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Leaders Credit Union Gives Over $8,500 for Leaders with Love Projects This Holiday Season

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JACKSON, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2023)Leaders Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., spread holiday cheer around West Tenn. with their seventh annual “From Leaders with Love” project. Beginning December 1, each branch and department of Leaders adopted a goodwill project in the community. Projects included gift baskets for residents of The Cades Center, taking lunch to emergency room workers, giving Christmas presents to homeless children in Jackson, donating blood to Lifeline Blood Services, and many more. Throughout December, Leaders carried out fourteen projects and gave approximately $8,500 towards “From Leaders with Love” events.



“As a credit union, our mission is to power the passion of our members and make lives better, and I think that passion comes from our financial champions here,” President and CEO Todd Swims said. “I love the fact that they get to choose their own projects and help people they're passionate about in the community because that's really who we are at our core. 

Leaders challenged their staff to select projects that were close to their hearts. Each project was funded by Leaders because they are passionate about being community minded and helping organizations that are transforming the community every day. Leaders released a compilation video of the projects on their YouTube channel on Friday, December 15. Watch our full Leaders with Love 2023 video on YouTube. 

“You don’t have to have a membership with Leaders to be served by Leaders,” Brenna Whitman, Champion Development Manager, said. “This is why we do this, to really help others and to serve and to remind ourselves that we are so lucky to be a part of this community.”


Leaders with Love projects included:

  • South Highland Branch: The Cade Center
  • Member Solutions Department: WRAP (Wo/Men's Resource & Rap Assistance Program)
  • North Highland Branch: JMCGH Emergency Room
  • Union City Branch: Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • Oil Well: Jackson Animal Care Center
  • Corporate Office: Gifts for Meals on Wheels Individuals
  • Milan Branch: Isaiah 117 House
  • E-Branch: JMCSS Homeless Assistance Program
  • Thomsen Farms Branch: State Veterans Home in Humboldt
  • Marketing Department: Lifeline Blood Services
  • Bartlett Branch: Spreading Sunshine
  • Indirect Department: The Place of Jackson
  • Dyersburg Branch: Dyer County Human Society
  • Mortgage Services: RIFA



About Leaders Credit Union
Leaders Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution established in 1957 by five Jackson educators and has grown to over 65,000 members and nine branches across West Tenn. As one of the largest and most stable credit unions in the nation, Leaders exists to serve the needs of its members and lead the way on their behalf. Leaders is an Equal Housing Lender and is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information about Leaders Credit Union, visit their website.