Our 2021 Community Shred Event was an enormous success. We shattered our previous records with 624 vehicles and $2,029 dollars donated to Foothills Animal Shelter! Thank you to everyone that participated, we are happy to help our members recycle their paper safely!

C·U·D Community Shred Event 2021, cars pulling into the parking lot by a green tent    C·U·D Community Shred Event 2021, cars pulling to the 3 shredding lanes    C·U·D Community Shred Event 2021, 2 cars with paper being unloaded and shredded    C·U·D Community Shred Event 2021, paper being unloaded from a car and dropped into a bin, and the bin being lifted into the shred truck.

A woman holding 2 puppy dogs, next to the words "Thank you!" & Foothills Animal Shelter logo.

We are happy to announce that our members have helped raise $8,885.00 from donations and sales of our 2021 Pet Calendar. This is a new record!

Group of CUD & FAS employees at Foothills Animal Shelter giving them a check for $8,885 dollarsAll of these proceeds will directly benefit Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden. They are grateful for your continued support, as they have seen a big increase in relinquished pets due to financial hardships during this time. Thank you so much for your continued support!

Thank you to all the members and community photo contributions that made our 2021 calendar so awesome! This calendar is truly a labor of love of animals. Our staff loves to help feature our furry friends each year to support our local animal shelter. Thank you for helping us raise the much needed funds it takes to operate and care for the animals that find their way to the Foothills Animal Shelter.

We have highlighted stories, or Happy Tails, on each month in the calendar, showing how the shelter helps animals and impacts our community in a positive way.

Dog named Waffle laying on a blanket

One such story is about Waffle.

Here is what his owners had to say about him: “I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping Waffle find me. He’s the biggest sweetheart on EARTH and his favorite thing to do is just hang out on my bed and nap. He’s an absolute angel, thank you so much for taking him in and helping us find each other!”

Here is a little information from The Foothills Animal Shelter website to understand why we do this every year.


Foothills Animal Shelter logo

Foothills Animal Shelter is an open-admissions facility, which means we never turn away an animal. We care for more than 9,200 orphaned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and critters every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept wild animals; they should be taken to organizations that specialize in their care.) We are a true community resource and offer a variety of services including pet adoption, Jefferson County pet licensing, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations, micro chipping and lost and found pets. We are committed to our important mission and the life-saving work that we do every day of the year.


Years Past – Look how far we’ve come

So far, Credit Union of Denver members and our community have donated a total of $130,108.67 to Foothills Animal Shelter. Our hope is to continue this tradition for years to come. Below are some of the previous calendar’s cover pets!


2021 CUD Pet Calendar Cover - Pyper

In 2021 Pyper was the featured cover pet.





2020 CUD Pet Calendar CoverIn 2020 Chapo was the featured cover pet.





In 2019 Chester was the featured cover pet. 2019 CUD Pet Calendar Cover





2018 CUD Pet Calendar CoverIn 2018 Clady was the featured cover pet.





2017 CUD Pet Calendar CoverIn 2017 Porter was the featured cover pet.





2016 CUD Pet Calendar CoverIn 2016 Enzo was the featured cover pet.





2015 CUD Pet Calendar CoverIn 2015 Berlin was the featured cover pet.






2013 CUD Pet Calendar Cover In 2013 Ginger was the featured cover pet.


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Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) is the brand under which America’s Credit Unions raise funds for their local children’s hospital. Over the past 23 years, credit unions have raised an incredible $185 million. Credit unions raise funds by engaging their communities, members, and employees. This has allowed them to make an immense impact for millions of children every single year. 100% of the donations go directly to the children’s hospital in your community.

Yet, our fight to end childhood illness is not over. We still need you. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are treating over 10 million children a year, and on behalf of these kids and their families please consider making a donation.

Please consider donating using Credit Union of Denver’s fundraising page. The fund raising page is still open. We were able to raise $125 in just a few days. Thank you to all who donated! Every little bit makes a difference.