With the holidays in full-swing, Teachers Federal Credit Union is partnering with four community-focused charities to donate a total of $50,000 between Make-A-Wish, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Island Harvest, and the Family Service League.
Teachers is asking its members and the greater community to help decide how to allocate the $50,000 prize. While all four charities are winners, the donations will be split according to voting results:
- First place prize - $30,000
- Second place prize - $10,000
- Third place prize - $5,000
- Fourth place prize - $5,000
Members and the greater community can vote every day through Teachers’ Instagram Stories and on its Facebook page. Voting will take place every day between November 30, 2021 - December 14, 2021, and the results will be announced on December 20, 2021.
About Teachers Federal Credit Union:
Teachers Federal Credit Union (Teachers) is one of the country’s largest credit unions with $8.7 billion in assets and more than 365,000 members across all 50 states. Founded on Long Island in 1952, Teachers is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that provides members with 32 full-service branches throughout Long Island, Queens and Manhattan, as well as access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. Over the years and through various partnerships, Teachers has been proud of its role as a key supporter of the communities it serves. Teachers offers a range of member-focused products with competitive rates and low fees that started as a smart solution for teachers - now smart for all. For more information visit www.teachersfcu.org.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1980, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, having granted more than 500,000 wishes in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 40,000 volunteers around the globe, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. ® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
About Island Harvest Food Bank:
Island Harvest Food Bank is a leading hunger-relief organization that provides food and other resources to people in need. Always treating those it helps with dignity and respect, its goal is to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island through efficient food collection and distribution; enhanced hunger-awareness and nutrition-education programs; job training; and direct services targeted at children, senior citizens, veterans, and others at risk of food insecurity. As a result of Island Harvest Food Bank’s dynamic business model, more than 94 percent of expended resources go directly to programs and services that support Long Islanders facing hunger. Island Harvest Food Bank is a lead agency in the region’s emergency response preparedness for food and product distribution and is a member of Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.
About Family Service League:
Family Service League (FSL) helps individuals, children, and families to mobilize their strengths and improve the quality of their lives at home, in the workplace, and in the community. Originally founded in Huntington in 1926 as a social service agency, FSL has grown substantially since then to provide the support and security more than 50,000 Long Islanders rely on every day. From seniors seeking services, companionship and purpose and homeless individuals and families seeking shelter and support to those suffering from addiction and mental illness and families working hard to stay afloat, FSL will continue to help our neighbors when they need it most.