Christian Organizations Join Forces For Children
CCCU and CAFO team up to help credit union members make a big difference for the world’s most vulnerable children
(McLean, Virginia) Since 1957, the Christian Community Credit Union (CCCU) has included organizations, churches and individual members active in serving their neighbors. In a recent survey of the community, CCCU members reiterated this deep commitment, expressing a special desire to serve orphans and other children in great need.
The Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) was formed to unite Christians organizations and churches worldwide to answer God’s call to care for “the orphan in distress.” Since 2004, the CAFO community — which now includes more than 200 organizations and a global network of churches — has coordinated joint initiatives designed to see every child experience God’s unfailing love through His people.
Now, these two leading Christian organizations have paired their strengths to make a bigger difference together. CCCU aims to help their members extend the impact of their generosity for vulnerable children, both near and far. Meanwhile, CAFO will help connect CCCU members with initiatives in which trusted Christian ministries worldwide work in unison to provide love and belonging for vulnerable children and families.
“In a recent member survey, protecting vulnerable children was one of the top giving priorities that’s near and dear to the heart of our members,” said Blair Korschun, Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO. “By having CAFO as our new charity partner, we’re fulfilling our members wishes while allowing us to serve more individuals and organizations who may not have otherwise been eligible to join the Credit Union. It’s our blessing to partner with CAFO and we’re excited to see what the Lord has in store for us through this partnership.”
“It’s beautiful to see the Kingdom impact when Christians join together in a vision larger than any one organization could achieve alone,” said Jedd Medefind, president of CAFO. “I’m thrilled that CCCU and its members are plunging in alongside the global CAFO community to extend God’s love, protection and care to children the world so often forgets.”
The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 200 respected organizations and 800+ churches worldwide in joint initiatives that inspire and equip Christians to effectively live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children.
About the Christian Community Credit Union:
Christian Community Credit Union has over $800 million in assets and over 30,000 members nationwide. For over 64 years, the Credit Union has served as a financial partner of Christian ministries, churches, and their members.