We Invite You to Celebrate With Us!

In 2024, McCoy is celebrating our 70th anniversary with 70 Acts of Kindness for our members, our community, and our team. Stay tuned for some fun surprises that we'll announce throughout the year!

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On January 13, 2024, McCoy and The Russell Home hosted a Fun Run through Cypress Grove Park. This event served as the return of a much-loved community fundraiser for the nonprofit as well as the kickoff for McCoy’s 70 Acts of Kindness campaign for our 70th anniversary. McCoy donated race t-shirts and a start/finish line timer. McCoy team members gathered silent auction items and worked the event on race day. Additionally, several Boone High School students earned volunteer hours by working the registration tent and the water station. The goal was to ensure no costs were incurred for The Russell Home. The grand total of funds raised – from race registration fees, donations, silent auction funds, and a generous community member’s large donation through our WFTV 9 Family Connection partnership – was $16,111.

On January 24, 2024, Marketing and the Lake Nona Branch participated in Lake Nona Middle School’s STEAM Knight event. This is a new OCPS school partnership for us. The event focused on getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Marketing created a financial education trivia game that engaged both students and parents, encouraging them to learn together. 

February 2024 70 Acts of Kidness banner

Oak Ridge High School’s head coach for the Track & Field Program shared a need for student athletes, who are raising money for competition, apparel, and equipment. McCoy donated $500 to help them reach their goal. 

On Valentine’s Day, the Risk Management team posted words of encouragement on the bathroom mirror for their fellow team members at the McCoy Road Branch to see throughout the day. Messages included: “There’s no one like you,” “Your ideas matter,” “You can make mistakes,” and “I believe in you,” among many others. With inspiring messages like that, it was impossible to go back to your desk without a smile. 

Long-time partner, Servant’s Heart Ministry, requested assistance with the coins they collected during their Penny Parade event.

A representative visited the McCoy Road Branch to process $1,669.34 worth of coins. McCoy waived the coin processing fee to ensure all funds raised from their event could benefit the work of the ministry, saving them approximately $167.

On February 29, 2024, Marketing and the McCoy Road Branch participated in Walker Middle School’s STEAM Night, which focused on getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Marketing provided colorful budgeting worksheets and color changing mood pencils, combining science and math, engaging both students and parents alike.

March 2024 70 Acts of Kidness banner

 On March 8, the Marketing team presented a financial education workshop as part of the Matthew’s Hope Moving Forward program. The goal of the program is to assist participants with getting back to a life of financial freedom through a series of financial education courses. At this event, participants learned about credit and loans through an engaging Jeopardy-style game. 

On March 29, the Michigan Branch hosted a surprise SeaWorld ticket giveaway. Twenty-nine pairs of tickets were tucked inside coin envelopes on the teller line and drive-thru. When team members saw there were tickets inside the coin envelope they were using, they shared with the member that there was a special surprise from McCoy inside. Branch team members had so much fun seeing the joy on people’s faces. Comments included, “Wow! When we have the members look in their envelope, their faces just light up!” Also, “Giving away the tickets is so much fun!” and, “It’s going great. Members are loving the surprise!”

On March 30, McCoy hosted the annual Spring Shred Day event at the McCoy Road Branch. This Act of Kindness was threefold. Team members from Marketing, Facilities, and the McCoy Road Branch assisted members with safely discarding sensitive paperwork while supporting a local Scout troop that was doing the heavy lifting with a $500 donation and thanking our valued members with McCoy-branded gifts that included car organizers, umbrellas, tumblers, dog bowls, and RFID card sleeves. Overall, we served 341 cars and collected an estimated combined weight of 42,375 pounds of shred. 

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On April 9, two Marketing team members visited Ocoee High School to volunteer as business coaches with Junior Achievement of Central Florida’s 3DE program. The purpose of this volunteer day was to connect with students and coach them on their presentations for the 3DE National Case Partner, UPS. Each group was in varying stages of their presentations, from creating a SWOT analysis to discussing solutions to the problem that was presented. The students presented their recommendations to the judges at the end of April, and one of the groups that we worked with took home the trophy for the first annual 10.6 UPS Culminating Event.

McCoy sponsored Legacy Events for Education’s scholarship presentation event on April 22 in partnership with Orlando Health. We had the opportunity to speak with students and give the 2nd annual McCoy Cares Community Scholarship to West Orange High School student, Adeline Mueller, for the amazing work she has done with her nonprofit, Operation Shared Shoes, throughout her high school career. We did a special presentation with her at the Ocoee Branch in May.

McCoy also sponsored the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Education Awards on April 29 at Windermere High School. President/CEO Alvin Cowans was on stage to present scholarships and medals to the students who were being recognized. A Marketing representative gifted students with McCoy pens and hats as they exited the event.

Throughout the month of April, McCoy encouraged youth members to boost their savings. After the primary member is notified, the top youth saver at each of McCoy’s 15 branches will be provided with a $70 match directly into their account to keep their savings growing. 

May 70th Anniversary banner

Team members at the Apopka, Clermont, and Ocoee branches celebrated McCoy’s 70th anniversary on May 3 by giving away cookies to members in the lobbies. Sweet Life Cookies – a small business in Winter Garden – turned the anniversary logo into a delicious treat. 

The Marketing team hosted several Financial Education events with longtime partners to continue to build a steady financial foundation for their residents. On May 1, they hosted a Financial Self-Care Day at Woodridge Apartments – complete with activities, giveaways, and money mindfulness tips. On May 7, they treated Overture Hamlin residents to theater-style snacks while they presented on the topic of Fraud and Identity Theft. 

McCoy celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by bringing cookie platters, lemonade, and tea to the teachers at Lancaster Elementary School and Walker Middle School. We hope it brightened their day. 

Additionally, several donations were made in May to support varying community efforts. McCoy donated 20 branded hats and carabiners for goodie bags at the Vettes for Vets event hosted by the Central Florida Corvette Association, where an Accounting team member also volunteered. A $500 check was presented to Miss Ocala Teen, Noelle Schnacky, through Hope for Heart Kids, Inc. She will use the donation to purchase crowns and tiaras for her to present to the kids at the Give Kids the World Village Once Upon a Village Party.

On May 23, a check was presented to Foundation for Orange County Public Schools to support the Birthday Bites program for students at multiple Title 1 elementary schools in Orange County. This includes Washington Shore ES, Rock Lake ES, Chickasaw ES, and Lancaster ES, among others. McCoy’s $2,800 donation will ensure that 70 students can celebrate their birthday with their classmates.