RTN collects school supplies to benefit children in Waltham
WALTHAM, MA (September 6, 2018) — Last week, the RTN Federal Credit Union Employees Community Outreach Committee donated fifteen fully stuffed backpacks for students and a large box of school supplies for teachers in Waltham Public Schools. The Backpack Drive is one of the activities the Committee holds during the year to support non-profit organizations and charities in local communities through personal donations and contributions of their free time.
The backpacks and supplies were collected at RTN branches, and distributed to the Waltham Public School system through Waltham Crossings, an assisted living facility in Waltham that organized a backpack project this summer. There are more than 120 homeless families in Waltham with school-age children, and the goal was to send as many of those children as possible off to school with brand new backpacks and supplies to start the school year off successfully.
“We appreciate the generosity of RTN staff, members and those in the community area to help Waltham children and youth in need have the basic resources to learn and do well in school,” says Robin Hartnett, RTN Regional Branch Manager. “On behalf of RTN, I want to thank everyone who donated to this important cause and thanks to Waltham Crossings for distributing the backpacks and supplies that were donated in our branches.”
RTN Staff with Backpacks and school supplies collected
About RTN Federal Credit Union
RTN is a full-service financial cooperative, owned by and operated for its members. Established in 1945, it is one of the 10 largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with nearly $900 million in assets, 50,000 members and 20 branches. Membership is open to employees and family members of 800 employer groups.