Royal Credit Union’s “Giving Never Melts Away” annual toy drive begins November 1

EAU CLAIRE, WI (November 1, 2017) — Royal Credit Union and The Salvation Army are pleased to partner once again for the credit union’s annual Christmas toy drive: Giving Never Melts Away. New and unwrapped toys for children of all ages are being accepted at all Royal Credit Union locations during regular business hours from November 1 – November 30. Once the toys are collected, they are distributed via The Salvation Army to families in the communities Royal Credit Union serves.

Financial struggles can dampen the Christmas spirit for many families, and the Giving Never Melts Away toy drive was created to bring joy to children in need during the holiday season, as well as help to relieve the financial burden of gift giving. Royal Credit Union’s core ideology, “To create a positive impact in the lives we touch,” is demonstrated yearly by the number of toys collected; last year alone over 500 toys were collected and donated to The Salvation Army.  After donation, employees from the Salvation Army pick up the toys and coordinate distribution to families in the area.

“We are very excited for this opportunity to give back to the communities we serve,” said Vicki Hoehn, vice president of community engagement. “Every year we have more toys donated and the impact we have only continues to grow. It’s a great feeling knowing we are helping families in need.”

In early December, the toys will be collected by The Salvation Army, and then distributed to children in need. Those donating toys are encouraged to remember children over the age of 13 when selecting toys to contribute, as this group typically receives the lowest amount of toy donations. Royal Credit Union is proud to be able to once again make an impact on the communities they serve and remind those in need that Giving Never Melts Away.

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 290,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. A complete list of Member eligibility requirements is available on the Royal Credit Union website. To learn more about Royal, visit or call 800-341-9911.


Holly Hermanson
Community Engagement Coordinator
Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-833-8112 (office)
715-563-6711 (mobile)

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