In the Community

In the Community: 

First Federal employees are joining in on building our community.  Each of our employees is involved in our schools, our churches, our community organizations,  and our youth activities as part of an effort to build our communities.  Keep checking back to see some of our different activities!


First Federal Credit Union and the Cedar Rapids Kernels have created the HomeRun for Hunger program, a collaborative initiative to support the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP). HomeRun for Hunger volunteers from First Federal and the Cedar Rapids Kernels will pick up food donations from vendors near the end of each Downtown Farmers’ Market where items will then be donated to HACAP.


Our First Federal team worked hard during the United Way Day of Caring! The work site was Camp Courageous where we removed rock and spread mud/dirt to get ready for a new lawn! What a day!


Krista Swyers helping with Shred Day for Money Smart Week!


First Federal Employees, Joan Cunningham, Cydnee Moses, Tiffany Eiselstein and Chuck Lampe preparing and serving pancakes at Truman Elementary at their Pancake Breakfast. 


First Federal Credit Union employees volunteering on behalf of the Cedar Valley Chapter of Credut Unions at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids annual Gala! 


Chris Neal preparing and delivering meals for Horizons Meals on Wheels.



Board Member, Greg Schluter and Employees, Tracy Folkmann and Joan Cunningham, helped prepare meals for Horizon’s Annual Lunch Box Fundraiser. 


First Federal’s recipient of our 2016 Volunteer Award, Shannon Wright, was awarded $500 to donate towards an organization related to her involvement in the community! Shannon presented $500 to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity and Habitat’s Executive Director, Jeff Capps. Shannon continues to volunteer in the Restore and serve on the Restore’s Board of Directors!


Tracy Folkmann, First Federal’s recipient of our 2016 Volunteer Hours Award, was given $500 to donate towards an organization related to her involvement in the community! Tracy donated $500 to Horizons, A Family Service Alliance after volunteering a majority of her volunteer hours in the kitchen at Horizons!


Congratulations to First Federal’s 2016 employee Volunteer Award winners! Shannon Wright awarded Volunteer of the Year and Tracy Folkmann awarded Most Volunteer Hours Award.


Tracy Folkmann, Chris Neal, Mellissa Daville, Nicole Osterhaus, Kallie Nichols, and Krista Swyers helped families shop at Toys for Tots.


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First Federal employees participated in the Meals from the Heartland by packaging almost 5,000 meals!


Joan Cunningham and her daughter volunteering for Hiawatha’s soccer program.


Greta Hanson preparing lunch at The Salvation Army.


Shannon Wright building a house with Habitat for Humanity.

Shayla Youker and Tiffany Eiselstein filling jello cups for Horizons Meals on Wheels.













Cydnee Moses participating in the post offices Stamp Out Hunger.


Matthew Moore and Tiffany Eiselstein preparing boxes for Stamp Out Hunger.










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Members and Employees work together to box food.


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Joan Cunningham and Tracy Folkmann helped prepare 409 meals for Horizons Meals on Wheels.


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Tracy Folkmann participating in the City of Cedar Rapids one bag challenge!



Cydnee Moses volunteering at Habitat For Humanity’s Women Build laying sod.

Tracy Folkmann and Nicole Osterhaus volunteered in the Kitchen at Horizons.










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Joan Cunningham helping in the kitchen at St. Pius.


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Joan Cunningham on parking lot duty at a Cedar Rapids soccer tournament.

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Tracy Folkmann participating in the one bag challenge to help clean up Cedar Rapids.










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First Federal employees helped families shop and bag their Christmas presents at the Toys for Tots warehouse!



In October, First Federal employees celebrated Columbus Day by visiting Horizons, a non-profit agency in Cedar Rapids that works with families in a variety of circumstances. First Federal employees helped prepare meals for the Meals on Wheels program and then worked in the Horizons garden!


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First Federal Employees helped pack meals with Meals for the Heartland in Des Moines, IA.



 Joan Cunningham, Nicole Osterhaus and Tracy Folkmann helped serve RAGBRI participants as they stopped in Hiawatha on the RAGBRI route.











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