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We Tend to Care


At Tendto Credit Union, our investment in Erie, its people and its institutions is a deposit toward our shared future. What’s good for all is good for us and good for you. Together, let's make a difference right here in our local community. To Erie — lake, county and people.

Current Community Involvement

Tendto Credit Union invites you to make a donation and help us make a difference in our community. We are currently fundraising for Children's Miracle Network.

Stop in any branch and purchase a candy bar. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent Hospital, our local CMN health center.

2019 Community Outreach Efforts

Second Harvest Food Bank

Each year, Tendto raises funds to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank’s BackPack Program. The BackPack Program provides needy children with nutritious, child-friendly food when other resources, such as school lunches and after-school meals or snacks, are not available. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to participating children at schools on Fridays and helps provide the proper nutrition necessary for overall growth, physical and cognitive development and satisfactory performance in school.

In conjunction with our 61st Annual Meeting, the credit union collected donations to benefit the BackPack Program. In addition, the proceeds from team member casual days and Sarris candy bar sales at the teller lines was also donated. On behalf of the credit union, its team members and its members, a donation in the amount of $4,247.12 was made to The Second Harvest Food Bank's BackPack Program. Together, we can help end hunger right here in Erie.

Community Shelter Services

From July 16 through August 14, the credit union collected donations of new school supplies at all branch locations for Community Shelter Services, Inc. The supplies were then provided to local homeless or at risk children, giving them the opportunity for academic success.

Community Shelter Services exists to preserve the dignity and support the development of individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing temporary, transitional and permanent options for shelter, as well as supportive services, referrals, advocacy and community education.

Through the generous support of both members and team members alike, the credit union collected hundreds of dollars of school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, markers, crayons, rulers, glue, pens, pencils and more,


In addition to our member drives, the credit union also sponsors a variety of charitable organizations and community events throughout the year. This year, the credit union has supported: The Erie City Mission, BayHawks School Kids Jam, Children's Care Fund, Special Olympics, Alzheimer's Association, Junior Achievement and more.

2018 Community Wrap-Up

In keeping the cooperative spirit of credit unions alive, Tendto continued support and investment in the Erie community by sponsoring a wide variety of charitable organizations and community events last year. Some of the charities included: March of Dimes "March for Babies”, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Second Harvest Food Bank BackPack Program, Community Shelter Services, Salvation Army and the St. Martin Center Shining Stars Program. In addition, Tendto donated time and money to support a variety of other local organizations such as: The expERIEnce Children's Museum, New Blossoms New Life Foundation, Fairview Cares, Make A Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation, Autism Society, Habitat for Humanity, numerous youth sports teams and more.

In total, more than $58,000 was given back in donations to community organizations, sponsorships, member giveaways, scholarships and more during 2018. As we move forward, our dedication to making life better for Erie County will continue to be the foundation of our mission, just as it has been since 1958!