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.

Various Community Events and Volunteer Efforts

Our Social Responsibility Committee is pleased to report that PeoplesChoice had a record-breaking year, with 2,000 hours of total volunteer time tracked and funds raised exceeding any other year! In 2023, the Committee worked hard to raise funds and awareness in support of local non-profits through fundraising events such as:


  • Our Social Responsibility Committee has 15 members. All fundraising efforts are supported by every employee of PeoplesChoice.
  • Saco Third Floor Community Space – Donated more than 50 Days per year
  • In 2024, we will have 6 employees with 30+ years of service, 5 of whom have 35+ years of service and another 11 with over 10 years of service.
  • PCU contributed over $103Ktoward community organizations in 2023
  • Along with your support in various fundraisers and initiatives, the PCU community raised almost $41Kin 2023, all of which gets distributed to Ending Hunger, Special Olympics, and United Way.  This is in addition to the $103K, for a total community impact of $144K!
  • Third year of supporting Southern Maine Agency on Aging for their heating assistance program
  • Staff Appreciation Day and Halloween Costume contest for staff and member enjoyment.
  • Over 2000 volunteer hours for 2023!


We are so grateful to our generous members and employees who helped us break records in our giving in 2023.

We look forward to another great year of giving and community support in 2024.

Community 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 Auxiliary
  • Angel Flight
  • Autism Speaks
  • Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
  • Biddeford City Theater
  • Biddeford Fire Department
  • Biddeford Firefighters
  • Biddeford High School
  • 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 Sea Dogs
  • 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 Fund
  • March of Dimes
  • Massabesic Football
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Open Hands Open Hearts
  • Outdoors Again
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Maine Celtics
  • 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 Church
  • St. Thomas
  • Strive
  • Sweetser
  • The Center for Grieving Children
  • Thornton Academy
  • UNE Athletics
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Biddeford
  • 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

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.

Some non-profits that used our space in 2022 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 info@peopleschoiceme.org or call 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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