Connex Credit Union Coins-for-Change continues to raise money

This program supports four new charities each quarter and contributes more than $14,000 annuall

NORTH HAVEN, CT (March 25, 2022) — Connex recently donated $1,232.87 to S.M.A.R.T. Women (Single Mothers Actively Reaching the Top), a program offered through the Community Action Agency of New Haven. These funds were raised through Coins-for-Change, Connex’s philanthropic program that donates 100 percent of the fees collected at its coin-cashing machines to charitable organizations.

S.M.A.R.T Women is an 8-week program providing single mothers with a resource network, personal financial management training, information and referral services, and case management services focused on helping them to increase their level of self-sufficiency.

“Thank you so much for your donation to our S.M.A.R.T Women program, which helps women develop financial literacy and job readiness skills,” said Jenell Lawson, Deputy Director and Vice President of Human Resources at the Community Action Agency of New Haven.

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Each year, more than $14,000 is donated through the Coins-for-Change program. New charities are selected every quarter. If you are a local nonprofit or charitable organization interested in participating in the program, please contact Giovana Monaco at or 1-800-CR-UNION.

Pictured are Amos L. Smith, MSW, President and CEO, Community Action Agency of New Haven, and Jenell Lawson, Deputy Director and Vice President of Human Resources, holding a check for $1,232.87 from Connex Credit Union that was donated as part of the Coins-for-Change program.

About Connex Credit Union

One of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, Connex Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving more than 64,000 members at eight branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield counties. For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit,

About ConnexCares:

ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.


Alecia Treichel
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