Indiana Members Foundation provides 5,000 backpacks to students in need

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 29, 2020) — Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), provided 5,000 backpacks and 104,400 school supplies to local community organizations to help provide assistance to underserved children in the communities served by IMCU for the 2020 school year.  Since 2006, Indiana Members Foundation has donated 59,000+ backpacks and 1,061,400+ school supplies to students in need in the communities served by Indiana Members Credit Union.

Indiana Members Foundation partnered with the following organizations for its 2020 backpack donation:

  • Family Promise of Hendricks County
  • Academics for Zionsville Community Schools
  • Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department
  • Merciful HELP Center of Camel
  • Johnson County Fast Track
  • Beech Grove City Schools
  • Open Doors- Westfield
  • Franklin Township Schools
  • Grace Mission/Sunrise Mission
  • Muncie Mission
  • Noblesville Schools
  • Boys & Girls Club- Marion
  • Chin Community of Indiana
  • Teacher Locker- Evansville
  • Clarksville Community Schools Corporation
  • Chapelwood Elementary
  • Indy BackPack Attack

Mandy Emery, vice president of community involvement for IMCU and executive director of Indiana Members Foundation stated, “With all the uncertainties that the pandemic has created this year, the need for backpacks and school supplies has been larger than previous years.  The generous support of our employees, members and partners didn’t slow down.  We were able to continue our mission of putting the tools essential to succeed in school into the hands of those with the biggest need.  We purchased 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to donate to 17 organizations and schools that support the youth in the communities served by IMCU.  Having the tools necessary to learn at the start of school has proven to be essential for students to be successful throughout the year.  We can’t thank you enough!”

About Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded in 1956 on the campus of IU Indianapolis. IMCU has since grown to 31 branches, serving Central and Southern Indiana, offering consumer and business members a better financial alternative and a full array of products and services. Traditionally offering better rates on loans and deposits, IMCU maintains true to its roots by “Keeping It Simple” for members. For more information, please visit IMCU online at

About Indiana Members Foundation

Indiana Members Foundation was founded in 2010, exclusively for the purpose of being a positive influence in the community served by Indiana Members Credit Union; specifically, providing school children in the Indianapolis area with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education.  For more information, please visit


Nikki Thompson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Indiana Members Credit Union

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