Redstone’s Letters to Santa contributes cheer and cash to help children’s causes

HUNTSVILLE, AL (December 11, 2018) — Redstone Federal Credit Union® is excited to see its Letters to Santa campaign grow even larger this year as it partners with local schools to spread Christmas cheer and contribute money to children’s charities.

Each December, Redstone asks the communities where it serves to help brighten the lives of children and families by sending a letter to Santa. For every letter dropped in a special Redstone mailbox or emailed to Santa from, Redstone will donate $1 to local charities. Mailboxes are located at all Redstone branches and its adopted schools.

This year’s campaign supports HEALS, Inc. in Alabama and the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties in Tennessee. Total proceeds are equally distributed, up to $18,000.

This is the first year that Redstone has placed boxes in its adopted schools to give students an opportunity to write to Santa and to support the children’s charities in their communities.

“We enjoy giving back to the community. It’s who we are,’’ said Joe Newberry, Redstone’s President and CEO.  “It’s great fun to help Santa get ready for the big night; while supporting charities that do so much to brighten the lives of children.’’ Newberry said. This year, Redstone hopes to donate the maximum of $9,000 to each charity.

HEALS, Inc. provides healthcare to children through on-site school clinics that provide primary health care, including dental and optometry services. The Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit that works as a multidisciplinary team to help children and their families find justice and heal from abuse.

Jennifer Linton, chief financial officer at HEALS, said their organization is honored to be selected by Redstone for the Letters to Santa campaign.

“Our staff is excited to share the magic of the holidays with our patients by having Redstone’s Santa mailboxes in our clinics. The funds received through this campaign will help us continue our mission of providing quality, accessible health care to the children in our community that need it most,’’ Linton said.

Sharon De Boer, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center, echoes those sentiments.

“During this holiday season, the Child Advocacy Center is grateful to Redstone for supporting crisis intervention services to child abuse victims through the Letters to Santa Campaign,” De Boer said.

The campaign continues through Dec. 24.


Santa and Mrs. Claus join Joe Newberry, right, President & CEO of Redstone Federal Credit Union, and Heather Mason, Executive Director of HEALS Inc., to kick-off the latest Letters to Santa campaign.

About Redstone Federal Credit Union

With more than $5.1 billion in assets, Redstone Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Alabama and one of the largest federal credit unions in the nation by assets. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Redstone Federal Credit Union serves more than 453,000 members. Chartered on November 28, 1951, Redstone Federal Credit Union has proudly served its members for 67 years and has 27 conveniently located branches across North Alabama and Tennessee. Redstone Federal Credit Union provides a level of service that is not generally available at other financial institutions through its philosophy of - People Helping People.


Patricia Lloyd
Public Relations Coordinator
Redstone Federal Credit Union

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