Orion Federal Credit Union introduced Orion Gives Back at the start of the new year, pledging to select a local non-profit each month to be the focus of our giving initiative. Our goal was to work with the organizations and to help provide for them and their needs in any way possible while creating a long-lasting partnership. But we didn’t stop there. When local organizations were in need and we were able to help, we did!  As members of the community ourselves, we understand we can make the greatest impact by giving back locally; that’s why we’re committed to supporting causes that are important to Memphians.

As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to reflect on our giving initiatives over the past year. We’re proud to say that, thus far, Orion has donated approximately $13,000, two homes, over 4,000 items and volunteer time in support of these local non-profits and organizations.

But remember, it’s up to all of us to make a difference. So join Orion and our cause and help by volunteering, donating, or by simply being an advocate. This is life-changing work, and we should all be involved.

Our 2012 recipients have included: Mid-South Food Bank; Memphis Family Shelter; Literacy Mid-South; Memphis Farmers Market; Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Indie Memphis; Youth Villages; CASA Memphis; The Arc Mid-South; Friends for Life; Dress for Success Memphis; One Memphis: Operation Christmas Basket; Seed House of Guidance; Church Outreach Leader; Memphis Area Boys & Girls Club; Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home; Memphis/Shelby County Schools; St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church; Fayette County Schools; Habitat for Humanity; In His Presence Ministries; Memphis Public Library; North Memphis Community Development Corporation; Memphis/Shelby County Fire Fighters Association; March of Dimes; Memphis Library Foundation; Holy City COGIC; Vollintine Elementary; Girls Inc.; Brown Baptist Church; Westwood High School; Hanley Elementary; Seed Ministries; St. Mark COGIC; Habitat for Humanity; St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church; Memphis Challenge.