PSFCU Children’s Holiday Smile annual charity drive
BROOKLYN, NY (January 6, 2022) — Nearly $175,000 was raised by members of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) for selected hospices in Poland and for helping Polish underprivileged children in the United States, in the course of the eighth edition of the “Children’s Holiday Smile” charity fundraiser. Since 2014, over a million dollars have been raised for this cause.
The annual “Children’s Holiday Smile” campaign started on November 26 and lasted until December 31, 2021. During that time, PSFCU members made 7,761 contributions at 21 PSFCU branches and on-line for a total amount of $174,498. Since the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union does not charge any fees, the entire collected amount will be distributed to the participating entities:
- Salvatorian Hospice Association, John Paul II Hospice in Bielsko Biala – $66,633;
- Swietlikowo Silesian Hospice for Children Foundation in Tychy – $42,962;
- Divine Providence Hospice of Orionine Fathers in Wolomin – $40,888;
- Children’s Smile Foundation in New York – $26,015.
“Yet again, our Credit Union Members have proven that charity runs in their blood. During the holiday season between Thanksgiving and the end of 2021, they showed incredible generosity and commitment to helping children in need, and also broke the fundraising record, raising nearly $175,000”, said PSFCU President/CEO Bogdan Chmielewski.
About Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1976 by a group of Polish immigrants to help other ethnic Poles obtain mortgages, the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union now has 21 branches in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, Pennsylvania, a Mortgage Center in New Britain, CT and an operations center in Fairfield, NJ. In addition, PSFCU offers mortgage loans on properties located in the state of Florida. Credit union members can access our services through our Online Banking, accessible on our www.psfcu.com website, or through our mobile app or utilize a Mobile Branch, a specially equipped vehicle used during special events, providing all services available at a traditional brick-and-mortar location. Through its scholarship program, PSFCU has thus far granted over six million dollars to over 5,100 students. The 45-year-old credit union has over $2.6 billion in assets and serves over 108,000 members.