BANNOCKBURN – On February 17, the Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) participated in National Acts of Kindness Day by surprising gas station customers with fuel. Throughout the day, employees visited five local gas stations near five GLCU branches to pay for gas for one lucky person. The act of kindness also included a gift card so that person could pay for it for someone else.
Participating GLCU branches included – North Chicago, Chicago Uptown, Round Lake Beach, Country Club Hills and Bolingbrook. The purpose of Random Acts of Kindness Day is to cultivate feelings of kindness and brighten someone’s day.
“We are committed to the philosophy of ‘People Helping Others,'” said Abraham Santiago, Senior Director of Community and Financial Education Programs. “What better time to do that than on a day dedicated to acts of kindness. Our goal is to create a ripple effect that brings more good into people’s lives and creates positive change.”
GLCU has allocated $1,000 for charitable donations for Random Acts of Kindness Day.
“You never know who’s in need or what someone’s going through,” said Cindy Piedra, assistant branch manager at the GLCU Chicago Uptown branch. “GLCU doing this kind gesture really surprised people and made them smile.”
GLCU is excited to be part of a movement that promotes and celebrates kindness around the world. We are committed to the financial empowerment of all and giving back to its communities is one of the core values of the credit union.