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Change for Children’s 2016

eCO Credit Union employees gathered at Glory Bound to celebrate a successful Change for Children’s campaign.

eCO Credit Union Helps Make Miracles for Children across Alabama
eCO Credit Union raises more than $47,500 for Children’s of Alabama.

 Since 2010, eCO Credit Union has held an annual six-week fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama. In 2016, eCO joined together with members, schools, vendors, and the community to raise more than ever before. The Change for Children’s campaign began September 12 and wrapped up with a celebration at Glory Bound on October 27.

Members, schools, and local businesses were given Change for Children’s cans to collect spare change for Children’s. The Change for Children’s campaign also included an Online Platform allowing friends, family, and eCO partners to donate Online. Finally, members generously donated in eCO branches.

With a $10,000 Miracle Match from CO-OP, eCO raised $47,571.32 bringing the combined fundraising total for the last seven years to more than $237,000.

“At eCO Credit Union, giving back to the community is part of our culture,” said Joey Hand, eCO CEO. “Children’s of Alabama makes a huge impact on children and families throughout our state, and we are thankful for the continued partnership.”

eCO Savings Race Fourth Edition Winner

mccord win

The McCords display their $10,000 grand prize.

During the Fourth Edition of the ēCO Savings Race, families improved their finances by more than $60,000.

The ēCO Savings Race Finale took place at The Club on April 18. The McCords were declared the $10,000 winners LIVE on WIAT 42. Team Gaydosh and Kennedy didn’t walk away empty handed
either. Along with an improved financial picture, each family received $2,000.

We also would like to congratulate our ēCO Savings Race Mini-Race winners. Luke and Amanda Wood and Caleb Resse won $1,000 for
participating along with the Savings Race teams.

2016-2017 A.L. Bratcher Scholarship


eCO Credit Union awards three local students with the 6th Annual eCO A.L. Bratcher Scholarship.

Karlee Cardwell of Shelby County High School, Monica Perkins of Hoover High School, and William Snell of Vestavia Hills High School each received $2,000 scholarships.

The application for the 2017 A.L. Bratcher Scholarship will be available this winter. Please check back here for more details.