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Wakota Federal Credit Union and Neighbors Inc, in South St Paul

Elan joined credit card partner Wakota Federal Credit Union to volunteer at Neighbors, Inc. as part of the Elan Charitable Giving program. 

During the event, volunteers packed 100 emergency food boxes and surprised the nonprofit with an additional $5,000 contribution, totaling $17,500, to help fund all their work to end hunger. In addition to their food shelf, Neighbors, Inc. provides clothing and essential home items through their Clothes Closet Thrift Store, runs a holiday gift program, and offers guidance through their Financial Empowerment Program. 

The organization, celebrating 50 years of service, supports low-income community members in Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake, and Lilydale areas of Minnesota.



"Your gift helps us provide essential services to our neighbors in need. We are commemorating 50 years of serving our community this year. It is because of community partners like Elan Financial Services and Wakota Federal Credit Union that we are able to continue doing this important work".

Charles D. Thompson, President and CEO of Neighbors, Inc.
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Elan and Wakota volunteer packing an emergency box
Two Wakota volunteers securing an emergency box
Elan employee holding up an emergency box
The emergency box assembly line
Two Elan employees packing an emergency box
The emergency box assembly line

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"We’re proud to launch Across the Country Charitable Giving and help support the positive impact our credit union partners have on their communities,” said Elan’s Credit Card GM, John Owens. "We believe giving back is more important than ever and including our credit union partners was a meaningful component of bringing this project to fruition."

John Owens 
General Manager 
Elan Credit Card

We encourage you to learn more about our credit union partners, their selected organizations, and if you feel so inspired — how to get involved.  Connect with us on LinkedIn and check back for upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.

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