Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) surprises college-bound students with care packages

BANNOCKBURN, IL (July 27, 2016) — Dianne Thevenot, GLCU’s Willow Springs Branch Manager, and her team recently joined forces with local beauty salon, Tess’s Place Style Shop, to provide gift baskets to two local college-bound students. The baskets were filled with college essentials including a new printer, pillow cases, bed protectors, etc. GLCU employees also passed out Krispy Kreme doughnuts to the salon’s clients.

When asked about her team’s Random Act of Kindness Thevenot commented, “We were so excited to give these students a few basic essentials for college. Both recipients are great students! We know they will be successful in anything they do and we’re just happy we get to play a part in that. “Tess Daniel of Tess’s Place Style Shop simply stated, “It’s clear that Great Lakes Credit Union actually cares.”

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.

Tweet it: @GreatLakesCU gives basic college essentials to 2 high school grads & passes out @KrispyKreme doughnuts as #RAOK!

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Caption: Dianne Thevenot, GLCU’s Willow Springs Branch Manager, presents college themed gift basket to Denise Robertson, local high school graduate, and surprises Tess Daniel, owner of a local beauty salon, with doughnuts for her patrons as 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


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