First Community supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis’ McShoppe
CHESTERFIELD, MO (January 26, 2022) — During the week of Thanksgiving, the employees of First Community Credit Union donated a minimum of $25 each to help the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. The money raised went toward buying gifts for their “McShoppe.”
The McShoppe provides a place for RMHC guest families to shop free of charge for loved ones during December, easing the pain of being away from home for the holidays. First Community raised over $5400 and provided over 250 gifts from the Amazon wish list for Ronald McDonald House charities.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities is one of our favorite organizations to donate to at First Community. The idea that the families of RMHC can go shopping without a cost is something we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to help with. I am always proud of the way the staff at First Community steps up to help local organizations.,” said First Community President and CEO Glenn Barks.
For years, First Community has chosen a charity to donate items to during the week of Thanksgiving. This was the first time for RMHC’s McShoppe, and the employees’ stepped up to the task of helping make some Christmas’s brighter.
Clare Burke and Jordan Zachow, both Assistant Family Services Managers for RMHC.
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 Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
St. Louis’ three Ronald McDonald Houses serve as a “home-away-from-home” from families with seriously ill children being treated at area hospitals and provide support to organizations that serve the needs of children. The Houses offer parents and family members a respite from hospital waiting rooms 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Houses are designed to bring the comforts of home to families far away from their own homes with a comfortable bed, a warm meal, kitchen and laundry facilities, and toys for the kids.