Connex Credit Union helps shelter families move into new homes with holiday fundraiser “Home for the Holidays”

Credit union held a month-long donation drive collecting more than 200 new items and $1,000

NORTH HAVEN, CT (January 4, 2016) — Connex Credit Union recently partnered with Columbus House for its “Home for the Holidays” drive, a campaign that helped shelter families move into new homes by collecting basic necessities for daily life, as well as toys for the children. The donation drive ran from Nov. 16 through Dec. 16, 2015, and all seven Connex branches collected items and monetary donations to build housewarming kits that helped these families transition out of homelessness and into their own homes.

More than 200 new items were donated by Connex staff and members. These contributions included the kitchen, bathroom and cleaning supplies necessary for basic home life. In total, seven complete housewarming kits were compiled and used to aid the transition for these families. Additionally, Columbus House was the recipient of a check worth $1,020.

 “We are elated with the contributions we received during our ‘Home for the Holidays’ campaign,” said Louise Nestor, director of marketing, Connex Credit Union. “Transitioning out of homelessness is a difficult process both mentally and financially. We are proud to see our employees and members banding together to give those less fortunate assistance in starting their new lives.”

Columbus House is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that  has been providing solutions to homelessness since 1982. Columbus House not only provides emergency shelter, but also expanded their services to assist those who are homeless on their path to independence. To learn more about Columbus House, please visit their website

“Home for the Holidays” is a part of ConnexCares, Connex’s charitable and philanthropic program. To learn more about ConnexCares please visit or contact Roquita Johnson at


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.

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,


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