Horizons Helping Hands
For 2019, Horizons Helping Hands is committed to helping the following non-profits as our Corporate Charities as voted by our employees each year:
Animal Shelters (Mobile County, Clarke County & Baldwin County),
Feeding the Gulf Coast,
Penelope House, and
USA Women's and Children's Hospital.
Fundraising through the Horizons Helping Hands for our Corporate Charity is primarily via designated Jeans Days and member participation.
However, New Horizons Credit Union also support 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.
For over 25 years, New Horizons Credit Union has awarded $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors seeking to continue higher education. Each year, 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 high school seniors are encouraged to apply. Please visit this website each December at our New Wave Youth Savers Club for more information on new wave savers clubs 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 local credit union chapter's annual fund drive involving the sale of paper balloons in branches typically during the fall. 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.
Bank on South Alabama (BOSA) Program - Financial Partner
New Horizons Credit Union is a financial partner of the Bank on South Alabama (BOSA) program. BOSA is a collaborative initiative between community service organizations, municipalities, and financial institutions (credit unions and banks) in an eight county region which currently includes Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, and Washington Counties.
The BOSA program is dedicated to helping improve the financial stability of the unbanked and underbanked consumers and residents of our community by connecting them to safe and affordable mainstream accounts. BOSA helps raise public awareness of these financial efforts and access to financial education and empowerment opportunities.
New Horizons Credit Union participates in the BOSA program promoting its: New Start Checking, Start Me Up Auto Loan program, Credit Rebuilder Loan, Secured Loans, for more information on featured rates and free financial education resources available through Greenpath Financial Wellness and Biz Kid$ for more information on new wave savers clubs financial literacy tools for students, parents, and teachers.
For more information about Bank on South Alabama, visit bankonsouthalabama.org.
Dora Maxwell Award Winner for Social Responsibility
New Horizons Credit Union was honored with the League of Southeastern Credit Union's Dora Maxwell Award for exhibiting social responsibility in the community. 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 was honored for its efforts during National America Saves Week to encourage member saving. New Horizons Credit Union offers GreenPath Financial Wellness resources, Youth Club Accounts with financial education web links, and a Credit Re-builder Loan Program - all designed to encourage budgeting and saving. To learn more about these programs visit our website at NewHCU.org.
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)
- 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
- Feeding the Gulf Coast
- Fourth Grade Foresters
- 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
- Mobile Azalea Trail Golf Tournament
- Penelope House - Mobile, AL
- Pensacola Area USAF 455FTS
- Pensacola Blue Wahoos 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
- 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!