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Team TFCU Collecting Needed School Supplies

August 8, 2016

Hauppauge, N.Y., August 8, 2016 – Teachers Federal Credit Union, one of the country’s largest credit unions, is supporting Team TFCU, an employee community service group of volunteers, as they call on members to donate school supplies for needy children at their local TFCU branch.  During the month of August, all 25 TFCU branches will have collection boxes and staff ready to assist members who wish to donate items. The school supplies collected will be donated to Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, which provides students in grades K–12 items and tools needed for their schooling and learning.

In keeping with Team TFCU’s motto, “Together We Educate, Take Action, and Motivate,” credit union members have demonstrated their support of this annual effort to assist needy children who lack the necessary school supplies to be prepared for the school year. School supplies which are typically needed when school starts in September include backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, binders, filler paper and glue sticks.

“Our School Supply Donation Drive is an annual program that benefits and encourages boys and girls attending local schools.  School supplies can be very expensive for families and our members want all children to start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.  We know our members are generous, however, for this program we will not be accepting certificates or cash contributions. We want to give the children the things they will use in the classroom or when they are doing homework or projects,” said Robert G. Allen, TFCU’s President/CEO.

“Positive school experiences enhance children’s overall well-being, help them make more successful transitions to adulthood, and increase their chances for personal fulfillment and economic self-sufficiency, as well as their ability to contribute to society,” said Corinne Hammons, CEO, Little Flower. “Students who are well-equipped stay connected to school. They earn better grades, receive higher test scores, have better attendance records and have a higher graduation rate.”

 

TFCU, with more than 260,000 members and over $5 billion in assets, is committed to supporting members of the community and not-for-profit organizations. For more information about this program call 631-698-7000, ext. 3695 or go to www.teachersfcu.org

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About TFCU:
Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), one of the country’s largest credit unions, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution.  TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $5 billion in total assets, serves more than 260,000 members and has 25 full-service branches throughout Long Island including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Huntington, Manorville, Merrick, Nesconset, North Babylon, North Massapequa, Oakdale, Patchogue, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, and Wading River. Members also have access to services at more than 5,000 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties. More information is available about TFCU by visiting www.teachersfcu.org or by calling (631) 698-7000.

About Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York (www.littleflowerny.org): For 86 years Little Flower has been guided by the mission to provide hope and help to thousands of people every year.  In 2015 alone we managed the successful adoption of 59 children into new families, served 858 children in loving foster families, cared for 130 children in the Residential Treatment and Respite Centers, helped 224 children return to their own families, assisted 112 young adults to begin life on their own, provided preventative service to 27 teens in foster care, served 200 young adults in our Bridges to Health Program, and helped 372 adults with developmental disabilities to lead more rewarding lives.

 

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