Credit Union Donations
The Credit Union League of Connecticut, Meriden, Conn., said the board of trustees of its Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation has voted unanimously to support the development of Fisher House Connecticut, a home away from home for military families whose service members are receiving medical care. The national Fisher House Foundation donates such houses to the federal government, which manages the facilities at no charge to military families. The foundation donated $1,000 toward a fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Fisher House Connecticut, which will be located on the campus of the V.A. Medical Center in West Haven. In addition, the foundation will match the $50 purchase of a fundraising brick by any affiliated credit union in Connecticut with the purchase of an additional brick on behalf of the credit union.
GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., recently donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois. GCS and Radio Disney AM1260 teamed up to donate the backpacks for the third year in a row. All backpacks were distributed by Big Brothers Big Sisters to the local children they serve. In addition, GCS employees raised $925 through jean days to help BBBS purchase additional supplies for the children. Big Brothers Big Sisters individual mentoring helps at-risk youth overcome the many challenges they face. The mission of BBBS is “to provide a mentor for every child in Southwestern Illinois who wants and needs one.”