Municipal Credit Union Teams With Operation Backpack to Help Area Schoolchildren

NEW YORK, NY (September 3, 2013) — Municipal Credit Union helped school-age children of underprivileged families start the school year off right. Staff and members of MCU collected 30 cartons of schools supplies — enough to fill over 250 backpacks with notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, crayons, rulers, staplers, tape, and various other school supplies  – as part of Operation Backpack.  MCU worked with the New York City’s Acacia Network, which provides temporary housing to families in need, to distribute the filled backpacks to needing families. (Shown: MCU Staff at the Operation Backpack distribution day at the Acacia Network’s Queens, New York location.)

Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of over $1.8 billion and offers a full range of financial services to over 350,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; certain family members, and qualifying retirees. MCU is an equal opportunity lender and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit

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