Community & Charity

NorState's Charitable Campaigns

 People Helping People

NorState FCU lives by the Credit Union philosophy of "People Helping People.” Credit unions across the country, including NorState FCU are committed to their communities, offering financial services to underserved populations, engaging youth in financial education, returning profits to their members, and supporting volunteerism. That's why NorState has established a volunteer program that encourages staff to give back to our communities. From volunteering at a local food pantry to spending time at an animal shelter to landscaping at a local park, our staff is dedicated to making a difference in our communities.  

Coin Sorter Charity Fundraiser

NorState FCU donates its annual member fees collected from our coin sorter machines located in Fort Kent, Madawaska and Presque Isle. Our 2022 recipients will be Angel Flight New England and Patient AirLift Services (PALS).   Both non-profit organizations provide free flights for patients requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up appointments who live in rural areas or whose financial resources would not otherwise enable  them to receive medical treatment or diagnosis. Funds raised will go towards assisting those in need of their services in our local area. 

Previous year's recipients include:                                                                                                                                                                                                        

2021: Local Food Pantries - $5569.97                                                                                                                                                                                      2020: Activities Departments of multiple County Nursing/Assisted Living Facilities  - $5,092.45                                                                2019:  Adults w/Special Needs Organizations - $6,000.00                                                                                                                                                  2018:  United Veterans of Maine - Farm of Hope:  $6,561.47                                                                                                                                                2017: Special Olympics Aroostook Chapter - $7,827.28                                                                                                                                                        2016 Heather & Liam Connection & Aroostook Autism Support Group - $8469.23                                                                                            2015: Hope & Justice Project - $3,517.08                                                                                                                                                                              2014: American Red Cross - $1,687.02                                                                                                                                                                 

Ending Hunger Campaign

NorState Federal Credit Union’s Ending Hunger Campaign is a yearlong effort to raise awareness and funds for local food pantries throughout Aroostook County. NorState FCU’s local efforts raised $16970.66  in 2021! Since the 90’s, Maine Credit Unions have collectively raised over $11.3 million to help end hunger in Maine. 100% of all money raised stays in Maine and is distributed back into the communities that raised those funds.

All contributions are tax-deductible. To make a contribution to the NorState's Ending Hunger Campaign, stop by one of our credit union branches, or send check made payable to NorState End Hunger Campaign, 78 Fox Street, Madawaska, ME 04756. Make check payable to Ending Hunger Campaign.