The $500 million FAA Credit Union of Oklahoma City has distributed holiday packages containing everything from snow boots and food to school supplies and skateboard wheels to a group of needy teenagers, many of them homeless.
It is the second year in a row FAA CU has undertaken the “grant a wish” collection project under auspices of the agency, Youth Services of Oklahoma County, which supports teens “who live on their own because of circumstances beyond their control.”
“This program was actually started last year after the wife of our president/CEO, Steve Rasmussen, made contact with the agency and saw the urgent need for basic supplies as well as extras that these kids could use,” said Alison Wolf, vice president of marketing.
Employees responded enthusiastically to each of the 12 separate $200 wish lists with branches setting up goals and arranging collection of the items including cash donations, she said.
Each teen had been given an opportunity to write his wish list of needed items,” along with a few wanted extras,” Wolf said.
“Our employees are always generous when it comes to those in need,” she said. “I continue to be impressed by their generosity and spirit of giving."