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Orange County’s Credit Union raises over $4K for CHOC Children’s at Shred & eWaste Day

SANTA ANA, CA (June 7, 2019)Orange County’s Credit Union, a Santa Ana-based financial services provider with more than 112,000 Members, raised over $4,000 to donate to CHOC Children’s Hospital (CHOC) at their latest Shred and eWaste Day events in partnership with Williams Data Management and California Electronics Recycler. Over the course of two days, the Credit Union collected 24,470 pounds of paper and 10,020 pounds of electronics to safely recycle.

Members of Orange County’s Credit Union had the option of attending the event at either the Orange County Employer Association location in Santa Ana or the Orange County’s Credit Union Santa Ana branch location off St. Andrew Place. Electronics accepted for collection included items such ascomputers, CD and DVD drives, LCD monitors, televisions, old cell phones, microwaves, monitors, keyboards, FAX machines, and more.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans experience some form of identity theft each year. Properly disposing of confidential papers and electronics is an important step in protecting personal information, as carelessly discarded documents and hardware, such as computers and cell phones, may be used for identity theft.

Williams Data Management and California Electronics Recycler redeemed the recycle materials to make a donation directly to CHOC.

“Orange County’s Credit Union is grateful to provide a complimentary, and more importantly, a safe service for our Members to properly dispose of confidential information,” shared Stefanie Rupp, Community Development Manager at Orange County’s Credit Union. “We’re appreciative of the Members that came out to support and, additionally, helped us raise funds for an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts.”

Since 2011, the Credit Union has offered its Members the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive, personal information at no cost through their Shred & eWaste events in support of CHOC. CHOC, located in Orange, has been committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children since 1964.

The Shred and eWaste Day events are part of Orange County’s Credit Union’s mission of providing financial education, security and resources to its Members.


About Orange County’s Credit Union

Orange County’s Credit Union is a Santa Ana-based financial services provider established in 1938 with more than 135,000 Members and over $2.5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial services provider, Orange County’s Credit Union is owned by Members, not shareholders, which means its profits are returned to Members in the form of fewer fees, lower loan rates, and enhanced products and services. Orange County’s Credit Union is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to support the challenges faced by low-income families and communities, and offers a full range of financial services to Members, including checking and savings, mobile banking, and retirement accounts, as well as auto, small business, and home loans with zero-percent down and three-percent down options. Ranked in the top three percent of credit unions nationwide based on assets, Orange County’s Credit Union offers Membership to anyone who lives or works in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information, visit Orange County’s Credit Union’s website at www.orangecountyscu.org or call (888) 354-6228.

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