Dutch Point Credit Union, Wethersfield, Conn., is now in its fourth year of its “Read to Achieve” program. The program is 100% supported by credit union employees who contribute monthly to the program. The annual contribution total was over $8,000 for 2007, which allowed the credit union to donate $4,200 to the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut and $2,200 to the Greater Hartford Literacy Council. Dutch Point also donated over 10 desks and filing cabinets to the M.D. Fox Middle School in Hartford.Family First Federal Credit Union, Rochester, N.Y., worked with the Penfield High School Basketball program for the second consecutive year to support Coaches vs. Cancer. Family First FCU sponsored the Mark Bezek Memorial Basketball Tournament, which is named after Penfield coach, Mark Bezek, who died in April 2005 after a battle with cancer. Family First employee, Heather Salamone, a cancer survivor, represented the credit union at the tournament’s award presentation. With the help of 500 men and women college and high school coaches, Coaches vs. Cancer has raised $25 million dollars through the American Cancer Society.

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