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Addition Financial Credit Union team members donate holiday gifts for dozens of Central Florida children in need

Not-for-profit credit union joins forces with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida for the Holiday Cheer Campaign

LAKE MARY, FL (December 19, 2023) — Team members throughout Addition Financial Credit Union proudly delivered more than $7,500 worth of gifts to 50 local children this December in collaboration with the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida for the Holiday Cheer campaign.

Addition Financial team members from 19 different departments and branches united in support, hosting an Angel Tree to fulfill the top three wishes for each of these children. This longstanding partnership with the Devereaux Foundation reflects Addition Financial’s commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those in the Central Florida community.

“The generosity of Addition Financial’s team members never ceases to amaze me,” said Cassie Roach, a Marketing principal specialist with Addition Financial. “I put the all-call out every year for Devereaux Foundation donations, and I am consistently stunned how quickly there are donors next to every kid’s wish list. The staff at Devereaux are the real heroes; we’re just happy to help.”

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, a pioneer in the field of behavioral healthcare, has been providing support to Central Florida for more than 30 years, supporting children with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, and their families. The gifts collected via their Holiday Cheer Campaign will be distributed to the children and families served through Devereux programs, ensuring that they have a memorable and joyful holiday season.

“Christmas at Devereaux is not something every child there has experienced before, even Christmas more generally,” said Erikka Williams, the external affairs manager with the Devereux Foundation. “Having community partners such as Addition Financial who make it a priority to give to the children in our care just goes beyond what you can imagine.”

Anyone interested in donating or supporting the Holiday Cheer campaign can learn more at www.devereux.org.


About Addition Financial Credit Union

Addition Financial believes in the power of transforming lives by bringing financial success and education to everyone. With a robust suite of financial services designed to meet members’ needs, the credit union serves more than 170,000 members at 26 full-service branches and 10 high school branches and is a part of the Presto! ATM network. Headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla., Addition Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $2.8 billion in total assets. With a legacy of more than 85 years of serving educators and supporting education, Addition Financial is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the Addition Financial Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. Addition Financial is also the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College and the Preferred Credit Union for Valencia College. For more information, visit AdditionFi.com.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida

For more than 30 years, Devereux has served as one of Florida’s most comprehensive child welfare and behavioral healthcare organizations, supporting children with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges, and their families. Devereux continually advances the level of care to those in need. Growing from a single child and adolescent psychiatric hospital to offering a full continuum of programs and services throughout the state, including a statewide inpatient psychiatric program, specialized group homes, foster care and specialty foster care, counseling centers, mental health case management, abuse and neglect prevention services and community outreach programs. Today, Devereux Florida provides services in more than 19 counties in Florida. To learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, visit www.devereux.org.

Contacts

Aaron Sanders
Specialist, Public Relations
Addition Financial Credit Union
(904) 703-9278
asanders@additionfi.com

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