Connex Credit Union makes record-shattering donation to new Haven Diaper Bank
NORTH HAVEN, CT (March 14, 2017) — Connex Credit Union recently donated 45,018 diapers to the New Haven Diaper Bank, shattering the previous record for largest single contribution – 16,354 – which was also held by Connex. The credit union’s involvement stems from its sponsorship of the Shamrock & Roll 5K, a St. Patrick’s Day themed event benefitting the Diaper Bank, as part of its ConnexCares philanthropic program.
Community donations made throughout February, combined with an internal competition inspiring employees to support the initiative, enabled the credit union to topple their initial goal of 20,000 diapers.
“Giving back to the communities that embrace our credit union is one of the core values our institution is built upon, and I could not be more proud of our ability to honor this commitment with a tremendously beneficial contribution,” said Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. “The Diaper Bank is an incredible organization and it has been a privilege to assist them with their mission to support underprivileged children.”
After the completion of the Shamrock & Roll 5K on Sunday, Mar. 5, total donations reached approximately 50,000 diapers.
The Diaper Bank is a local non-profit organization founded in 2004 to counteract the lack of public assistance poor and low-income families receive for purchasing diapers. The organization seeks to prevent the risk of health and parent complications caused by limited access to diapers.
To learn more about ConnexCares and all of Connex’s charitable initiatives, please visit connexcu.org.
Representatives of Connex Credit Union and the New Haven Diaper Bank pose next to a portion of the credit union’s record-shattering donation of more than 45,000 diapers.
About Connex Credit Union
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 46,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org.
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.