1st Advantage Colleagues Come Together for a Day of Service

Amber Callahan, Vice President of Marketing
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union

1st Advantage Colleagues Come Together for a Day of Community Service

While most financial institutions were closed for the Columbus Day holiday, 1st Advantage colleagues rolled up their sleeves and participated in their twelfth annual 1st A.I.D.E. (Assistance, Inspiration, Dedication, and Experience) Day; a day that is dedicated to giving back to, and reinvesting in, the community that they serve. 

Throughout the day colleagues worked on different large projects, each one uniquely designed and carefully planned, centered around fulfilling the immediate needs of several local non-profit organizations. 1st Advantage is humbled and honored to partner with these deserving organizations as they continue to selflessly provide for our neighbors.

Accomplishments Included:

  • Completed 1000 USO comfort bags for deployed service members

  • Assembled 237 math rings for students at Dare Elementary

  • Created 691 surgery bears for Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

  • Put together 100 After Care Kits and 1005 toiletry bags for Fear 2 Freedom

  • Folded and prepared 1573 brochures for the American Red Cross

  • Built 5 picnic tables for the Habitat of Humanity

  • Packed 30 Ready Bags for the Roc Solid Foundation

  • Prepared 191 financial education folders for the Dreams of Hope Foundation

  • Assembled and donated 40 bicycles to the C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. & Rosemont Unit of the Boys & Girls Club 

  • Made 109 blanket wraps for Ivy Baptist Church Homeless Ministry

  • Made 99 dog and cat blankets for the Peninsula SPCA


About 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, is headquartered in Yorktown, Virginia. Established in 1951 as Ft. Eustis Federal Credit Union, 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union with assets of over $700 million operates 14 branches in Southeastern Virginia and parts of North Carolina. For more information, please visit 1stAdvantage.org.