MADISON, Wis. — Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the charitable arm of World Council of Credit Unions, opened bidding on its online charity auction today.
Bidding will take place online at www.biddingforgood.com/woccu from July 9–17, and all proceeds will be used to expand World Council's credit union development work around the globe. No matter location, the online format allows everyone to bid, including friends and family outside the credit union industry.
This year's auction features hundreds of unique items from all over the world. From sports tickets, artwork and jewelry to one-of-a-kind experiences and travel packages, there is truly something for everyone.
"The credit union industry really stepped up this year and donated some extraordinary items," said Crissy Cheney, wife of Credit Union National Association President and CEO Bill Cheney, who is co-chairing the auction this year with Judy Ensweiler, wife of Texas Credit Union League President and CEO Dick Ensweiler. "By bidding, you'll not only get something great, but you'll be supporting World Council's development work and expanding credit union access to people worldwide."
Auction items were donated by credit unions, leagues, credit union service organizations and vendors from throughout the worldwide movement. Donations can still be made. Donors are encouraged to post their items online rather than bring them to the World Credit Union Conference in Gdańsk, Poland, as space at the conference is limited this year. For more information about the auction, visit www.biddingforgood.com/woccu or contact Valerie Breunig at +1-608-395-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 103 countries serve 208 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.