Unity One CU informs: Free school supplies, uniforms and more at Gear Up!

 

 

Unity One Credit Union held its twelfth annual “Gear Up 4 School” supply giveaway on Saturday, August 18, from 8 – 10 a.m. at its Stockyards branch located at 2625 N. Main St. (across the street from Billy Bob’s parking lot and next to Los Vaqueros). The event, created to be a resource for families, gifts children with school mandated supplies while exposing them to small businesses and organizations in the community. 

The credit union distributed 350 drawstring backpacks containing items such as: pencils, notebooks, crayons and scissors. Supplies were distributed on a first come, first served basis; students had to be present to receive the supplies.  

For the second year, the event featured FREE uniforms for students through a GoodPop clothing closet, which was graciously sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. In addition to the Fort Worth ISD approved uniforms, students received new socks and underwear to start the new school year off right.

The students were also able to step onto the Essilor Vision Foundation’s vision screening bus for their opportunity to have an eye exam and glasses made on-site while they waited. 

“Being able to partner with Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth and the Essilor Vision Foundation has really turned the event into a place where students can get everything they need to exceed in the upcoming school year. There’s no better feeling than seeing the smile on a child’s face when they walk into class on their first day of school fully prepared,” said Gary Williams, president of Unity One Credit Union. 

In addition to the free backpacks, uniforms and eye exams, attendees enjoyed free breakfast tacos, unlimited Kona Ice, caricature drawings and face painting, as well as the opportunity to visit booths manned by local businesses such as: the Fort Worth ISD Communications department, the Fort Worth Library, LULAC and more.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

 

About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

 

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

Unity One CU Scheduled Maintenance (August 2018) (Clone)

System Maintenance will be conducted on the following days. This may affect online, mobile and telephone banking performance temporarily.

Tuesday, August 21, 7 p.m. - 12 midnight
Friday, August 31, 7 p.m. - 12 midnight

 

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Unity One CU informs: Santa is coming!

6c616e6a-a89e-4263-878a-ded025f5cbdbYes, you read that right!

Santa is coming this Saturday, July 28, to our North Tarrant branch from 12 - 1 p.m. He'll be decked out in his finest summer attire and ready to take pictures with your little ones. 

And, we'll be handing out gifts and sweet treats to our members at other locations as well.

Plus, you can still take advantage of our special Christmas in July loan rate at any of our branches and online from now until July 31.

We hope to see you there!

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Unity One CU Scheduled Maintenance (July 2018)

System Maintenance will be conducted on the following days. This may affect online, mobile and telephone banking performance temporarily.

Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. - 12 midnight
Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m. - 12 midnight

 

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Unity One CU informs: Gear Up 4 School is August 19!

Join us at our annual Gear Up 4 School event at the Stockyards branch on Saturday, August 18, from 8 - 10 a.m.

This year, we are pleased to once again partner with Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth to provide free FWISD approved uniforms for students in grades K-8 at the event. Plus, the Essilor Vision Foundation will be on-site in their mobile eye exam unit to provide free eye exams and eye wear to students! 

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*Students must be present to receive school supplies, uniforms and eye exams. School supplies and uniforms will be handed out on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Not all attendees will receive an eye exam as appointments are limited. Eye exam appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. The mobile eye exam clinic will be on-site from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Unity One CU informs: Mobile Deposit Endorsement Update

As of July 1, 2018, new federal regulations require all checks deposited via remote deposit capture (mobile deposit) be endorsed with, "For Mobile Deposit Only @ Unity One Credit Union." This sentence should appear under your signature and account number.

This endorsement ensures that your check won't be rejected due to these new regulations, which protects members from depositing the same check more than once.

Here is an example of a properly endorsed check under the new federal regulation:

Mobile Deposit Update Requirement

If you need assistance, we're here to help! Contact us online or call (800) 628-5517.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Unity One CU informs: Food Drive benefiting NICA

Ho, ho, ho!

In the spirit of Christmas in July, we’ve partnered with the Northside Inter-Community Agency to help provide food for local area residents. We’ll be collecting donations throughout the month of July. If you’d like to donate, you may bring the items to any of the Fort Worth area branches. Any and all donations are appreciated!

Food Drive Flyer

Bill Pay Service Interruption

Bill Pay Users: There has been a delay with posted payments, and we are working to solve the problem. Your patience is requested. However, if you have any further questions, e-mail mbrservice@unityone.org or call 1-800-628-5517.

Unity One CU informs: 3 Tips to Protect Yourself Against Fraud

shutterstock_412668235 smallA recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021.

With that staggering statistic in mind, we'd like to share three tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of fraud. 

1. Be selective of who you give your account information to. When you give your account information to somebody, they can then use your account and routing number to perform unauthorized transactions on your account. It's easier than ever to send money electronically, create fraudulent checks or use a debit card for online purchases.

2. Only give account access to joint account owners. Allowing anyone online access to your account when they are not a joint account holder allows them direct access to your money. It allows them to transfer funds out of your account online without your knowledge, or make fraudulent deposits via mobile banking. These deposits will utimately be returned and you will be responsible for any negative balance or fees associated with the returns. 

3. Never accept money, transfers or checks from someone you don't know. Fraudsters will often ask you to fraudulently deposit money into your account and return a portion of the funds via cash or gift cards. They even allow you to keep a portion of the deposit for your trouble. The problem? Again, the deposits will be returned and you will be responsible for the full amount plus fees.   

Remember: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. It's up to you to help keep the fraudsters out of your account. 

Unity One CU Scheduled Maintenance (May 2018) (Clone)

System Maintenance will be conducted on the following days. This may affect online, mobile and telephone banking performance temporarily.

  • Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m.-12 midnight
  • Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m.-12 midnight


 

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