Unitus Community Credit Union, Portland, Ore., participated inthe fifth annual Helping Hands Holiday Toy Day. Unitus has beenparticipating the Toy Day since 2005 and has donated over $1,000 toHelping Hands along with hundreds of brand new toys, and over 75employee volunteer hours. On Toy Day clients arrive as early as6:30 a.m. to line up and tour themed rooms at the facility andchoose from hundreds of dolls, puzzles, trucks, and games. Aftershopping, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies were provided by theUnitus cookie oven.

Connex Credit Union, New Haven, Conn., employees donated itemsto the AIDS Interfaith Network Adopt-A-Family for the holiday'sprogram. Two families, including children ages 6 to 13, living inthe New Haven area were adopted by Connex. Clothing, toys, gamesand gift cards were donated to the families. Since 1985, the AIDSInterfaith Network has provided services to more than 3,500individuals and families infected with and/or affected byHIV/AIDS.

Firefighters Community Credit Union, Broadview Heights, Ohio,had a visit by Santa that allowed over 90 children to take pictureswith Saint Nick and share last-minute Christmas wishes. Each childalso received a stocking filled with treats from Santa and a $50ToysRUS gift card drawing was held for all children who opened anaccount.

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