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CAP COM partners with Unity House for Christmas in July Toy Drive

Posted Friday, July 6, 2018 in Happenings

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kate Fruscione, Public Relations Strategist
(518) 458-2195 ext. 4394
kfruscione@capcomfcu.org  

 

CAP COM partners with Unity House for Christmas in July Toy Drive

 

ALBANY – July 6, 2018 – CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, has announced the launch of the 2018 Christmas In July Toy Drive with Unity House. As part of Unity House’s annual Children’s Holiday Program, CAP COM will provide toy collection boxes in the lobbies of its 11 branches July 6-31. The toy drive is open to the public, including CAP COM’s membership community.

 

Toys and other items collected during this time will kick-start to the organization’s annual holiday drive for families in need each December. The July program is geared towards teen gifts. Possibilities include toiletries, makeup and personal care sets, electronic games and accessories, board games, books, sports equipment, clothing, and gift cards. Unity House provides gifts to more than 1,400 children each year.

Since 1971, Unity House has been assisting those who are living in poverty, adults living with mental illness, individuals with HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence and children with developmental delays. Christopher Burke, CEO, noted, “We are pleased to work with CAP COM and its members to kick off our holiday program. People living in poverty need assistance year ‘round, so Christmas in July is perfect.”

Creating a season of giving during the summer keeps that spirit of generosity alive. “Christmas in July brings lots of people together. Children and teens who utilize services provided by Unity House receive items that may be ordinarily out of reach. And, we are able to engage CAP COM members to support a worthy organization through our CAP COM Cares Foundation, too,” remarked Amanda Goyer, Community Relations Manager at CAP COM. “We are pleased that Unity House selected CAP COM as its 2018 Christmas in July partner.”

 

Donors may obtain a wish list of gift items by contacting Mandy Brown at Unity House at MBrown@UnityHouseNY.org . To locate donation boxes at CAP COM branches, visit: www.capcomfcu.org/branches-and-atms/ 

 

 

CAP COM Cares Foundation was established by CAP COM Federal Credit Union in 2003 to nurture the community by supporting health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that assist underprivileged families. Since inception, the Foundation has donated over $3.7 million and over 30,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of organizations in the Capital Region. The CAP COM Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID # 54-2071140. GC ID #01-204-499-07653.

 

CAP COM Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution based in the New York’s Capital Region with more than $1.6 billion in assets and 11 branch locations. The credit union is member-driven and focused on superior service, convenient products and competitive rates that help members save money and make life just a little easier. CAP COM offers all the products and services you’d find at a typical financial institution. Visit www.capcomfcu.org to find out more. Federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Equal Housing Lender.                                                                                                            


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