Community & Charity

NorState FCU Charitable Campaigns

NorState's Music in the Park

NorState FCU has partnered with Madawaska’s Music in the Park series, held annually on Thursday evenings in the town’s Bicentennial Park. The local music series has been alive and well attended for many years thanks to a dedicated committee of locals who love to bring joy and music to young and old alike. A variety of local musicians, many of who donate or offer their time and talents at a reduced rate, keep the local event moving forward. The NorState Music in the Park series opens mid-June and is free to all who come to listen to local musicians from 6-8pm, every Thursday evening through September. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket, bring your family and friends, and enjoy the entertainment, vendors and the atmosphere of community!

For more information on the 2019 Acadian Festival activities including the Music in the Park music series visit their website.

People Helping People

NorState FCU lives by the Credit Union philosophy of "People Helping People.” Credit unions across the country, including NorState FCU are committed to their communities, offering financial services to underserved populations, engaging youth in financial education, returning profits to their members, and supporting volunteerism. That's why NorState has established a volunteer program that encourages staff to give back to our communities. From volunteering at a local food pantry to spending time at an animal shelter to landscaping at a local park, our staff is dedicated to making a difference in our communities.

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Coin Sorter Charity Fundraiser

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NorState FCU donates its annual member fees collected from our coin sorter machines located in Fort Kent, Madawaska and Presque Isle. Our 2018 charity was the United Veterans of Maine - Farm of Hope in Caribou, ME. NorState FCU presented them a check for $6,561.47 on February 8, 2019.

Our 2019  charity will be three organizations that serve adults with special needs in our communities.  St. John Valley Associates (Madawaska), Northern Aroostook Alternatives (Van Buren), and Central Aroostook Association (Presque Isle).

Previous year's recipients include:                                                                                                                                                                                                        2017: Special Olympics Aroostook Chapter - $7,827.28                                                                                                                                                        2016 Heather & Liam Connection & Aroostook Autism Support Group - $8469.23                                                                                            2015: Hope & Justice Project - $3,517.08                                                                                                                                                                              2014: American Red Cross - $1,687.02                                                                                                                                                                 

Ending Hunger Campaign

NorState Federal Credit Union’s Ending Hunger Campaign is a yearlong effort to raise awareness and funds for local food pantries throughout Aroostook County. NorState FCU’s local efforts raised over $20,430 in 2018! Since the 90’s, Maine Credit Unions have collectively raised over $8 million to help end hunger in Maine. 100% of all money raised stays in Maine and is distributed back into the communities that raised those funds.

All contributions are tax-deductible. To make a contribution to the Ending Hunger efforts, with pantries in Fort Kent, Eagle Lake, St. Agatha, Sinclair, Frenchville, Madawaska, St. David, Grand Isle, Van Buren, Ft. Fairfield, Easton, Presque Isle and Ashland, stop by one of our credit union branches, or send check made payable to NorState End Hunger Campaign, 78 Fox Street, Madawaska, ME 04756.

Hope for the Holidays Food Drive 2018

From December 1st to December 31, 2018, NorState FCU with it's branch locations in Madawaska, Van Buren, Eagle Lake, Ashland, Fort Kent, and Presque Isle, along with local businesses helped to collect over 13,800 lbs. of non-perishable food items for our local food pantries.