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Care Connection

SELCCU believes that being part of a community is more than just location, community means giving back and helping out when and how we can. For that reason we established the Care Connection, whose sole purpose is to find ways to reach out to the communities in Lorain County. We do this through collections of various resources, fundraisers, and bake sales just to name a few avenues.

Current Events

Pillow Icon  Help others keep warm!

We will be hosting a bake sale on Firday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 to benefit Haven House Emergency Center.  Throughout the winter season we will also be collecting the following items for Haven House Emergency Shelter:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets (New or gently used)
  • Coats (New or gently used)
  • Toilet Paper

Please remember to wash your items if they are gently used prior to bringing them in.  Thank you!

Past Events

Toy & Food Drive

We held a toy & food drive in our lobby throughout November & early December for The Salvation Army.  This year we collected:

  • 70 cans of pasta dinners
  • 41 cans of vegetables
  • 71 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese
  • 30 packs of drink, gravy or spice mixes
  • 32 books & art supplies
  • Over $230 in monetary donations
  • 70 cans of soup
  • 15 packages of pasta/rice
  • 12 boxes of cereal
  • 3 packages of snacks
  • 110 Toys, games & stuffed animals
  • 8 cans/jars of fruits, peanut butter or jelly
  • 12 packs of dry soup mix
  • 5 dry mixes
  • 3 jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cans of infant formula

 Thank you to everyone who made a donation and made this one of Care Connections most successful collections!

Photo of Winning Wreath: Team #2. Fall Harvest themed.

Fall Decoration Contest

Once again SELCCU staff divided up into teams and decorated autumn wreaths.  We raised over $200 to donate to Genesis House with our contest and silent auction.  Thank you so much and keep an eye out for next years contest!



Stock image of hurricane.

Hurricane Relief

During September we collected donations in our lobbies for Hurricane Relief throughout the Gulf Coast.  In addition to this collection we also hosted a bake sale and raised over $470 to donate to CUAid.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation and enjoyed a delicious treat at our bake sale!



A photo of an assortment of multicolored backpacks and school supplies raised through our Backpack Campaign.

Lorain County School Supply Donation

In addition to our Build-A-Backpack Loan Program, we collected items in both our branches to donate to students in every district in Lorain County. This year we were able to donate 350 backpacks to help students learn! Thank you to everyone who financed a loan with us this summer and made a physical donation in our lobby.



A photo of the square adopted in downtown lorain filled with marigolds, lavendar and rocks painted by SELCCU employees.

Downtown Lorain's Adopt A Square

The Lorain County National Council of Negro Women, The Lorain Arts Council, Invest Lorain and Lorain’s Street Department are giving the community the chance to enhance Lorain by adopting a square downtown or participating in the Ward to Ward Beautification Project.“Adopt-A-Square” allows residents or organizations to choose a square on Broadway between Third and Ninth streets in downtown, according to Sylvia Duvall, program chair of the National Council of Negro Women. Read more about the Lorain County Adopt-A-Square program click here.


A picture of two Yorkie terriers of a SELCCU employee.

Friendship Animal Protective League 

In lieu of National Bring Your Dog To Work Day, on June 23, we sponsored a cutest dog contest where SELCCU staff brought in photos of their dog.  Members had the opportunity to cast a vote while we collected donations for the Friendship Animal Protective League in Lorain County.  Throughout the week of June 19-23 we collected $300 to donate to the shelter to help ensure the animals there are given excellent care along with quality food and supplies. 



A photo of the items we collected in our lobby to give to Blessing House, including formula, diapers, cleaning supplies, etc.

Blessing House's Children's Crisis Center 

Throughout April we collected items for Blessing House’s Children’s Crisis Center. Thank you to everyone who helped us fill up our donation box! These items help support children of families in crisis. The Blessing House serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for children and support for their families.



A photo of an assortment of baked goods from our Lorain office's bake sale.

The Children's Development Center

This February we raised over $500 for The Children's Development Center with our Valentine's Bake Sale!  Thank you to everyone who stopped in for a treat, or two.  The Children's Development Center is the only facility in Lorain County dedicated to providing therapy services to children with physical, communicative, and developmental challenges. 

A photo of the toy and food collection boxes filled to the brim in our lobby.

The Salvation Army

Thank you for all your kind donations throughout the holiday season.  Together we raised over $300 and our toy box was overflowing with generous gifts!  Everything was delivered to The Salvation Army so everyone could have a holiday to remember.