

As disasters strike, the American Red Cross is also there to help.  New Horizons Credit Union offers members and non-members a safe place through our branches to make monetary contributions to the American Red Cross.  Funds raised are then presented to the local, Mobile, Alabama American Red Cross office for distribution and use for disaster victims.

New Horizons Credit Union - we are "People Helping People" as the credit union industry motto implies.

 

Awards:

Dora Maxwell Award Winner for Social Responsibility 2021

New Horizons Credit Union has been honored  several years with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Dora Maxwell Award for exhibiting social responsibility in the community through our Horizons Helping Hands program and other community endeavors. To be recognized, a credit union must show strong examples of fulfilling the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People, " and New Horizons Credit Union clearly demonstrated this with its community activism.


America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Award

Your Credit Union has been honored for its efforts during National America Saves Week each February, and year-long, to encourage member saving. New Horizons Credit Union offers GreenPath Financial Wellness resources, New Wave Youth Accounts with financial education web links, and a Credit Re-builder Auto Loan Program - all designed to encourage budgeting and saving. To learn more about these programs, simply click on the respective highlighted links above.



National Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Award
New Horizons Credit Union is a proud recipient of the National Military Saves Designation of Excellence Award for our efforts in promoting our Horizons Heroes Account and credit building programs during Military Save Month each April, and year-long.



Sponsorship Requests


If your non-profit organization would like to request New Horizons Credit Union for a sponsorship, door prize, or perhaps promotional items,  please click on the link below for qualifying requirements and guidelines for consideration. 

Click here for Sponsorship Requests


We give back to our communities in a variety of ways. The following are some of the organizations we have been able to and/or continue to support:

  • Alabama Education Association
  • Alzheimer's Association 
  • Animal Shelters (Mobile County, Clarke County, and Baldwin County)
  • Baker High School
  • Bank on South Alabama Program
  • Baldwin County Animal Shelter
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • City of Daphne
  • City of Fairhope
  • City of Mobile
  • City of Mobile Animal Shelter
  • Clarke County Animal Shelter
  • Clarke County FAWN program for 6th Graders
  • Daphne High School
  • Davidson High School
  • Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Shore High School
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast
  • Fourth Grade Foresters
  • Gulf Coast Talent Show (Mobile & Baldwin County)
  • Jackson Alabama Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson High School
  • Jackson's White Smith Library Summer Reading Program
  • Jensen's Heart of Gold Foundation
  • League of Southeastern Credit Unions
  • Making Strides against Breast Cancer 
  • Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mobile Bay Bears Baseball 
  • Mobile County Public School System
  • Mobile Azalea Trail Golf Tournament
  • Mobile Navy League
  • Penelope House - Mobile, AL
  • Pensacola Area USAF 455FTS
  • Pensacola Blue Wahoo Baseball
  • Pensacola Metro Area Lions Sight Programs Inc.
  • Redeemer Lutheran School - Recycle Drive
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Saraland High School
  • Semmes Chamber of Commerce & Semmes Azalea Festival
  • South Alabama Financial Crimes Task Force
  • South Baldwin Chamber
  • Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce
  • Spanish Fort High School
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Theodore High School
  • United Way - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
  • University of South Alabama Athletics/Academics
  • USA Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Volunteers of America - Operation Backpack
  • Williamson High School
  • Woman of Worth Business Empowerment Inc. 
  • Woody's Song School "Chip in for Autism"
  • YMCA - Mobile, AL
  • And more!