Garden Savings Federal Credit Union’s Jeans Days raise $2,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital
(October 7, 2013) — Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with branches in Newark, Dover, Morristown and Murray Hill, has raised $2,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital of New Brunswick, NJ.
The credit union was looking for creative ways to up their contribution to the hospital and introduced a year-round fund raising event in which employees make contributions to Children’s Specialized Hospital in order to wear jeans on Fridays throughout the year, as well as on Miracle Jeans Day each September. Staff members are asked to contribute $5 per month to participate while senior management contributes $20 a month to do the same. “Everyone loves to wear jeans on Fridays, and everyone really loves to help a great organization like this one,” said Michael Powers, Chief Sales Officer for Garden Savings. “In the past, we sold balloons for the hospital at the teller lines but the contribution wasn’t nearly as significant. By keeping our staff engaged all year long in the fund raising we have raised our previous contributions by more than double.”
President and CEO Lou Vetere of Garden Savings (pictured with Nicole Fulmino of Children’s Specialized Hospital) is a tremendous fan of the work the hospital does. “What the Children’s Specialized Hospital does is truly amazing. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and other severe injuries and illnesses. It is work that warms the heart and touches the soul and any small contribution we can make to advance their efforts is the least we can do.” Vetere added that the credit union has already committed to continue the fund raising venture from October 2013 through September 2014 so that it once again coincides with the hospital’s Miracle Jeans Day efforts each September.
Garden Savings Federal Credit Union is a full service financial institution, established in 1968, that is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. They are federally insured by the NCUA.