Peach State FCU and Toys for Tots unite in holiday spirit

CORNELIA, GA (December 27, 2023) — Peach State Federal Credit Union’s annual toy drive in support of the Marine Toys for Tots program was a success! Every year, the credit union uses their branch locations as convenient drop-off sites for community members to support Toys for Tots. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and deliver them as holiday gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

“The annual toy drive unites all of us in the holiday spirit by helping families in need and giving back to our communities,” says said Demitra Houlis, Peach State’s Chief Administrative Officer and Foundation President. “It’s one of the many efforts that align with the credit union’s C.A.R.E.S Foundation, which supports local charities, food banks, and school systems with the goal of helping our communities thrive. The Foundation helps brings the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ to life and we’re proud to support the efforts of Toys for Tots program.”

In 2021, Peach State introduced the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation with a goal of helping neighbors through contributions throughout our service area. Because of the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation, meaningful contributions are made within local communities that positively impact the lives of those who live in them. To learn more about the efforts of the C.A.R.E.S Foundation and how you can be part of something bigger in your community, visit

Peach State staff members Olivia, Maria and Travell posing with some of the Toys for Tots gifts generously donated by members and staff.

About Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation

Peach State Federal Credit Union’s passion for helping their members and community guided them to create the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. The Foundation is funded by the credit union’s Visa Debit Card program and private donors. Since the inception of the Peach State C.A.R.E.S. Visa Debit Card program in July 2019, more than $2+ million has been donated to charitable organizations, school systems and the arts in the communities that Peach State serves. The C.A.R.E.S. program was created to put these contributions on a sustainable path for the future. To learn more about how Peach State cares, visit Peach State is a $953 million not-for-profit financial cooperative that serves more than 85,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina with a mission to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information about their products and services, visit


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