Maine Credit Union League chairman Phil Moreau, left, presents the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award to Vicki Stuart, president and CEO of Central Maine Credit Union. The credit union received a first place award for its “Books for Kids” program.

LEWISTON — Central Maine Federal Credit Union, 1000 Lisbon St., Lewiston, recently received a first place award in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program for credit unions, sponsored by the Maine Credit Union League and CUNA and affiliates. This award honors credit unions for their involvement in community projects and activities. The competition is named after Dora Maxwell, a credit union pioneer, who worked with several organizations to improve the living standards of the poor and needy.
This is the seventh consecutive year that CMFCU has received the award for its “Books for Kids” program. The credit union donates new books to every public school library within its field of membership and sponsors a group of employees called “Book Buddies” who visit Martel School to read to the children. The program also includes a library in the credit union for its Monty Moose members to borrow books. The program also offers a grant to fund summer reading programs through Androscoggin County schools and public libraries.
Central Maine Credit Union also received a second place Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award. Sponsored by the Maine Credit Union League and CUNA and affiliates, the award recognizes credit unions that demonstrate, in an extraordinary way, the practical application of the credit union philosophy. CMFCU received the award for their Monty Moose Youth Savers Program, which encourages children to save and teaches them about their finances.


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