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Robins Financial Credit Union participates in a community project

WARNER ROBINS, GA (July 16, 2018) — Robins Financial Credit Union recently contributed over $132,000 to eight organizations as part of their annual Community Project. Organizations are selected by a Board Committee based on their reputation and the work they do for the community.

Robins Financial is committed to the communities they serve and give back whenever possible. The funding from this year’s Community Project will fill a specific need for the selected organizations as follows:

  • Cherished Children Daycare provides quality, educational daycare for all families but with a focus towards low-income working parents or parents returning to school. They received $7,000 to strip and wax floors, repaint classrooms, and purchase storage cubicles, bookshelves, gazebo for playground, and dishwasher.
  • Children’s Miracle Network increases awareness for children’s hospitals. They received a total of $150,000 to be paid out over the course of three years. This funding will go to the construction of the new Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon.
  • Happy Hour Service Center serves the developmentally disabled citizens in Houston County. Individuals are trained in daily living skills, communication skills, social skills and work adjustment skills. They received $6,000 to renovate their Thrift Store into a Coffee Shop.
  • Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic improves the healthcare of the communities they serve by providing patient focused, high quality, cost-effective services while promoting health and wellness. They received $6,600 to purchase new technology updates including tablets with accessories and a new document scanner.
  • Make-A-Wish Georgia creates life-changing wishes for children facing critical illness. They received $50,000 to grant the wishes of five children in the Middle Georgia area.
  • Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center serves child sexual abuse victims by offering crisis counseling, referrals to community resources and court accompaniment. They also provide parenting programs to help new mothers as well as child development and growth, effective discipline for your child and support with continuing education or job advancement. They received a total of $18,398 for renovations including new windows, landscaping, and installing a new security system.
  • United in Pink enhances the quality of life for breast cancer survivors and their families by addressing their unique physical, psychological, relational and educational needs. They received $16,000 to create a Rolling Resource Center to provide access to services and expand the direct community impact.
  • VECTR Center serves as a gateway for veterans’ re-entry into Georgia’s public postsecondary educational systems and workforce. The center is designed to serve veterans and their families through career counseling, educational coaching, workforce training, and more. They received $4,173.50 to create information guides on education and Veterans benefits.

Ashley Minshew and Shane Reagan with Robins Financial Credit Union present the Community Project check to Cherished Children Daycare

John Rhea, Christina O’Brien and Amy Etheridge with Robins Financial Credit Union present the Community Project check to Children’s Miracle Network

Tammy Ross with Robins Financial Credit Union present the Community Project check to Happy Hour

Amy Etheridge with Robins Financial Credit Union presents the Community Project check to Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic

John Rhea, Christina O’Brien, Dee Dee Côté and Amy Etheridge with Robins Financial Credit Union present the Community Project check to Make-A-Wish Georgia and wish families

Kathy Sianis and Scott Kletcke with Robins Financial Credit Union present the Community Project check to Tanya Zellner with Rainbow House

John Rhea, Christina O’Brien and Dee Dee Côté with Robins Financial Credit Union assist at the Ribbon Cutting for the Community Project donation to United in Pink

Christina O’Brien with Robins Financial Credit Union presents the Community Project check to Patricia Ross with the VECTR Center Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with twenty-one branches in central Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 197,000 members, with assets exceeding $2.6 billion.


About Robins Financial Credit Union

Christina O’Brien is the President and CEO of Robins Financial Credit Union, where she has proudly worked to support and grow membership for nearly 30 years. In addition to serving the members of Robins Financial, Christina currently volunteers her expertise and leadership at various community and industry organizations such as the Middle Georgia State University Foundation Board, 21st Century Partnership Board, New Town Macon Board and the Members ATM Alliance Board. She has also previously served as a Board Member for Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce, Robins Regional Education Foundation, United Way of Central Georgia Campaign Cabinet, and Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Contacts

Contacts:

Hillary Bobbitt

Marketing Programs Coordinator

hbobbitt@robinsfcu.org

478-923-3773 x2866

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