Community Resource donates to Grassroots Givers for the Little Free Library Program

ALBANY, NY (March 11, 2015) — Community Resource Federal Credit Union’s employees donated $1,500 to Grassroot Givers to install a Little Free Library near an Albany City School in the first half of 2015.

In 2009, Tod Bol of Wisconsin started the Little Free Library program. His idea was for neighbors to share their favorite literature by leaving books in the Little Free Library unit for others to read and return. In Albany, Grassroot Givers views this program as a way to improve literacy among inner-city school-age children who may not have access to books, either because they cannot afford them, or they because they are not exposed to them at home.

“We are really excited about this program and we can’t wait to see where our library will be placed in the community. By exposing children to books and encouraging them to read, children do better in school; they improve their communication, logical thinking, and concentration skills; they learn new things, and they realize that books can be a source of entertainment,” said Wendy Meola, Director of Marketing at Community Resource Federal Credit Union.

Community Resource Federal Credit Union is a community credit union serving those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Albany County and their families. Community Resource provides friendly service, outstanding rates, and low fees on a full range of financial products. Community Resource has $75 million in assets and 7,000 members.

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Wendy Meola, Director of Marketing at Community Resource Federal Credit Union (right), delivers a check to Grassroot Givers Co-Executive Directors, Mary Partridge-Brown and Roberta Sandler, to sponsor a Little Free Library that will be placed in front of an Albany school.

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