At GMFCU, we actively encourage our team to volunteer to give back to our community. Check out some of the most recent community events we’ve been involved in.
A Simple Gesture Food Giveaway and Community Workday, February 2022 & Ongoing
A Simple Gesture’s mission is to help end childhood hunger in Guilford County by making it easy to donate food to community organizations!
We held a food drive in our branches in February 2022 and collected 150 lbs of food from members and staff. Many thanks to everyone who donated!
We also participated in a community workday in conjunction with A Simple Gesture’s monthly donation drop off. Three team members helped process over 1,600 lbs of food for Guilford County families. We are planning to continue this partnership with monthly workdays!
NeighborWoods Community Tree Planting, Lake Daniel Park Greenway
NeighborWoods is an initiative of Greensboro Beautiful that provides an opportunity to plant native trees in our communities. In November 2021, GMFCU volunteers planted fig trees to help repopulate the urban orchard. This is our second year participating in NeighborWoods!
Renaissance Branch Shred Day, Phillips Avenue
In October 2021, we held a Shred Day at our Renaissance branch location. GMFCU volunteers assisted with disposing of sensitive documents and collected donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Our team raised $360 in donations, and we matched that for a total of $720 going to Second Harvest! Second Harvest Food Bank is located in the Renaissance Shops and provides food assistance to the community and so much more.
Renaissance Rebound Back 2 School Event, Phillips Avenue
In August 2021, GMFCU volunteers participated in the Renaissance Rebound Back 2 School event and helped get school supplies and backpacks into the hands of 893 students in the Phillips Avenue community!
PDY&F Community Garden, East Greensboro
GMFCU ❤s PDY&F! PDY&F’s mission is to cultivate a community garden to feed Greensboro, educate the community, and launch a new generation of black and brown farmers. GMFCU team volunteers assisted at a July 2021 workday and hope to participate in more in 2022!
Soabar Shred Day, Soabar Street
In May 2021, we held a Shred Day at our Soabar branch location. GMFCU volunteers assisted with disposing of sensitive documents and collected donations to benefit United Way of Greater Greensboro. Our team raised $300 in donations, and we matched that for a total of $600 going to United Way! UWGG works to end local poverty as well as assists during natural disasters such as tornado relief.
Greater Greensboro Senior Games
We are long-time sponsors and volunteers with the Greater Greensboro Senior Games! These events promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging seniors to sign up and participate in events. Our volunteers assisted in registering, scorekeeping, and refereeing events such as track and field, basketball, cornhole, mini golf, croquet, and table tennis.