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Arsenal celebrates the holidays with random acts of kindness

Community Involvement
Arsenal celebrates the holidays with random acts of kindness

This holiday season, Arsenal employees paid it forward to the communities we serve.

Credit unions are about people helping people. Helping others is embedded in all that we do here at Arsenal Credit Union. Serving those in need connects us to our roots and what credit unions are all about.

Arsenal employees were given a $50 to “pay it forward” and help a person, charity or other organization of their choice.

Employees were able to choose their own donation recipient or pool together as a department to make a large donation. In total, the credit union made $3,400 in donations during the campaign! Below are some of the organizations we helped with random acts of kindness.

Belleville Area Humane Society

Employees at our Swansea branch pooled together and made a $150 donation. BAHS is a nonprofit shelter that strives to improve the lives of animals in the community through adoption, humane education and community outreach.

Mary’s House of Hope

Our Member Solutions Center pooled together and made a donation to this organization. Mary’s House of Hope Project raises funds to build transitional housing for women and children.

Maxine’s Daycare Center in Alton, Illinois

The Central Lending department pooled together and made a $400 donation to this organization. Maxine’s Day Care Center provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old.

IFCLA – St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America

Our Marketing Vice President, Ken Moser, made a $50 donation to this organization. Through education and organizing in St. Louis, IFCLA convenes an inter-faith community to accompany the people of Latin America in their work for human rights and social justice. They build relationships among allies and direct impacted communities to effect change in U.S. policies and laws.

Windsor Elementary School

Our Marketing Analyst, Jenny Remes, made a $50 donation to Windsor Elementary school. The school will use it for a fund that helps less fortunate families with basic necessities, bills, Christmas presents and more!

Homeless Youth Initiative

Several back-office employees pooled together to donate a total of $600 to this organization. Homeless Youth Initiative is a program designed to help 15- to 18-year-olds in Jefferson County, MO, who do not live with their families and are still attending high school.

Second Chance Ranch

Tellers and member service representatives at our Arnold branch pooled together to make a $450 donation to this organization. Second Chance Ranch is committed to helping and being a voice for the most needy among our community’s most vulnerable creatures. They are dedicated to creating a loving home for senior dogs and cats who are homeless or sick and  strive to make the rest of their life the best of their life.

Here’s a complete list of the organizations Arsenal employees donated to this holiday season.

We’ve included links to websites and Facebook pages so you can learn more about these organizations and help them with a monetary donation or your time if you’d like.