We know there's more to life than money

When you step back a bit and look at the big picture, you’ll see that credit unions are driven by the philosophy, “people helping people.” Credit unions are places where members pool their savings, lend to one another and own the organization — people helping people. This is how Andigo Credit Union operates. And, we take it even further to support our communities.

Upcoming Events & Ongoing Outreach

25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Woodfield Area Children's Organization (WACO) is changing things up this year for their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. They will not be collecting food this year from supporters as they had done in the past. Because of the COVID pandemic and safety guidelines that are in place by the State of Illinois and the C.D.C., WACO will be offering the opportunity for our supporters to sponsor a pallet of food!

Andigo is sponsoring a full pallet. To donate, or for more information, contact Bill Benedict | bbenedict@ajaxtools.com | 847.226.6269 or email info@waco4kids.org. 

Sponsorship: Family Friendly Theater  — Palatine Park District Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District’s Family Friendly Theatre productions offers a convenient local option for introducing children to the theatrical experience. Starting October 12, you can stream a previously recorded live performance featuring the classic story of Cinderella. Will Cinderella make it to the ball? Find out if her fairy godmother has enough magic to save the day. This story will feature a few new twists along the way! For tickets, click here

Performances are normally scheduled at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center on non-school days. They are suitable for children ages 3-12, and each performance is approximately 60 minutes.

HOPE Scholarships 

HOPE Giving Circle

The acronym HOPE stands for Helping Others through the Power of Education. The HOPE Giving Circle brings together influential women of diverse backgrounds with a common goal of supporting women in achieving their educational goals and empowering them to reach their full potential. Andigo is delighted to be a HOPE sponsor! 100 percent of gifts to the HOPE Giving Circle are tax-deductible and designated for current-use scholarships. The HOPE Scholarship Program provides financial support and on-going mentoring for female Harper College students who are completing their final year at Harper and continuing on to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree

Banzai Financial Literacy Program 

Andigo partners with numerous high schools in our communities to bring financial literacy into the classroom. This curriculum, known as the Banzai Financial Literacy Program, exposes students to real-life adult financial dilemmas, from taming a budget and paying auto insurance to navigating taxes. We currently work with teachers at Conant, Fremd, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Streamwood, and Lake Park on these initiatives. We also provide in-class visits and presentations, empowering students with the financial skills they will need throughout their lives. 

Our Partners

the backyard EXPERIENCE the backyard EXPERIENCE

An Illinois 501(c)3 non-profit, the backyard EXPERIENCE gives children of all ages an experience and encourage their Imagination & Creativity through an expanding variety of events and programs. They accomplish this in the areas of after-school arts for Education, healing arts in Healthcare, visual articulation for Special Needs and creative events in our Community. They also established the first chartered Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Chicagoland in-studio arts programs for children with diverse abilities.

Banzai!

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Banzai is a carefully designed program for all ages and groups, including K – 12 schools, community programs, employee onboarding, and even families. Their online tool helps teach students about financial responsibility.

Chicago Voyagers

Chicago Voyagers serves more than 400 at-risk teens from Chicago and the surrounding area. With more than 30 program partners, they are able to provide experiential, relationship-based outdoor adventure programming year-round. Their partners and youth served consistently report improved confidence, communication skills, teamwork, and personal responsibility.

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Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO)

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WACO is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating positive childhood memories and providing basic needs along with educational support for children living at or below poverty level in Chicago's northwest and western suburbs. All donations and items collected from the drive will go directly into the homes of families in our neighboring communities. 

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Past Successes

Harper College Distinguished Alumni Awards Sponsorship

The Distinguished Alumni Awards program at Harper College recognizes Harper College Alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to the community. The program launched in 2008, and to date a total of 68 individuals have received the Distinguished Alumni Award. We invited people to join 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards Virtual Ceremony virtual event on Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm along with fellow Harper College alumni and friends as we collectively recognized the achievements of five highly accomplished alumni at the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Virtual Ceremony.

Free Falcon Fright Night Parade

Andigo is proud to continue their support of ICompete, which aims to introduce under-resourced families to athletics, arts, and academics in the Palatine area by breaking down the barriers of access to better prepare for life experiences. On October 23, participants rolled down their windows, waved and grabbed their goody bags to go.They had the chance to see a variety of different costumes along the way. Attendees stayed inside their vehicles. Trunk or Treat was a benefit for iCompete (not for profit).

Clearbrook Challenge 

Andigo was thrilled to be a sponsor of the Clearbrook Challenge golf outing at the prestigious Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park on Monday, August 10. Clearbrook serves people over a range of ages and disabilities from children diagnosed with developmental delays at birth to the unique needs of seniors with disabilities and all ages in between.

Golf Fore Youth - 2020 Golf Fundraiser

Andigo was a proud sponsor of this Annual Golf Classic, where the funds raised were used for the programs and services of The Bridge, which are  available to all families regardless of their ability to pay. Programs are centered around crisis intervention, counseling, mentoring and youth counseling, and group therapy. The event took place at 10 am on Monday, August 17 at the Inverness Golf Club.

WACO/Andigo Summer Activity Package Donation 

WACO giving

It was our pleasure to purchase and donate large amounts of children's toys and crafting items for Children's Home and Aid (CHASI) and Early Childhood Development and Enrichment (ECDEC). Andigo worked with Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO) to deliver the supplies and make the day a little brighter for hundreds of kids.

19th Annual Wingfest

On July 28, a crowd of people converged at DRINK in Schaumburg for WACO's annual Wingfest. Several restaurants were on hand to provide all-you-can-eat wings as they competed for the title of “Best of the ‘Burbs” and the coveted Thighsman Trophy. This fun-filled, adults-only fundraiser also included eating contests, live music, and raffles.

5th Annual Read to Succeed Book Drive

Andigo Credit Union partnered with the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO) for their fifth annual “Read to Succeed” Children’s Book Drive. From April 29 through May 14, new and gently used children’s books were dropped off at Andigo branches. Cash donations were accepted as well.