New Dimensions FCU supporting their community

Ryan Poulin, center, CEO of New Dimensions FCU, prepares to cut the ribbon at a special ceremony commemorating the opening of the credit union’s new Waterville location in 2020. (contributed photo)

Ask New Dimensions Federal Credit Union (NDFCU) what Team Teal means to them and they will likely talk about giving back to their community through the fundraising efforts of their Social Responsibility Committee. “Team Teal”, as they have coined themselves, is more than a Social Responsibility Committee. They pride themselves on being an organization that positively impacts the community by supporting friends and neighbors who need it the most, but they also take tremendous joy and reward in their efforts that help to fund Maine’s Ending Hunger Campaign, Special Olympics Maine, and Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Helping others is a priority to their staff, management, and Board of Directors.

2020 brought some unique challenges that forced NDFCU to postpone some fundraising events and to reimagine others. They found that they were unable to host several of their popular, and always successful, events due to concerns with the pandemic and had to search to find viable yet safer ways to raise money to help the people of Maine. They utilized technology and made many of their fundraising events virtual, they found items that could be purchased through the drive-thru and tested several new ideas, including themed baskets and holiday gift-giving ideas.

Although the year presented many obstacles, challenges, and an uncertain economy, they were determined to maintain the true credit union spirit of “People Helping People” by raising a total of $24,493.97. They are excited to make this announcement because even with the number of challenges they faced, their employees, board, and members, really made a difference. That difference will feed more people in our local area; enable and include those with intellectual disabilities, and help with childhood cancer in Maine.

Through this dedication and perseverance, four wonderful and deserving organizations received support again this year. With great pride, they presented checks to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP), Special Olympics Maine, and MECUL’s Ending Hunger Campaign.


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