News & Events
Welcome to First Credit Union's newsroom! If you are interested in learning more about your credit union, you're in the right place. Read all about what First Credit Union is doing in the community.
January - April 2016
First Credit Union is proud to sponsor Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites at our Chandler Corporate Plaza and Devonshire branch locations. VITA, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) program, offers free assistance to low-to-moderate income families and individuals who need help preparing their tax returns. IRS-trained and certified volunteers staff the VITA sites located at First Credit Union typically early-February through mid-April each year. Learn more about the 2016 dates and locations.
Miracle Challenge - Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Miracle Challenge benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Stay tuned for more information about the 2016 event in September.
Thank you for your support during our Operation Back-To-School Drive last month. With your help, we collected school supplies, personal care items, and bottled water to help our neighbors in need. The school supplies and personal care items were distributed to homeless students in the East Valley through the good work of Fans Across America. The bottled water was donated to Phoenix Rescue Mission to aid the homeless men, women, and chidren they serve. Thank you for your genourous contributions!
March - August 2015
First Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the Arizona Rattlers, back-to-back-to-back Arena Football League Champions, and has been since 2010. The Rattlers' regular season runs late March through early August and post-season play begins mid-August. Get in on this afforable family-friendly fun and go to a game. Click here for ticket info.
Be sure to stop by the First Credit Union table near section 119 to get your FREE football party beads at every home game. Listen for the "First Credit Union First Down" announcements after every Rattlers first down.
National Credit Union Youth Month - April is National Credit Union Youth Month. It’s a great time to remind members First Credit Union is here to help. We offer many FREE financial education resources to help kids, teens and young adults learn about finances, managing money, and even credit scores. Stop by any branch and pick up some financial education materials, giveaways, and enjoy a snack too. Learn more about the FREE financial education resources available.
Arizona Gives Day 4/7/15 - First Credit Union matched $2,000 of donations made to ICAN during Arizona Gives Day on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour online giving experience that encourages individuals across the state of Arizona to donate to their favorite nonprofit cause. ICAN is a free, family-centered youth service in Phoenix’s East Valley providing a full complement of programs proven effective in equipping youth to achieve personal and academic success by tackling substance abuse, gang involvement and juvenile delinquency.
Members-Only Car Sale 4/18/15 & 4/19/15 - Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 9am to 6pm or Sunday, April 19, 2015 10am to 5pm at our Chandler Corporate Plaza location for a members-only two-day pre-owned vehicle sale. Choose from a large selection of pre-owned imports, domestics, SUVs, trucks, sport performance, and luxury vehicles priced at or below Kelley Blue Book retail. Trade-in's welcome!
Special Offer! Get 1% cash back, up to $500, plus NO payments for 90 days* when you buy a vehicle at the event and finance it with First Credit Union.
*Get cash back of 1% of total loan funded, up to $500. Offer can be combined with applicable loan rate discounts. Offer applies to used vehicle loans for vehicles purchased at First Credit Union Sales Event 04/18/2015 through 04/19/2015. Cash back award will be deposited into your First Credit Union savings account when loan funds and title perfected or within 90 days of loan funding. Cash back award cannot be used to lower the amount financed. You must retain vehicle financing at First Credit Union for a minimum of 180 days to retain cash back award. Deferred payments are subject to approval. Qualifying members may select to defer their first payment for 90 days from the loan funding date. Interest will accrue during deferral period. Your individual loan rate will be based on your personal financial situation and previous credit performance. Certain conditions and restrictions apply. Offer ends 4/19/2015.
Ostrich Festival Parade 3/7/15 - First Credit Union employees, friends and family participated in the Ostrich Festival Parade on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Chandler. The parade started at 10am and traveled down Arizona Avenue between Ray Road and Chicago Street.
Casual for CMN - During the month of March, you may have noticed First Credit Union employees dressed casually, well it was for a good cause! When employees made a donation to Children’s Miracle Network, they can enjoy a casual day each Tuesday during March. We raised more than $500 from the effort plus firstcu employees enjoy participating and showing their support for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - Phoenix Children's Hospital and TMC for Children.
Cactus Bowl - Each year listen for the "First Credit Union First Down" during the Cactus Bowl (formerly known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl). First Credit Union has been a sponsor of this college classic since 2013. This year's game kicked off at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe with the Oklahoma State University Cowboys prevailing over the University of Washington Huskies.
Fiesta Bowl Parade - First Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl Parade. Each year we are thrilled to be a part of Arizona’s largest single-day spectator event. Last year’s Fiesta Bowl Parade was at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27th, 2014. KNXV ABC 15 broadcasted live parade coverage.
Social Security and Your Retirement Seminar - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:00am & 6:00pm
International Credit Union Day - On October 16, credit unions around the world will unite behind the message of “Local Service. Global Good.™” for International Credit Union (ICU) Day. Share in this powerful credit union vision and celebrate with more than 200 million people worldwide to establish credit unions as our best financial partner. Learn more about International Credit Union (ICU) Day.
Miracle Marathon - At First Credit Union, we value the importance of giving back to the community, and we also value the health and wellness of our employees and their families. First Credit Union is excited to participate in the Miracle Marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. You can join us! Learn more about the Miracle Marathon.