Connex Credit Union raises more than $600 for Guilford Youth Mentoring, Inc.

NORTH HAVEN, CT (August 18, 2015) — The spare change we collect adds up and can be used to help make a difference for local charitable organizations. As a part of its community-giving program ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union recently donated more than $600 from the fees collected by Connex’s coin-cashing machine at the Guilford branch to Guilford Youth Mentoring, Inc. Connex’s “Coins-for-Change” program charges a five percent fee to members, a seven percent fee to non-members and donates the fees collected to charitable organizations in the local community.

“We’d like to thank Connex Credit Union for selecting Guilford Youth Mentoring to be a participant in their Coins-for-Change Program, and are very appreciative of the support they extend to the community,” said Joe Goldberg, president, Guilford Youth Mentoring, Inc. “These funds will expand our ability to provide mentors for every child who needs one and to meet the training and consultation needs of mentors and school staff.”

Guilford Youth Mentoring was established in the spring of 2000 and is an individual advocacy program that pairs adult volunteers with high school freshmen for one-on-one weekly meetings. The mentors are caring adults that build a relationship with the children to help improve self-confidence and provide support. The program aims to guide students towards a more positive attitude towards school and their peers, and steer them away from the negative influences that could impede their futures. For more information please visit

If you are a local non-profit or charitable organization interested in participating in the “Coins-for-Change” program, please contact Roquita Johnson at Connex Credit Union, at 203-603-5787 or

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.


Photo Caption: Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union (left), presents Lisa Ott, assistant director, Guilford Youth Mentoring, Inc. (middle) and Barbara Solomon, director, Guilford Youth Mentoring, Inc. (right), with a check for $608.34. The funds were raised by Connex Credit Union’s “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,


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