We Share a Common Thread Foundation virtual fundraiser raises nearly $80,000 for local organizations
LOWELL, MA (June 11, 2020) — Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union held its first Virtual We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser from May 13-20, raising nearly $80,000 to support the Foundation’s mission. The We Share a Common Thread Foundation was established in 2011 to help support the lives of people in the community by assisting with food, shelter, clothing, health, and education.
The 10th anniversary of the fundraising event was originally scheduled to be held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in February but was canceled due to COVID-19. But, due to the generosity of the event sponsors, Fiserv and DCU, and the community, the first virtual event raised more than the previous year’s event and will allow the foundation to distribute funds to 125 local non-profit organizations. Visit WSACT.com for a full list of recipients.
“We are thankful for the support we receive every year, but this year, in a time when so many are in need, we continue to be amazed at how our employees, our sponsors, our members, and our community have come together,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “These funds allow us to extend our ongoing support to more organizations at a time when so many more people are relying on them.”
About Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, community-based financial cooperative. Locally owned by 93,000 members with $1.6 billion in assets, Jeanne D’Arc operates eight full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford, Methuen and Westford, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire; high-school branches at Lowell High, Dracut High, and Nashua High School South; a loan center in Lowell; and a mortgage center in Chelmsford.