Gerber FCU donates almost 700 books to local second grade students

FREMONT, MI (May 2, 2022) — Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) staff read the book Count on Pablo by Barbara deRubertis to local 2nd grade classrooms in March. Pablo is excited about helping his grandmother sell vegetables at the farmer’s market. But no one stops to buy any. Pablo’s solution is clever—and delicious! With engaging stories that connect math to kids’ everyday lives, each book in the Teachers’ Choice Award–winning Math Matters series focuses on a single concept and reinforces math vocabulary and skills. Bonus activities in the back of each book feature math and reading comprehension questions, and even more free activities online add to the fun!

Following the book read, staff discussed good money management and presented every student, their teacher and their school library with a copy of the book.  Gerber Federal Credit Union donated a total of 675 books to the following school districts: Big Jackson, Fremont, Fremont Christian, Grant Christian, Grant, Hesperia, Holton, Newaygo and White Cloud.

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Includes (left) John P. Buckley, Jr, Gerber FCU President/CEO and (right) Heather Wiersema, Gerber FCU Marketing Officer


Includes (left) 2nd grade teachers Pedro Chuchoque & Ann Yonker and (right) John P. Buckley, Jr, Gerber FCU President/CEO


Includes Brenda Bice, Gerber FCU Newaygo Branch Manager


Includes Ellen Davis, Gerber FCU Vice President – Human Resources


Includes John P. Buckley, Jr, Gerber FCU President/CEO


Includes Heather Wiersema, Gerber FCU Marketing Officer


About Gerber Federal Credit Union

Gerber Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution headquartered in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber FCU provides financial services to residents and employees of Newaygo County and surrounding townships with two branches located in Fremont, Mich. and one in Newaygo, Mich. Visit for more information.


Heather Wiersema CUCME
Marketing Officer
(231) 924-4880 ext. 147

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