Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) donates needed cleaning supplies to A Safe Place

BANNOCKBURN, IL (November 10, 2016) — On Saturday, November 5th, GLCU’s Zion branch employees presented Carmen Patlan, Development Director for A Safe Place, with cleaning supplies for in-need families. Donated items included laundry detergent, dish soap, disinfectant wipes, and more.

Lissette Colin, GLCU’s Zion Branch Manager, was moved by the experience, “Carmen was very appreciative. As she gave us a tour of the building she shared a few stories; it’s heartbreaking to know there are so many families going through domestic violence and not everyone gets the help they need. I’m grateful to work for a company that truly cares about giving back to the community and allows us to be a part of it. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to do this.”

All year long employees at GLCU branches are performing various random acts of kindness as a way to make a direct impact and give back to their communities.  For more information about A Safe Place and ways to make a difference, please visit

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GLCU employees present Carmen Patlan from A Safe Place with cleaning supplies as one of the credit union’s Random Acts of Kindness.

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, GLCU is committed to financial empowerment for you. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve more than 80,000 members in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives and community development programs at

About A Safe Place

A Safe Place is the sole provider of services exclusively addressing domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois. Through multi-faceted programs they assist victims in transforming their lives after domestic violence, prevents future abuse by addressing its root cause through abuser intervention programs, and educates the community about domestic violence.


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