Donate your CashBack. Vote for your charity.

As part of Redstone’s updated Visa® credit card program, members will soon have the option to gift or donate their Visa Rewards CashBack to a charitable organization.

But before you can donate, you must vote on your favorite charity in each of the seven counties where Redstone has branches. Check out this list of finalists and support your favorite charity!      

Which charity would you give your credit card rewards to?

November 14, 2017

Donate your CashBack. Vote for your Charity.

Giving back to the communities where we serve is a hallmark of Redstone Federal Credit Union’s culture. ‘People Helping People’ is not just the Credit Union’s philosophy, but also its proud heritage.

Redstone understands that its members also enjoy giving back and look for innovative ways to do that. We want to help you in that process.

As part of Redstone’s updated Visa® credit card program, members will soon have the option to gift or donate their Visa Rewards CashBack to a charitable organization.

We compiled a list of charities from each of the seven counties. Then we whittled it down. Now, we need your help. Please vote on your favorite charity in each county from the ones listed.

The charity with the most votes in each county will be eligible to receive your CashBack donations from the start of the new Rewards Program until the end of 2018.  If you don’t see your favorite charities listed, don’t worry. You can nominate them and they will be in the running for the next contest.  A new list of charities will be chosen by you – our members - for 2019.

Learn more about these wonderful local charities here. Click Here to Cast Your Vote

In addition, stay tuned for more information on the new, more flexible VISA rewards program coming soon.

Here are the charities and the county they are from:

Jackson County:

  • Jackson County United Givers Fund

The Jackson County United Givers Fund provides financial assistance to 13 non-profit programs operating within Jackson County.

For nearly 50 years, the fund has helped families, youth and seniors with emergency assistance, youth development, primary medical care, domestic violence prevention, and more.  The non-profits included in the United Givers Fund also helps families rebuild their lives after natural disasters or health crisis.

  •  The Arc of Jackson County

The Arc of Jackson County exists to provide opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can gain increased independence and community inclusion.

During 2016, The Arc assisted 105 residents with help getting jobs or volunteering within their communities. Staffers also provide training to clients in work/skill development, relationship growth, independent living and community interaction.

Limestone:

  • Hospice of Athens – Limestone County

Hospice of Athens offers a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and support for persons nearing the end of their life.

The organization utilizes licensed medical staff, social workers, clergy and volunteers to provide a combination of services designed to meet the needs of the patient and their families.


Madison:

  • Manna House

Manna House provides food for area residents and so much more.

Manna House is a non-profit organization that begin 13 years ago to meet a need. It has grown from serving about 100 families to now serving more than 2,000 on any given night.

It is an integral part of the Madison County community and serves anyone who comes through their doors – no questions asked.

  • Kids to Love

Kids to Love was founded by Lee Marshall to meet the needs of foster children. Since 2004, Kids to Love has touched the lives of more than 200,000 foster children.

Kids to Love reaches foster children at various stages of their lives.

Marshall:

  • Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center of Marshall County opened its doors in November 1997, fulfilling a dream by former Marshall County District Attorney Ronald Thompson for a centralized location for interviewing and counseling child abuse victims.

The center brings together child victims, law enforcement, DHR, and the DA’s office all under one roof. While there, investigations, therapy sessions and evaluations can take place to benefit the child and the child’s family.

  • Tennessee Valley Family Services

The Tennessee Valley Family Services meets troubled teens where they are and helps them to reach a place of safety and stability.

The organization, formed in 1977, is designed to help youth and families in crisis. It serves youth from ages 16-22 who come from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, including those who are runaways, homeless, abused, exploited or human trafficked.

Morgan:

  • The Volunteer Center of Morgan County

The Volunteer Center of Morgan County mobilizes people and resources to address the issues that are important to the community and strengthens the ability of local organizations to meet community needs through volunteerism.

The center works with far-ranging community organizations. Some programs help fight hunger; others assist children and youth through mentoring, toy drives or providing prom dresses. Still others help mobilize others for long-term projects or as training.

  • Habitat for Humanity – Morgan County

Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County has built 81 homes in Morgan County since 1990 and is currently completing two homes in its Denver Place subdivision. Each home requires an average of 1500 volunteer hours to build.

Habitat for Humanity is a unique program that provides homes to people who would otherwise be unable to afford a single-family home. These homes are sold for zero percent interest on a 30-year-old mortgage, while not requiring a down payment. However, the program does require hundreds of hours of ‘sweat equity.’

Lincoln:

  • Goodwill Industries

Every item of vintage clothing, unique home décor or must-have knick-knack you buy at the Goodwill Store supports its mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.

Established in 1957, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc. is one of 165 independent community-based Goodwill organizations in the United States and Canada. Goodwill began as a way for the community to help its residents’ find meaningful work.

  • Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center

Junior’s House gets its name from a 6-year-old named Junior who died in his sleep after he was  repeatedly beaten in his stomach and body.

The organizers wanted a place in their community where children could talk about abuse in a warm and welcoming setting and where prevention and education were key components of the program.

Junior’s House CAC opened in 2003 and now has locations in Fayetteville and Lewisburg and also houses the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program. It serves Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Bedford counties in Tennessee.

Rutherford:

  • Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank

The Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank helps to provide emergency food needs to those residents of Murfreesboro and surrounding cities.

The Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank was established in 1979 to serve the emergency food needs of the residents of Murfreesboro and surrounding areas.  

  •  United Way of Rutherford County

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all.

It brings people and organizations together to do more and serve more. Employers, nonprofits, government, faith organizations, educators, labor, health providers, community leaders, youth and many others partner with the United Way. Together, those entities tackle many of the community’s toughest issues. All money raised remains at the United Way of Rutherford and Canon Counties to create local long-term, sustainable change.

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