RTN’s Credit Union Service & Community Involvement

What makes credit unions different from other financial institutions?

We have a social mission, and credit union community service is as important as anything else we do in business.

Our structure and purpose as a nonprofit financial cooperative means we exist to help our members manage and improve their financial lives. And, as a credit union, community involvement is a core value of RTN. We support local community projects and initiatives, and work collaboratively with members, sponsor groups and our surrounding communities through financial support and volunteer participation.

This is the very essence of the Credit Union difference and the philosophy of “people helping people.”


Helping Homeless Teens and Families: A central focus of RTN’s fundraising and community efforts, RTN sponsors and supports initiatives to help homeless teens and families including our signature annual fundraiser, RTN Walk Home.


People Helping People: RTN employees assist local organizations, charities and individuals through RTN Employees Community Outreach. RTN’s Annual Burley Scholarship provides funds to help three deserving students pursue a college education.


Commitment to our Local Communities—Local Community Events: RTN proudly supports a wide range of non-profit organizations, special events and local activities in the communities we serve throughout the year, and especially when there is an emergency.

segOur Cooperative Partnerships—Select Employee Group (SEG) Community Events: RTN works collaboratively with Select Employee Groups (SEGs) to help bring the benefits of the Credit Union to their employees and staff, and actively supports many of their fundraising activities.

peoplehelpingpeopleThe Credit Union Way—Cooperative Credit Union Association Drives: RTN is an active participant in Cooperative Credit Union Association drives and community efforts throughout the year.

Every Day is a Giving Day at RTN

Posted on December 3, 2019

With community involvement a core value at RTN, every day is a giving day. In honor of Giving Tuesday 2019, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation has made a $500 donation to the Family Health Center of Worcester's fundraising campaign called "Help ...Read More

Hope Candy Bar Drive 

Posted on November 18, 2019

Next time you visit one of our branches, you can treat yourself while helping others by purchasing a delicious candy bar.  We are selling Hope candy bars as a way of raising funds to support Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. ...Read More

The Giving in Thanksgiving

Posted on November 7, 2019

During the month of November, staff and members throughout RTN branches are collecting food for families in need to help make sure they enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive provides a complete Thanksgiving dinner for four Waltham families. ...Read More