Coffee, anyone? Local credit unions ‘make difference’ by paying for customers’ purchases Tuesday

Representatives of three Wichita credit unions were at a downtown coffee house Tuesday morning picking up customers’ tabs.

That’s according to the Kansas Credit Union Association, which said the effort is part of its “Make A Difference” campaign to raise awareness about credit unions in the state and to promote community giving.

The KCUA said in a news release Tuesday that 11 credit unions are participating in the campaign in Emporia, Kansas City, Ness City, Norton, Topeka and Wichita.

Officials from Equishare Credit Union, Mid American Credit Union and Wichita Federal Credit Union were on hand at 9:30 a.m. at Mead’s Corner, 430 E. Douglas, to pay for customers’ purchases.

KCUA said at each location Tuesday credit unions were expected to give away up to $1,000 in cash or gift cards.

This is the second “Make A Difference” giveaway organized by the KCUA. Last October credit unions were at gas stations across the state paying for customers’ gas purchases.