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Miracle Jean Day

Going Casual for the Kids

It’s amazing what dedicated teamwork can do. Horizons FCU employees are “going casual for the kids” and participating in Miracle Jeans Day, a fundraiser benefiting Golisano children’s hospital. On October 30th , members of the Horizons FCU staff will donate $5 to the hospital in exchange for wearing jeans to work. Every dollar raised on this day will help us raise money to contribute to the nationwide goal of raising $350,000.

Members can participate as well! Visit any branch to donate a dollar for a Miracle Jeans Day paper icon, before October 30th. Write your name on the icon, so we can proudly display it in our branch for the weeks leading up to Miracle Jeans Day. When the community comes together out of love and support, we can all see and feel good about the results. It truly is a miracle.

Stop by, and help us support the kids!

Horizons FCU wins 2019 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

Horizons Federal Credit Union has been declared the first place winner of the 2019 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award in the $50 million to $250 million asset size category. This award is given to credit unions who improve the lives of community members through outreach programs. The award will be accepted by Horizons FCU President & CEO Mario DiFulvio at the 2019 NYCUA Annual Meeting and Convention in June.

Horizons FCU is being recognized for its contribution to Horace Mann Elementary school’s “Calming Bench” project. Horizons donated a bench themed “Throw your troubles away.” The bench provides students a place to sit and write about their feelings; it also provides a locked box that students can put their writing in so that no one can read it. The project is meant to give students a judgement-free way to express their emotions. In addition to the bench, Horizons FCU organized classes for students to learn money management skills.

This is the 13th time Horizons FCU has won the first place Dora Maxwell Award. In the past, Horizons has been recognized for its Outstanding Student Night and Family Fun Friday programs.

Additional, Horizons was named the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen of the year in 2008, won the Credit Union National Association Diamond Award for a Community Event, and the United Way Chairman’s Award.

Tech Support Scam

A tech support scam is going around, affecting over 200 million people.

The tech-support scam involves exploiting people by infecting, or pretending to infect, their computer with a virus and offering to resolve the issue for a fee. Scammers often pose as well-known tech companies and use phones or internet pop-ups to warn the victim of a threat to their computer. When the victim accepts help, the scammer will ask for permission to use remote access to resolve the issue. With remote access, the scammer has the ability to install a virus, access personal files and control programs on the victim’s computer.

Horizons FCU urges its members to use caution when interacting with people online; never give someone you don’t know access to your computer or any personal information. If you or someone you know has encountered a scam, don’t hesitate to file a complaint with the FTC at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov or 877-FTC-HELP.

17th Annual FFF

Horizons FCU to Host 17th Annual Family Fun Friday and School Supply Giveaway

Horizons Federal Credit Union will celebrate its 17th year of Family Fun Friday with a press conference on Friday, August 31st at 12:30 p.m. at the credit union’s main office at 120 Main Street in Binghamton.

The award-winning Family Fun Friday provides free, fun, and educational activities for children of all ages. This year the children will enjoy crafts, games, music by Mix 103.3, mascots from the Rumble Ponies and Binghamton University, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park Zoomobile, a school supply and backpack giveaway, and more. Free hot dogs, ice pops, apples, granola bars, chips, popcorn, and drinks will be provided.

Family Fun Friday is made possible with the generous support of Barnes & Noble of Vestal, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Binghamton Devils, Binghamton University Athletics, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s – Main Street, Wendy’s – Main Street, Catholic Charities of Broome County, FidelisCare, Wegman’s, Maines Food & Party Warehouse, Five Below, and Huff Ice Cream Co. Horizons Federal Credit Union members also donated backpacks and funds to purchase additional school supplies and backpacks, making this year the biggest school supply giveaway in the history of Family Fun Friday.

Horizons has won the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award 12 times for its many community efforts, as well as three times for its Family Fun Friday program. This award recognizes a credit union that goes beyond personal finance education and gives back to members of the community through outreach programs. Over the last 16 years, Family Fun Friday has touched the lives of thousands of children and families – fulfilling the credit union’s social purpose of “people helping people” and inspiring a sense of pride for the community.

