City & County Credit Union keeps the community warm with Mitten Tree
ST. PAUL, MN (January 5, 2016) — To keep the local community warm through Minnesota’s long and bitterly cold winters, City & County Credit Union hosted a Mitten Tree in all five branch locations. For three weeks, members and staff donated winter items for a total of 237 winter wear items including 164 hats, 39 pairs of mittens and 17 pairs of socks.
The collected winter wear was donated to the Maplewood Salvation Army. The Maplewood Salvation Army provides a wide range of services to the community such as a food shelf, an after-school program, an adult day center and basic needs programs including clothing vouchers, rent assistance and utility assistance.
“For our first mitten tree, we were overwhelmed with the response from our members. We had members bring in winter wear items that they personally handmade. It’s heartwarming to see our staff and members living out the ‘People Helping People’ philosophy,” said Megan Primeau, vice president marketing.
Wayne, long time member of City & County Credit Union, was one of many members to become actively involved in the Mitten Tree. Visiting the branch with multiple full bags, Wayne donated over 40 handmade hats to CCCU’s Mitten Tree.
“Wayne’s involvement in the Mitten Tree is just one example of how we are stronger together as a cooperative. This fundraiser truly wouldn’t have been as successful without the help from our members,” Primeau explained.
About City & County Credit Union
City & County Credit Union is a cooperatively owned, not-for-profit credit union based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with more than 60,000 members and $1 billion in assets. Founded in 1928 to serve the employees of Ramsey County and Saint Paul - City & County Credit Union now serves those who live, work, worship or attend school in Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, Meeker, Wright, Ramsey, Washington or Dakota as well as City of St. Paul employees, Ramsey County employees and General Mills employees, retirees, and their family members nationwide. To learn more, call 651-225-2700 or visit www.cccu.com.