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. 

The $373 million People’s Credit Union of Middletown, R.I., and their employees delivered backpacks filled with school supplies on Aug. 22 to more 100 students from all over Rhode Island. Students who received the backpacks were from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport, Reach Out LLC in North Kingstown and Good Neighbor Kitchen in Bristol. Money was raised for the backpacks and supplies through employee dress down days during the summer. The drive was coordinated by People’s Community Enhancement Committee, an employee group that identifies volunteer opportunities and builds relationships with organizations to help meet the needs of the communities the credit union serves. 

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