People’s Credit Union Donates Over 100 Backpacks & School Supplies to Local Children

MIDDLETOWN, RI (September 4, 2013) — On August 22nd, People’s Credit Union employees delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to over 100 students from all over Rhode Island.  The backpacks were filled with pencils, notebooks, crayons, and other necessary supplies a child would need to start the school year with.  Students that received the backpacks were from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport, Reach Out LLC in North Kingstown and Good Neighbor Kitchen in Bristol.

The money was raised for the backpacks and the supplies through dress down days during the summer.  This is the eighth year the Credit Union has done the backpack drive.  It was coordinated by People’s Community Enhancement Committee (CEC).  The CEC is an employee volunteer committee that identifies volunteer opportunities for employees and builds relationships with organizations to help meet the needs of the communities we serve.

“The backpack drive is one of our favorite initiatives, we love seeing how excited the children are when they receive all their new school supplies.  We are happy we can continue to help out local students in the communities we serve,” commented Izilda Afonso, Chair of the event.

People’s Credit Union serves members through six locations in Bristol, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Wakefield.

People’s, a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government.

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