PHOENIX — Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is breaking its own record in gift giving to United Way charities with a whopping $282,182, topping last year's contribution commitment by more than 11%.

"With the many new branches we've opening including those at Wal-Mart Stores, we do have more employees than a year ago but we've also had high job satisfaction scores in light of that 'best place to work' honor we received," explained Jason Meyers, public relations manager at the $3 billion CU.

The CU also credited work done by its United Way Committee in "communicating the mission and benefits of giving to United Way," said Carlos Pacheco, committee chairman and vice president of branch operations.

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