Winter in Minnesota can be harsh, and something as basic as a warm winter coat becomes a necessity. The thought of a child going without proper attire is hard to accept, so we are happy to take an active role in helping to prevent that...
Woodbury, Minn (PRWEB) January 25, 2012
Thanks to the generosity of Postal Credit Union of Minnesota (PCU) members, staff and the community, more than 110 children in the Twin Cities metro area will receive new or gently used coats this winter. A total of 53 coats were collected at PCU branch locations during a two-week Salvation Army Coats for Kids drive in October. In addition, the PCU Community Foundation collected $1,000 in Casual for a Cause and other donations, which the Salvation Army will use to make 60 more coats for needy children.
This is the second year PCU and the PCU Community Foundation have partnered with the Salvation Army to serve as a drop-off site for the local community and provide monetary support for the Coats for Kids program. For 26 years, Coats for Kids has provided coats for Twin Cities’ children. More than 285,000 coats and winter accessories have been distributed to Twin Cities’ children through Coats for Kids since the program began.
“Winter in Minnesota can be harsh, and something as basic as a warm winter coat becomes a necessity,” commented PCU President Russ Plunkett. “The thought of a child going without proper attire is hard to accept, so we are happy to take an active role in helping to prevent that through the Coats for Kids drive.”
The mission of the PCU Community Foundation is to strengthen the quality of life within our communities by supporting local initiatives at a variety of levels, including early childhood development, financial literacy programs, local food shelves and food programs, veteran’s organizations, affordable housing programs and more. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible and funds received are reinvested into the community. Learn more about how you can help these worthy causes through PCU Community Foundation.
Founded in 1926, PCU is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience. PCU offers a complete range of services, including 24/7 loan approval, mortgages, online banking, online deposits, checking, business services, investment services and more. PCU is proud to serve Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties, with office locations in Eagan, Hugo,
North St. Paul, West St. Paul and Woodbury. For more information, contact PCU at 651-770-7000, 800-247-0857 or visit http://www.postalcu.org.