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 member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to helping members achieve financial well-being through quality products and personalized service. Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with over $950 million in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 19 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 1,100 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.