Horizons Federal Credit Union serves nearly 12,000 members who live, work, or attend school in Broome County. In addition to its Main Street branch, Horizons Federal Credit Union has offices located in the Campus Plaza in Vestal and on Hooper Road in Endwell.

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Horizons FCU Wins Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

The New York Credit Union Association announced Horizons Federal Credit Union as winner of the 2018 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award in the $50 million to $250 million asset size category. The award honors credit unions that strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-members through community outreach programs and will be presented to Horizons FCU President & CEO Mario DiFulvio at the 2018 NYCUA Annual Meeting and Convention in June.

Horizons FCU is being recognized for its Outstanding Students Program, which was created to recognize local students who excel in academics and leadership in and out of school. Students were selected by their teachers and received a certificate of excellence, tickets to a Binghamton Rumble Ponies minor league baseball game on Outstanding Students Night, and the chance to participate in the post-game parade. In addition to publicly recognizing the students for the success, the program also raised awareness about the financial education and youth products offered by the credit union.

This is the 12th time Horizons FCU has won the first place Dora Maxwell Award. Previous winning outreach efforts include the Family Fun Fridays Program, fundraising efforts for Relay for Life and the American Heart Association, a community art project, and the credit union’s work with the Binghamton Safe Streets Association.

“People helping people is the bedrock of the credit union movement and we fully believe in that at Horizons,” said DiFulvio. “Our mission has always been to provide excellent, friendly service to our members while also giving back to the community that has supported us since 1937, and we will continue to do so.”

Along with earning multiple Dora Maxwell Awards, Horizons FCU was named the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen of the Year in 2008. The credit union has also won the Credit Union National Association Diamond Award for a Community Event and the United Way Chairman’s Award.

Horizons FCU Donates Calming Bench to Horace Mann Elementary School

Ceremony 1Horizons Federal Credit Union donated a Calming Bench to Horace Mann Elementary School during a ceremony on Wednesday, March 21st. The bench, themed “Throw Your Troubles Away,” is part of a program through the school that allows students to remove themselves from bad situations by sitting on the bench, writing down what is bothering them, and “throwing” their troubles away.

The donation is part of a larger partnership between Horizons FCU and Horace Mann Elementary that will include a student savings program and a financial education seminar series for teachers and parents of Horace Mann students.

“We’ve partnered in the past with Horace Mann on other projects and this is a logical extension of that relationship,” said Mario DiFulvio, President and CEO of Horizons Federal Credit Union. “We are excited to provide whatever we can to our young neighbors in the community because they are the future.”

DiFulvio and Horace Mann Principal Peter Stewart were joined by students, faculty, and members of the media during the ceremony at the school.

“One of our goals is to really create students that are self-motivated and self-disciplined,” said Stewart. “Not only with their school work but with their behavior and, as you know, this is going to be reflective later on in life, where they’re going to have to make decisions.”

Horizons Federal Credit Union serves nearly 12,000 members who live, work or attend school in Broome County, with branches in Binghamton, Endwell, and Vestal. Horace Mann Elementary is part of the Binghamton City School District and serves students in kindergarten through grade five.

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Horizons FCU Hosts 16th Annual Family Fun Friday

Horizons Federal Credit Union held its 16th Family Fun Friday on Friday, August 25th at the credit union’s main office in Binghamton.

The award-winning Family Fun Friday provides free, fun and educational activities for children of all ages. This year the children enjoyed games with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and Devils, face painting, visits from mascots Rowdy the Pony and Baxter, a school supply backpack giveaway, and live entertainment from Lori and iHeartRadio.

Nearly 200 children received school supplies which were provided by Horizons FCU with the help of donations from Walmart, Target, and ACCO Brands. Backpacks were provided by the credit union and Liberty Mutual agent Greg Tifft.

A press conference was also held to commemorate the event. Horizons FCU President & CEO Mario DiFulvio was joined by Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, who spoke to local media about the importance of the event and what it means to the community.

