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
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.
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 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 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)
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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WACO Food Drive
From October 30 through November 21, we collected nonperishable items at our Schaumburg, Streamwood and Carol Stream locations for WACO's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Items such as canned vegetables, boxed potatoes, rice, pasta, soup, spaghetti and pasta sauce, canned meats, breakfast items, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, gravy, stuffing mix, dessert mix, Hamburger Helper, etc. were collected. There were also cash boxes for those who wished to donate money.
Andigo Adventure Challenge
On October 5, 2019, we held the Andigo Adventure Challenge at Busse Woods Boating Center from 9 am to 2 pm. It benefited Chicago Voyagers, and the activities involved running, jumping, paddling, climbing, aiming, navigating, balancing and using brain power during the race. There was music, food and plenty of spectating.
Many thanks to the volunteers that joined us that day!
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.