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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.Freedom Credit Union is collecting cash donations at its 11 branches throughout western Massachusetts to benefit Griffin’s Friends, a volunteer-led group dedicated to providing support to children with cancer. They are accepting donations through Friday, April 30.

 

“The mission of Griffin’s Friends is simple and heartfelt: to bring moments of joy to courageous kids. That’s a cause we can get behind, and we know we can speak for our members and staff as well,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch.

 

Throughout the month of April, Freedom Credit Union employees and members, as well as the community at large, are encouraged to make monetary donations at any Freedom branch.

 

Griffin’s Friends was founded in 1994 in Springfield and is named for Griffin D. Kelleher who passed away from cancer when he was 14 months old. This group is his legacy, uniquely supporting children in treatment for cancer and their families.

 

Griffin’s Friends offers small acts of kindness to provide relief, hope and support to local children with cancer and their families. Examples include trips to stage performances and sporting events; in-hospital and outpatient entertainment; massage therapy; art supplies, computers, games and other items for children undergoing cancer treatment; and more.

 

“Having a child undergoing treatment for cancer can be all-consuming for families. They are under a lot of pressure, emotionally and financially,” said Welch. “We’re proud to rally our resources to provide opportunities for relief for children and families in our community.”

 

All funds raised throughout Freedom Credit Union’s April Month of Giving campaign will benefit the Griffin’s Friends Children’s Cancer Fund at Baystate Health Foundation, Inc.

 

 

About Freedom Credit Union

Originally chartered in 1922 as the Western Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union and renamed in 2004, Freedom Credit Union is an 11-branch, full-service financial institution. Today, membership is available to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire counties in Massachusetts, and Hartford or Tolland counties in Connecticut. Offering a complete range of banking services and loan products, Freedom Credit Union has conveniently located Massachusetts branches in Chicopee, Easthampton, Feeding Hills, Greenfield, Ludlow, Northampton, Turners Falls, West Springfield and three in Springfield, including the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy branch. For more information, visit freedom.coop.   

 

Freedom Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Shares and deposits in excess of NCUA limits are fully insured by the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (MSIC). Equal housing lender. NMLS #478769.

 

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