Coins for a Cause: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Partners with Special Olympics Minnesota

  • Press Release
December 19, 2019
ST. PAUL, MINN. (December 13, 2019) – Wondering what to do with foreign coins left behind from your trip overseas? Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has teamed up with Special Olympics Minnesota on all things coins, and it’s all for a good cause. Currently, there is no foreign currency exchange for Affinity Plus members when it comes to foreign coin.

All 28 Affinity Plus branch locations across the state of Minnesota will accept foreign coin with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Minnesota.

“Coins for a Cause is another way we are able to show our continued support in a very unique way,” said Jessica Volkmann, Director of Compliance at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. “This exciting new initiative came from listening to our members and employees who had limited options for what to do with unwanted foreign coin. Our members travel all over the world and often come back with coin they are unable to use or exchange. We are thrilled to continue our partnership and support of the Special Olympics of Minnesota and all of the amazing things they are doing for people with intellectual disabilities.”  

“Special Olympics Minnesota is truly fortunate to have such a great partner in Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union,” said William Fish, Executive Vice President of Development, Special Olympics Minnesota. “The funding, awareness and volunteerism provided is making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of our athletes & families thru traditional sport, youth, health, and unified programming in their communities.”
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Established in 1930, Affinity Plus has 28 branches located throughout Minnesota and is owned by more than 200,000 members. Affinity Plus has over $2 billion in assets. Additional information is available at or by calling (800) 322-7228.