Consider Donating Rewards Points to Charity
05 Jan 2011

(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – January 5, 2011 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union is now offering members the opportunity to donate rewards points to local nonprofit organizations. Through CharityChoice Gift Cards, members can designate their debit and credit card rewards points (CURewards®) to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

CharityChoice offers a list of more than 100 different nonprofit organizations to which you may make a donation – including 25 nonprofits in South Carolina. A few local nonprofits listed include: Be a Mentor; Free Medical Clinic; HALOS; Lowcountry Food Bank; Lowcountry Orphan Relief; MUSC Children’s Hospital; Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry; and WINGS for Kids. A complete list of participating non-profit organizations is available online at

"MUSC Children’s Hospital jumped at the opportunity to participate in this program," said Amy Gordon, MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund. "This is a convenient way for our generous community members to provide their support to the kids at MUSC."

To make your donation, visit and type "charity" into the search engine. The donation is 100 percent tax deductible.

About South Carolina Federal
South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 155,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Dorchester, Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Calhoun or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and more than 75 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. In 2008, South Carolina Federal for the second consecutive year was voted one of the Best Places to Work in the state. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at

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Jessica Jackson
VP-Corporate Communications
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
843-569-4359 (office)