Staff and volunteers at the $1.3 billion American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia recently collected school supplies for the Busia Compassionate Centre in rural western Kenya. The backpacks, notebooks, crayons, markers and more were packaged and sent to the World Council of Credit Unions for delivery during an upcoming trip to the African nation. The employees also raised $510 in cash donations through various raffles to be used towards the purchase of additional supplies, bringing to $4,335 that total that has been raised to support the orphanage this year. The Busia Compassionate Centre is home to 80 children, ages three to twenty-one, many of whom have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.
The NCUA announced Oct. 15 that its donations to an annual food drive by federal employees was up nearly ten-fold from last year.
Agency employees donated more than 22,000 pounds of food in the Feds Feed Families drive this year, the agency said, enough to provide meals to more than 18,000 people in the D.C. area who might otherwise have gone without.