Self-Help Shares

Our Top Ten Stories in 2016

By Staff
  | Jan 05, 2017

2016 marked the first full year of Self-Help Shares, our blog that helps members and friends stay up to date. The blog covers a wide range of news, from personal profiles of inspiring people to practical financial information to save you time and money.

Here we look back at the 10 topics that received the strongest response from readers in the past year.

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Top 10

Healthy Foods

A nearly abandoned shopping center in Greensboro received new life, beginning with a community food co-op.


Community Scholarships

Each of our SHCU branches offered a college scholarship to a local student with a strong record of volunteering.  


Black History Month

We honored Black History Month with video clips depicting African-American history in the communities we serve.


Eastern NC Floods

Self-Help reached out to members affected by Hurricane Matthew, offering loan relief and other forms of assistance.


Credit Union Career

Ed Holland, CEO of Greater Piedmont Credit Union for 35 years, reflected on his career, mission, and the merger with Self-Help.


Free Financial Advice

Members were interested to find out about free financial counseling via our partners, BALANCE and OnTrack WNC.


Florida Merge

Self-Help Federal Credit Union, based in California, merged with a small credit union in Florida started by a group of dedicated nuns.



Self-Help called for the repeal of NC’s HB2 law, calling it discriminatory and “unnecessarily divisive and unjustified.”   


Local Farmers

A Self-Help loan helps launch Seal the Seasons, a business that connects local farmers to NC tables by freezing and distributing local produce.


400% Payday Loans

Finally, many members responded to our call to stop 400% payday loans by submitting a comment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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