SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Freedom Credit Union is collecting cash donations at all its branches throughout western Massachusetts to benefit Unify Against Bullying, whose mission is to bring an end to bullying through the celebration of true diversity. The Springfield-based non-profit organization provides grants to those who are in the best position to make a difference—children, parents, teachers and administrators. Freedom Credit Union is accepting donations through Tuesday, August 31.
“Bullying affects children of every shape, size, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical ability,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch. “We hope to raise funds this month to assist Unify Against Bullying in their important work of understanding and eradicating the stigmas surrounding differences that fuel the majority of bullying.”
Throughout the month of August, Freedom Credit Union employees and members, as well as the community at large, are invited to make monetary donations at any Freedom branch or online at freedom.coop
Unify Against Bullying works to provide grant funding for schools and other programs where individuals are on the frontlines of potential bullying every day. By providing added resources, they hope to promote awareness and acceptance, and to show children that the days of ignoring or tolerating bullying are over. They hope to promote the celebration of differences and come together as one community.
“Not only is this a cause we are proud to support, but our West Springfield branch officer, Debra Mainolfi, is a member of the board of directors for Unify Against Bullying,” added Welch. “We are proud that so many of our employees are involved in organizations working to better our communities, and we’re honored to support them in any way we can.”
All funds raised throughout Freedom Credit Union’s August Month of Giving campaign will benefit Unify Against Bullying and their mission.
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.