Lincoln County Credit Union makes donation to keep after school program alive
HELENA, MT (September 4, 2019) — Lincoln County Credit Union (Lincoln County CU) has donated $15,000 to Troy Public Schools to get its after-school program up and running in time for the new school year.
The after-school program learned that they would not be receiving a federal grant for the upcoming school year, leaving them $30,000 short. The program started reaching out to local community members and businesses asking for donations. Exercising the credit union philosophy, Lincoln County CU jumped on the opportunity to support the community they serve and make the donation to help fund this program. The influence of this program is well-known throughout the community.
“Our community is the reason we do what we do,” said Lindsay Beaty, president of Lincoln County CU. “We love when we have the opportunity to give back and show our gratitude to those in our community and show them our support. It is our honor and privilege to provide this donation to such a great program.”
The program is offered Monday through Thursday for students of Troy Elementary School. Students who attend are welcomed with a snack and given the opportunity to receive extra help with schoolwork. They also get the chance to participate in a wide variety of activities including crafting, athletics and community service.
“The support from our community has been unreal,” said Dr. Jacob Francom, Troy Schools Superintendent and Elementary Principal. “Our students deserve the opportunities that our program offers, and we are so grateful for the generous donation of Lincoln County CU that allowed us to get this program off the ground for another successful year.”
About Montana’s Credit Unions
Montana’s Credit Unions is the statewide trade association working to ensure the success, growth, and vitality of Montana credit unions. As not-for-profit financial institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve as part of the credit union philosophy.