People Helping People: March 7 Shout Outs
Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Jacksonville, Ark., presented an $80,560 check to Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation President Fred Scarborough. Since 1998, Arkansas Federal has contributed over $680,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The money donated by Arkansas Federal over the past four years helped fund the ENT Clinic waiting room. Arkansas Federal employees and members raised $70,560 this past year through several fundraising events, including the 7th annual Arkansas Federal Golf Classic, Painting with a Purpose, candy and cardstock sales and several Bunko Bash events. CO-OP, the electronic funds transfer network and processor, contributed the additional $10,000 for Arkansas Federal’s fundraising efforts through its Miracle Match program. Arkansas FCU is part of Credit Unions for Kids, a national sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Groton, Conn., donated $6,300 to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Recipients included the New London Community Meal Center Inc.; the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center; Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality Inc.; Norwich Human Services; Covenant Soup Kitchen; Care & Share of East Lyme Inc.; and Friends of Assisi Food Pantry. The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center serves as the primary food bank for Southeastern Connecticut, and is one of only three food banks in Connecticut. The Food Center is responsible for donating more than two million pounds of food to 96 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers, and senior citizen homes in New London County each year. Charter Oak donated more than $191,000 to the community in 2012 and will continue to give in 2013.