Credit Union Donations
The $318 million Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Woodbridge, Va. hosted one week of casual dress in which employees donated $3 per day or $10 for the week for the privilege. Nearly 80 employees at the credit union donated more than $600, which was put toward purchasing school supplies for the Fort Belvoir Elementary School. The donations were used to purchase bag packs, folders, loose leaf paper, tissue boxes, glue, markers, crayons, chalk, erasers, pencils, composition books, rulers, pens, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, scissors, dry erase markers, pencil boxes and articles of clothing for accident days.
The $1.8 billion Municipal Credit Union in New York, N.Y., helped school aged children of underprivileged families start the school year off right. Employees and members collected 30 cartons of schools supplies, enough to fill more than 250 backpacks as part of Operation Backpack. MCU worked with the New York City’s Acacia Network, which provides temporary housing to families in need, to distribute the filled backpacks to needy families.