First Community Donates $9,000 to local charity, contributes to overall $50,000 donation
CHESTERFIELD, MO (November 24, 2021) — During the month of October, First Community Credit Union partnered with local radio station 105.7 The Point’s #1 morning show, The Rizzuto Show to raise money for Kids Rock Cancer. First Community collaborated with the radio station to co-brand stickers that were sold throughout the month for $1. The money raised from First Community went directly to the charity and was a large portion of the overall donation by the radio station of over $50,000. Alongside the sticker sales, the employees of First Community raised money as well by donating $5 or more to wear jeans on the first Friday of the month.
“Now more than ever donations like this are needed, and we are lucky to know that the money we have raised will stay right here in the St. Louis area helping local kids during a hard time.” Stated Glenn Barks, President and CEO. Kids Rock Cancer is a local charity through Maryville University that helps children successfully cope with emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
Pictured: First Community Credit Union, 105.7 The Points radio host’s from The #1 morning show The Rizzuto Show, and representatives from Kids Rock Cancer.
About First Community Credit Union
First Community Credit Union has been operating for over 85 years and serves over 350,000 members. First Community is in the top 100 credit unions in the nation and was recently named the top credit union in Missouri by Forbes. Its mission is to provide quality products and affordable financial services. It serves all persons living and working in the communities of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Warren County, and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair.
About Friends of Kids with Cancer:
Kids Rock Cancer is an innovative program that helps children successfully cope with the unique emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Through the proven healing power of music therapy, Kids Rock Cancer helps children combat feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and helplessness. The program provides a vehicle for self-expression, a sense of self-esteem and accomplishment and a distraction from the physical and emotional pain.