News and Events
New Site Launch!
On July 31st we went live with a new website!
Things to love about our new site:
• A clean, modern format
An optimal experience whether you are viewing from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone
• ADA-compliance which will allows those who use assistive devices for web surfing to access our site content
1 Please be aware that our new web address is www.abcofcu.org.
2 This change has not affected online banking. Your login credentials are the same.
We are always working to improve your ABCO member experience and we hope you enjoy the new site.
Now Collecting Backpacks and School Supplies at All Locations
Support area students by donating school supplies at any ABCO branch location now through August 15th! With your donation, children and teens throughout South Jersey will have the opportunity to start the school year confident and ready to learn. Donations will be dropped off at the Center for Family Services in late August.
Backpacks for ages 4-18 (preferably without wheels)
Loose leaf paper (both wide-ruled and college-ruled)
Spiral notebooks (both wide-ruled and college-ruled)
3- ring binders (no larger than 2")
Blue and black pens
Plain 2-pocket folders
Dividers (to insert into binders)
Crayons (24 ct. or more)
Tissues (any size)
Dry Erase markers
About Center for Family Services
Center For Family Services is a strong and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives. With a history dating back to 1920, they remain committed to uplifting individuals and families through our innovative continuum of care.
Headquartered on Benson Street in Camden City, New Jersey, Center For Family Services has office locations and programs at more than 68 locations across New Jersey's southern region.
Announcing the ABCO FCU Foundation 2018/2019 Scholarship Winners
ABCO Cares about education! ABCO Federal Credit Union is a proud supporter of the ABCO Federal Credit Union Foundation, which was established in 2013 to offer scholarships to high school students in the areas that we serve. The foundation has a strong belief in supporting post secondary educational endeavors through scholarship awards for students in pursuit of a college education, post secondary training, apprenticeships and/or career development programs.
We are pleased to announce the (7) winners which will receive $1,500 scholarships this year.
Allyn Daniels - Gloucester Co. Institute of Tech.
Brett Guetens - Washington Township HS
(West Chester University)
Anthony Iatarola - Washington Township HS
Caitlin McGeehan - Woodbury Senior HS
Terrence Meekins - Camden County Technical HS
(Stevens Institute of Tech.)
Madeleine Sonday - New Egypt HS
Eric Uhorchuk - Clearview Regional HS
Congratulations to all of our winners!
If you have a child or grandchild who is a senior in high school this year, he/she can apply for the 2019/2020 scholarship. The application will be available on our website in January 2020.
IMPORTANT: Avoid Mobile Deposit Returns
Due to a recent regulatory change, mobile deposits must be endorsed as follows: “FOR MOBILE DEPOSIT ONLY ABCO” and include your member number. This information is reflected in the instructions as well as the user agreement on the mobile app.
Please be advised that all mobile deposits lacking this endorsement will be returned. To ensure that your mobile deposits are processed when received we ask for your cooperation in providing the proper endorsement on the back of those checks.
Thank you for using mobile banking! We hope you enjoy the convenience of this service.
NJ Financial Literacy Act Goes Into Effect
In cooperation with Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed A-1414 into law on Jan. 3, 2019. The new law requires financial literacy instruction to pupils enrolled in grades six through eight. Instruction will include content on budgeting, savings, credit, debt, insurance, investment, and other issues associated with personal financial responsibility as determined by the State Board.
"I am delighted the financial literacy bill was signed into law, so students can receive education on key topics that they will need for the rest of their lives," Senator Addiego said. "We must reach people early on in life so they can plan ahead and build a foundation of financial knowledge that will help them live an independent lifestyle."
NJ credit unions have been partnering with the NJ Credit Union League to sponsor Financial Reality Fairs to students since 2010.
WHAT IS A FINANCIAL REALITY FAIR?
A reality fair is a fun way for students to learn about managing finances. The program is offered to students from 6th grade through college with no cost to the school. Grants are offered from the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation for NJCUL member credit unions.
For more information and details:
ABCO FCU encourages financial literacy!
ABCO Community Supports Operation Yellow Ribbon's 'Treats for Troops'
ABCO FCU staff and members were proud to be a part of Operation Yellow Ribbon's "Treats for the Troops" program this year! ABCO FCU branches were utilized as drop-off locations for cookie and other baked good donations for this program that aims to bring holiday cheer to troops serving overseas.
Over 100 lbs. of cookies and treats were collected at ABCO FCU branches and local students submitted over 200 handwritten cards and letters expressing holiday wishes and support for the troops. "Give with all your heart and you will always feel the spirit of the season," said Melanie Green, Business Development Representative. "I just really wanted to thank our troops that serve and can't be with their families this holiday."
ABCO FCU employees volunteered with the OYR staff and local community in Medford on Dec. 1st to collect and package donations. In total, Operation Yellow Ribbon shipped over 4,500 lbs. of treats and thousands of letters to our service men and woman all over the world! Thank you to all of our employees and members who donated.
About Operation Yellow Ribbon
Operation Yellow Ribbon is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit registered with the state of New Jersey and consists of volunteers who show support for our United States Military Forces serving in the Middle East including Iraq, Afghanistan and those supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
ABCO Community Donates to South Jersey Food Banks
ABCO FCU is happy to announce that with help from our members and staff we were able to collect nearly 800 lbs. of food for the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. ABCO FCU made an additional donation of $500.00 to support the initiative.
Bins were set up in our branches throughout the month of November. Generous members and employees contributed canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, box stuffing and other items suitable for holiday dinners to benefit the food insecure in South Jersey.
Thanks so much to everyone who contributed.
About the Food Bank of South Jersey
The Food Bank of South Jersey provides food to people in need, delivers health and wellness programs, and designs sustainable solutions to help people improve their lives. They annually link 12 million pounds of food with a network of more than 150 charitable food providers, such as food pantries, community kitchens and shelters in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester & Salem Counties.
About The Community Food Bank of NJ
CFBNJ is the largest anti-hunger organization in New Jersey. From food distribution, to packaging orders for local food pantries and soup kitchens, to reaching communities with limited resources through mobile pantries, their 200 employees fight hunger in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth & Ocean Counties every day.
FBSJ and CCFBNJ are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and are members of the Feeding America network of national food banks which provide statewide resources to eliminate hunger in designated service areas.