For press coverage of the event:

Horizons’ 16th Annual “Family Fun Friday” Makes Impact on Kids (Fox 40)

Horizons FCU Hosts Family Fun Friday in Binghamton (12 News WBNG)

Horizons FCU to Host 16th Annual Family Fun Friday

Horizons Federal Credit Union will celebrate its 16th year of Family Fun Friday with a press conference on Friday, August 25th at 12:00 p.m. at the credit union’s main office at 120 Main Street in Binghamton.

The award-winning Family Fun Friday provides free, fun, and educational activities for children of all ages. This year the children will enjoy crafts, games, music by Mix 103.3, the Rumble Ponies mascot, face painting, a school supply and backpack giveaway, and more. Free hotdogs, ice-pops, popcorn and drinks will be provided.

In addition to local families, Horizons FCU invites local community groups to participate. This year children from the Binghamton Housing Authority will attend with transportation provided with the help of BC Transit. Family Fun Friday is also made possible with the generous support of Barnes & Noble of Vestal, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Binghamton Devils, Binghamton Junior League, Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways, Binghamton University, CHOW, Target, Wal-Mart, Wegman’s, Chuck E. Cheese’s, McDonald’s – Main Street, Wendy’s – Main Street, Liberty Mutual, Chobani, United Way of Broome County, CCE BC Eat Smart New York, the City of Binghamton, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and Huff Ice Cream Co.

Horizons has won the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award 11 times for its many community efforts, as well as three times for its Family Fun Friday program. This award recognizes a credit union that goes beyond personal finance education and gives back to members of the community through outreach programs. Over the last 15 years, Family Fun Friday has touched the lives of thousands of children and families – fulfilling the credit union’s social purpose of “people helping people” and inspiring a sense of pride for the community.

Horizons Federal Credit Union serves nearly 12,000 members who live, work or attend school in Broome County. In addition to its Main Street branch, Horizons Federal Credit Union has offices located in the Campus Plaza in Vestal and on Hooper Road in Endwell.

Horizons Federal Credit Union Wins Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

The New York Credit Union Association announced Horizons Federal Credit Union as winner of the 2017 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award in the $50 million to $250 million asset size category. The award honors credit unions that strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-members through community outreach programs and will be presented to Horizons FCU President & CEO Mario DiFulvio at the 2017 NYCUA Annual Meeting and Convention, which begins June 1st in Bolton Landing, NY.

Horizons FCU won the award for its Helping Hands Program, which encourages employees to volunteer their free time to help community organizations by rewarding them with points, which can be redeemed for a $25 Visa gift card and recognition at the credit union’s monthly staff meetings. Through Helping Hands, Horizons FCU employees volunteered at the Southern Tier Food Bank’s “Backpack Repack” Program, which provides food to elementary students of low-income families; CHOW events, where food is distributed to low-income families out of a mobile food pantry; the CHOW Garden, where volunteers help farm a garden that provides vegetables to hundreds of families throughout Broome County; and others.

The win marks the 11th time Horizons FCU has won the Dora Maxwell Award. Previous winning outreach efforts include the Family Fun Fridays Program, fundraising efforts for Relay for Life, a community art project, and the Binghamton Safe Streets Association.

“People helping people is the bedrock of the credit union movement and we fully believe in that at Horizons,” said DiFulvio. “Our mission has always been to provide excellent, friendly service to our members while also giving back to the community that has supported us since 1937, and we will continue to do so.”

Along with multiple Dora Maxwell Awards, Horizons FCU was named the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen of the Year in 2008. The credit union has also won the Credit Union National Association’s Diamond Award for a Community Event and the United Way Chairman’s Award.

Horizons @ Home and Horizons Mobile Security Upgrades Coming May 21st

Upgrades are coming to Horizons @ Home and Horizons Mobile which are designed to heighten security and further protect your accounts.

Due to these upgrades, Horizons @ Home and Horizons Mobile will be unavailable from approximately 4am until approximately 10am on Sunday, May 21, 2017 while we make system upgrades to our Multi-Factor Authentication software. Once upgrades are complete, members will be able to log in as usual.

Thank you for your patience while we enhance our software for your safety.

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