Christmas Is A Time For CUGiving

Register now

WASHINGTON - (12/24/04) -- All over the country credit unionsare again making the Christmas season a time for people giving topeople. Lockheed Georgia Employees' FCU raised $39,000 localcharities through its Operation Donation; American Heritage FCU inPhiladelphia raised $11,000 for its Adopt-A-Family Programsupporting families in need; Unitus Community CU in Portland, Ore.,collected 2,500 items and contributed $3,300 to SnowCap, a countycharity for underprivileged families; Alabama CU in Tuscaloosacollected 410 toys, games, clothes and books for the TuscaloosaChildren's Center to be distributed on Christmas; People's CU inMiddletown, R.I., sponsored holiday presents for children andadolescents from the group home program of Child & FamilyServices; and employees of the New York CU League delivered morethan $1,000 in merchandise and a check for $1,385 to St.Catherine's Center for Children. In Vacaville, Calif., Travis CUdonated toys for 230 children in its Christmas Wish Program;People's CU in Middletown, R.I., sponsored holiday presents forchildren and adolescents from the group home program of Child &Family Services; and in Lexington, Ky., more than 200 presents werewrapped and donated to the HOPE Center for the homeless by MembersHeritage FCU.

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here.
MORE FROM AMERICAN BANKER