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CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Members Gives Money to Members Who ‘Dream’

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union sponsored a holiday video contest for members around the ‘Dreams Thrive Here’ theme

Alexandria – WEBWIRE

From recovering an old beloved chair for a cancer patient to starting a new business, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union awarded members with $1,700 in prizes for sharing their dreams on video with the credit union.
Dozens of members each created a 30- to 90-second video using their smartphone or camera and sent it to CommonWealth One for entry in the “Dreams Thrive Here” video contest. Using props, friends, family and some creativity, members told CommonWealth One about their goals and their plans to use the video prize money if they won.
The first place prize was $500 in both the adult and youth (under 18) categories; second place was $250; and third place was $100. Winnings were deposited into members’ CommonWealth One accounts.
“We’re looking forward to learning what our members’ life goals are, and helping them achieve them while letting them have fun and be creative,” said Karyle Thornton, Chief Marketing Officer.
“Dreams Thrive Here” is the theme for this fall and winter at credit unions across the country through the Credit Union National Association.
The winners were:
1.       Danny G.
2.       Me’lani J.
3.       Rakeem S.
1.       Trudy C.
2.       Chardaye T.
3.       Kristi R.
The winning videos are posted on CommonWealth One’s YouTube channel at
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperative committed to being its members’ lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and Harrisonburg, Virginia, including a location at James Madison University.


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