Unity One Credit Union helps struggling families with “Gear Up 4 School” supply giveaway
FORT WORTH, TX (September 1, 2015) — Unity One Credit Union held its ninth annual “Gear Up 4 School” supply giveaway on Saturday, August 22, from 8 – 10a.m at its Stockyards branch located at 2625 N. Main St. (across the street from Billy Bob’s parking lot and next to Los Vaqueros). The event, created to be a resource for families, gifts children with school mandated supplies while exposing them to small businesses and organizations in the community.
The credit union distributed over 400 drawstring backpacks containing items such as: pencils, notebooks, crayons and scissors. Supplies were distributed first come first served, and the students receiving the supplies had to be present.
“I always look forward to this event as it is a way for us to give back to the communities we serve. There’s no better feeling than knowing that you can forever impact a child’s life for the better with the gift of free school supplies,” said Gary Williams, president.
In addition to the backpack and supplies, attendees enjoyed free food from Dickey’s BBQ, a dance performance by the students at Artes de la Rosa and visited booths manned by local businesses and organizations such as: the Fort Worth Library, LULAC, Camp Fire First Texas and the United Way.
About Unity One Credit Union
Unity One Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative providing financial services to approximately 31,000 members in Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; and St. Paul, Minnesota. Originally chartered in 1927 for the employees and family members of Great Northern Railroad, today Unity One continues to provide excellent service to BNSF Railroad employees and their families as well as the communities surrounding their eight branch locations. To find out more, visit at www.unityone.org.