ICU Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948 to bring awareness to the ways credit unions improve the lives of their members around the world. This day is a chance to celebrate the global co-operative movement and look back on the accomplishments, successes, and achievements of credit unions and their members.

The theme for 2020 is "Inspiring Hope for a Global Community."

In 2020, Access and Crosstown Civic Credit Unions supported more than 300 local charities and contributed more than $545,000 to inspiring hope on a local level. Earlier in the process, we promised that the new Access Credit Union would have an even greater capacity to give back to its members and the growing community it serves. Imagine what we are capable of supporting together in 2021.

Why do hundreds of millions of people worldwide choose credit unions? Because each credit union puts an emphasis on providing service to its members and local communities. That local service—community by community—contributes to a global reach that touches more than 274 million members. As cooperative and democratic financial institutions, credit unions' success depends on the success of their members and their community. Your best interest is in our best interest. Today, we'll join more than 85,000 credit unions from 118 countries to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of International Credit Union Day.

Credit unions strive to make the world a better place for their members by offering affordable rates and high-quality service that simplify their lives and empower them to meet their financial goals. Learn more about how we fuel our communities: