Our Community

At PeoplesChoice Credit Union we are members of a community, and we feel it is our obligation to give back. We are deeply committed to serving and improving the communities where our members live or work.

3 photos: PeoplesChoice Credit Union christmas tree, food donation table with girl holding thank you sign and people building playgroundPeoplesChoice Gives Back

Our Social Recognition Committee
(SRC) is pleased to report that PeoplesChoice had a record-breaking year, with 1,600 hours of total volunteer time tracked and funds raised exceeding any other year! In 2017, the Committee worked hard to raise funds and awareness in support of local non-profits through fundraising events such as:
  • This year we anticipate contributing Over $20,000 to Ending Hunger, from a 50/50 raffle
    conducted in the spring, the Polar Bear golf event , the fall cash calendar, and from candy sales,
    candle sales and other misc. fundraisers — all $1.00 at a time!

  • Our Social Responsibility Committee has 6 members with an additional 3 helpers at outlying
    branches. All fundraising efforts are supported by every employee of PeoplesChoice.

  • Collecting and donating Toys for Tots at all our branches.

  • The Great Book giveaway - Over $500 in free books located under the Christmas trees at each
    branch- preschool to grade 6.

  • Red Nose Day - benefit organized by Comic Relief to raise money for young people living in

  • $500 donated to Southern Maine Agency on Aging for their heating assistance program

  • Staff appreciation day and Halloween Costume contest for staff and member enjoyment.

  • Over 1600 volunteer hours for 2017!

We are so grateful to our generous membership and employees who helped us break records in our giving in 2017. We look forward to another great year of giving and community support in 2018.

Corporate Support

While we at PeoplesChoice are busy participating in our own charitable events, we also contribute corporately to local non-profits in their own fundraising goals. The list of donors receiving funds every year is large – and growing:


  • Amvets ladies Auxilliary
  • Angel Flight
  • Autism Speaks
  • Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
  • Biddeford City Theater
  • Biddeford Fire Department
  • Biddeford Firefighters
  • Biddeford High SchoolPeoplesChoice Credit Union Staff at a golf event with Sea Dogs Players
  • Biddeford High School Basketball
  • Biddeford Hockey Boosters
  • Biddeford Parks and Rec.
  • Biddeford/Saco Chamber of Commerce
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • C.K. Burns School
  • Camp Sunshine
  • Catholic Charities of Maine
  • Community Bicycle Center
  • Cub Scouts
  • Dyer Library
  • Easter Seals
  • Eastern Trail Alliance
  • Portland SeadogsPresident: Luke Labbe holding award
  • Ripple Effect
  • Riverside Drive Collective – 
  • Ending Hunger
  • Girls and Boys Little league
  • Good Shepherd Food Pantry
  • Heart Of Biddeford
  • Hospice of Southern Maine
  • Kiwanis Club of Sanford
  • Knights of Columbus
  • La Kermesse
  • Life Flight
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Maine Adaptive Sports
  • Maine Children Cancer Fund
  • Maine Fallen Heroes
  • Maine Historical Society
  • Maine’s Women's FundPeoplesChoice Credit Union Staff and dogs at American Heart Walk in Portland
  • March of Dimes
  • Massabesic Football
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Open Hands Open Hearts
  • Outdoors Again
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Portland Red Claws
  • Biddeford Disc Golf
  • Saco Main Street
  • Saco Salmon Restoration
  • Salvation Army of Maine
  • Sanford High School
  • Sanford Mainers Baseball
  • Sanford Police Cadets
  • Sanford/Springvale Mousam way land trust
  • Sanford/Springvale Rotary
  • Special Olympics
  • St. James School
  • St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic ChurchMassabesic High School financial fitness fair staff member speaking to students
  • St. Thomas
  • Strive
  • Sweetser
  • The Center for Grieving Children
  • Thornton Academy
  • UNE Athletics
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Bidd
  • United Way
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Waterhouse Field
  • Wells Chamber of Commerce
  • Wells High School
  • Wells Ogunquit Senior Center
  • Wells Rotary
  • YMCA of Southern Maine
  • York County Community Action
  • Many more...

We’ve got the space for our community to grow!

PeoplesChoice Community Rooms were utilized by many not-for-profit organizations. We wish to thank each of them for allowing us to host them and for the work that they do that makes our community a better place to live, work, learn and play.

We had 60 days where non-profits used our space in 2017! They include:

  • Saco School Department
  • Restorative Practices of Southern Maine
  • Sweetser
  • Biddeford School Department
  • Universalist Unitarian Church of Saco and
  • Biddeford Chamber
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Creative Work Programs
  • CPPC of Southern Maine
  • St Andre
  • Improving Futures
  • CE Classes for Real Estate Agents
  • YCCAC First time home buyers
  • Remax realty
  • Biddeford Saco rotary
  • Sacred Sounds for Healing and heath
  • CHCC
  • Maine Health Care @Home
  • Maine Office of Tourism
  • Natural Solutions for Winter Wellness

For scheduling information please contact Curt Carlson at (207) 282-4156. If you are a non-profit organization our community spaces are FREE to use. We would like to welcome your organization and your meeting into our space.

Your organization. Your meeting. Right Here. FREE.

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