2023 Great Holiday

We’re celebrating the season of giving in a big way

Winter holidays are when our community comes together and celebrates the commitment we have to each other. For the third year in a row, we’ve let you – members and IC team members – choose which charities most deserve our help. We’ve raffled off the chance to nominate your favorite non-profits to receive more than $15,000 in donations from IC. To see who our winners nominated and why, check out the interviews attached to each charity logo below.

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Which charities did our 10 winners select?

Animal shelters, a school, and religious programs are among the groups nominated by both members and team members. Each winning non-profit nominated by our members addresses multiple needs in their respective communities and illustrates the importance of taking care of each other at the most fundamental level.

To learn more about these organizations and why they were chosen, hover over the tiles below for interviews with the members who nominated them.

St. Cecilia's St. Vincent de Paul Society
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Worcester MA Logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
BettyAnn Harrington
Nominated by: BettyAnn Harrington
St. Bernard's Elementary School
Saint Bernards Elementary School Logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
Deborah Wright
Nominated by: Deborah Wright
Montachusett Chorale
Montachusett Chorale Logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
Charles Funk
Nominated by: Charles Funk
Our Father’s Table, Inc.
Our Father's Table logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
David Mullen
Nominated by: David Mullen
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
Christine Melvard
Nominated by: Christine Melvard

Which charities did our 5 winning IC team members nominate?

Much like the groups chosen by our members, the winning IC team members focused their nominations on local, even neighborhood-level charities. These included animal rescue organizations, MS society, Catholic Charities, and many others that dedicate themselves to strengthening the communities in which we work and live.

To learn more about these organizations and why they were chosen, hover over the tiles below for interviews with the team members who nominated them.

Fitchburg Friends of Felines
Fitchburg Friends of Felines Logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
Donna Caouette
Nominated by: Donna Caouette
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Multiple sclerosis society logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
Aryana Barrett
Nominated by: Aryana Barrett
Sterling Animal Shelter
Sterling Animal Shelter logo
$ 2,000
Nominated by:
Laura LaVoie & Dale Ludwick
Nominated by: Laura LaVoie & Dale Ludwick
Catholic Charities Diocese Of Worcester Inc
Catholic Charities Worcester County Logo
$ 1,000
Nominated by:
Daniel Ingemi
Nominated by: Daniel Ingemi

$5,000 donated to charities chosen by other IC team members

Remaining IC team members who didn’t win were awarded $100 each to donate to charities of their choosing. Here are a few of the organizations that received their support.

Fitchburg Friends of Felines logo
Fostering Change Foster Closet Logo
Butler Farm Dog Park Logo
Girls on the Run Logo
Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue
American Parkison Disease Association logo
Be Like Brit Foundation Logo
Beautifying Oncology Spa Services logo
Boys and Girls Club of Lunenburg logo
Cancer Support Fund of Central Mass Logo
CareNet logo
Catholic Charities Diocese of Worcester Logo
Elizabeth Todorov Toy Drive logo
Sterling Animal Shelter, Inc. Logo
HOPE House of Peace and Education logo
Jehovah Witness of Northboro, Leominster Congregation Logo
Johnny Appleseed School Logo
Montachusett Chorale logo
MSPCA Angell Logo
NewVue Communities Logo
North County Land and trust logo
Northeast Coonhound Rescue logo
Second Chance logo
Pat Brody Shelter
Saint Bernards Elementary School logo
NAMI logo
The Russell Brooks Foundation Logo
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Westminster Historical Society Logo
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Logo
Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster logo
Why Me & Sherry's House Logo
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Our commitment

We at IC Credit Union strongly believe that a credit union – or any business for that matter – is only as strong as the communities it serves. Since our inception in 1928 as a member-owned non-profit institution, we’ve focused on offering services that provide a positive impact to both our members and their neighborhoods. And throughout the year we’re deeply involved with a wide array of charitable organizations and nonprofits throughout Massachusetts, whether through outreach, volunteering, or corporate giving.

This year’s Great Holiday GiveBack is an opportunity for us to shine the spotlight on a number of these organizations that are close to our members’ and employees’ hearts, and share with you the reasons why.

Click below to learn more about IC’s charitable and corporate giving programs, aimed at making a positive difference in our Massachusetts communities.

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