Community Involvement

At GOLD, we consider the credit union to be a member of the community. It's where we live and work, and where many of you live and work too. We take part in a variety of efforts to do our part in making our community the best it can be.

What's Coming Up Next?  

  • Hockey season is here! GOLD is excited to be presenting the GOLD Star First Responder Award at the PPL Center during Phantoms games throughout the 2022-2023 season to brave men and women that serve and protect our community. Know someone who deserves this esteemed recognition? We want to hear about them! Nominate them here.
  • Play ball! Look for GOLD at Coca-Cola Park during the 2023 IronPigs baseball season as we present the GOLD Community Star Award to outstanding community leaders. Know an individual making a difference in our community? Fill out the nomination form so we can hear all about them. 

Where You'll See GOLD in the Community

Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2022-2023 Hockey Season

Hockey season is back! We're so excited to be sponsoring the GOLD Star First Responder Award in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the second year in a row. 

The GOLD Star First Responder Award honors first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect our community. These individuals will be recognized at the PPL Center during Phantoms games throughout the 2022-2023 hockey season. 

Know a first responder who deserves to get recognized? We want to hear all about them! Nominate them for their service today

IronPigs 2023 Season & GOLD Community Star Award

Play ball! Baseball is back at Coca-Cola Park for the 2023 IronPigs' season. We're thrilled to be back for the third year in a row to recognize outstanding leaders in our community that are making a positive impact. GOLD is the exclusive sponsor of this season's GOLD Community Star Award which will be awarded to five deserving individuals.

Know someone who's a shining light in the community? We want to hear about them! Nominate a Lehigh Valley resident who embodies the principle of people helping people, creating opportunity for others, and empowering them to achieve their dreams.

We'll be honoring GOLD Community Star Award recipients at the following games of the 2023 season:

  • Friday, May 12
  • Wednesday, June 28
  • Saturday, July 29
  • Saturday, August 19
  • Friday, September 1
Nominate a GOLD Community Star Award Recipient

Donate Supplies to the Y's Warming Station

We're happy to announce that now through the end of March, both GOLD branch locations will be collecting supplies to support the Greater Valley YMCA Allentown Warming Station. The Y's Warming Station provides shelter, food, and a safe place for those experiencing homelessness in our local community. 

The next time you're at the store, we hope that you'll please consider adding a little extra something to your cart to help. Here are some of the items on their wishlist: 

  • Oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Coffee, powdered coffee creamer, and disposable paper coffee cups
  • Laundry pods
  • Bleach
  • Travel size soap, toothpaste, and deodorant
  • Wash cloths
  • Ziploc bags
  • Paper plates and napkins
Thank you for your kindness and for helping us lift our community up! 

Employee Causes Spotlight

Laura Leinbach: The Kindness Project

The Kindness Project is a donation-based nonprofit organization providing support and resources to families and children in foster care throughout the Lehigh Valley community and surrounding areas. They serve our local community by supplying families with clothing, shoes, furniture, and other necessities completely free of charge.

GOLD's VP of Communications, Laura Leinbach, volunteers her time at the physical shop location, "The Kindness Exchange," in Emmaus. She helps serve foster families that visit the shop in need of essential items for their foster placements. 


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