For Immediate Release
December 28, 2012
Local Contact: Jordan Adams
Arizona State Credit Union Spreads Holiday Cheer by Giving Back to Community
Credit union donates gifts to more than 100 children, adults and animals in need
PHOENIX, Ariz. –Arizona State Credit Union provided gifts for 100 children enrolled in the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Program as a way to give back to the local community during the holidays.
More than 85 associates participated in donating over $5,400 in toys and clothing. This allowed Phoenix-based children, from newborn to 12 years of age, to have gifts to open during the holidays when it may otherwise not be possible.
In addition to participating in the Christmas Angel Program, the credit union’s Payson branch collected supplies for the Payson Humane Society and the town’s emergency shelter. An overwhelming response from associates and members resulted in both charities receiving more than 300 items, which included clothes, toys, gift cards, food, beds, cleaning supplies and blankets.
“As a local financial cooperative, it is our responsibility to assist Arizonans in need not only during the holidays, but year round,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “I am humbled by the generosity of both our members and associates and am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the communities in which we serve.”
These donation drives follow a long list of credit union efforts to give back to the local community, including supporting state employees through partnerships with several prominent local organizations, hosting Shred-A-Thons to assist community members with protecting against identity theft by shredding and recycling their old documents, and annually awarding grants and scholarships to Arizona students and alumni to help ease the financial burden of higher education.
For more information about the benefits of a local cooperative or to become a member of Arizona State Credit Union, visit azstcu.org or call 800.671.1098.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 125,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for the organization’s commitment to meeting members needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 locations across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a six-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a five-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence™. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.