Kohler Credit Union helps in donation of 1100 toys
KOHLER, WI (December 28, 2015) — Kohler Credit Union participated in Salvation Army’s annual Toys for Tots campaign that took place mid-November through mid-December. The credit union’s efforts garnered approximately 1100 toys to be donated to local families in need this holiday season in the Sheboygan and Ozaukee County areas.
This year’s toy drive included a visit by the U.S. Marines at all eight of Kohler Credit Union’s branches as well as a matching program where Kohler Credit Union donated a toy for every toy donated on the day the Marines were on site.
“This is the second year we had the honor of having the U.S. Marines on site to help us with Toys for Tots. Their presence generates such a positive energy around the campaign and helps bring in donations. Our employees and members look forward to having them here and I look forward to continuing this tradition,” said Laura Gabrielse, vice president of communications at Kohler Credit Union. “We are very fortunate to be part of such a generous community.”
The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The toys collected at Kohler Credit Union were distributed to the Salvation Army of Sheboygan County, the Salvation Army in Plymouth and the Volunteer Center of Ozaukee who manages the Salvation Army holiday campaigns in Ozaukee County.
About Kohler Credit Union
Kohler Credit Union is a $495 million not-for-profit, financial cooperative, owned and governed by its members. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Sheboygan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or Waukesha County; as well as their immediate family members and associations or organizations.