Arc of East Central Iowa Selects Collins Community Credit Union As Volunteer Group of the Year

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Collins Community Credit Union has been selected as The Arc of East Central Iowa’s Volunteer Group of the Year for 2019. To return the favor, Collins Community CU surprised The Arc with a big check donation of $2,295. The money was as a result of their recurring Casual for a Cause fundraising event.

The Arc is a non-profit agency that supports over 800 individuals with intellectual disabilities as well as their families. Each year The Arc holds a variety of different events, ranging from seasonal dances, to workshops, to classes.  

Collins Community Credit Union participates in the seasonal dance that The Arc holds each year, contributing four to six employees per dance.

“Collins is honored to participate in these events. Volunteering with The Arc of East Central Iowa is a fun and rewarding way to give back to our community,” said Kerra Martin, Retail Support Coordinator at Collins Community Credit Union. Martin serves on the Community Action Committee at Collins.

Martin and other committee members were recognized for their efforts on September 24 during The Arc’s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. The event took place at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in the Parish Hall.

 “Collins Community Credit Union volunteers are willing to jump in if anyone needs a helping hand.  They are enthusiastic to help and are always smiling when lending a hand,” said Derek Xayasouk, Community Integration Program Coordinator at The Arc. “Inclusion, opportunity, and fun are important to the Arc and the Collins volunteers play an important part in those values with the help they provide.”

For more information on getting involved with The Arc of East Central Iowa please visit

Collins Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. Its field of membership expands to 38 counties with 16 branches in the state of Iowa. Collins Community Credit Union provides a full range of financial products and services to ignite the financial futures of its employees, members, and the communities it serves. For more information, visit  Aspire. Ignite. Achieve.


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