INDIANA MEMBERS CREDIT UNION RAISES OVER $73,000 FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

IMCU PROVIDES 3,500 BACKPACKS TO STUDENTS

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 Pictured are IMCU employees and volunteers along with Indiana Pacers Mascot, Boomer, and Indiana Fever Mascot, Freddy Fever, at their School Supply Drive “Stuffing Party”, Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Primo South Banquet & Conference Center, located at 2615 E. National Avenue in Indianapolis.

(Indianapolis, IN)  Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), along with extremely generous members raised a total of over $73,000 in their school supply campaign which will provide 3,500 backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged children.  This total is a result of in branch promotions at their 24 branches, as well as donations from their annual “Bowl-A-Thon” employee fundraising event, their annual IMCU Rummage Sale and their annual fundraising Golf Open, to benefit the Indiana Members Foundation.  Enough funds were raised for IMCU to donate more than 87,500 supplies, which included:  backpacks, erasers, pencils, calculators, crayons, markers, notebooks, pens, art boxes, pencil sharpeners, rulers, paper, scissors, folders, colored pencils and glue sticks.

IMCU employees volunteered their time to fill the backpacks at their “Stuffing Party” on Sunday, July 24th, 2011 atPrimoSouthBanquet & ConferenceCenter, located at2615 E. National Avenue inIndianapolis, from noon – 2 pm.  In addition, IMCU disbursed 2,000 of the backpacks filled with school supplies during a live distribution from 3pm – 5 pm on Sunday in partnership with Indy BackPack Attack.  Children were able to receive a free backpack during the event when accompanied by an adult.  Indiana Pacers Mascot, Boomer, and Indiana Fever Mascot, Freddy Fever, were also on site from noon - 1pm. 

It’s reported that 83% percent of the families in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) need help with basic school supplies.  IMCU has partnered with programs in Marion and surrounding counties to provide underprivileged children the supplies they need to start the school year.  The programs included: 

MarionCountyBackPackAttack, HendricksCountyBackPackAttack, JohnsonCountyFastTrack Program, FranklinTownshipFastTrack Program, CarmelClayTownshipTrustee, Westfield“Open Doors Project”, GrantCounty’s “Get on the Bus” Program, Noblesville Trustee, MuncieMission, BackPack Attack through Salvation Army, DecaturTownship, WarrenTownshipCommon Goal, Zionsville Community School Corporation, School on Wheels, Roy Holland Backpacks for Kids  

Ron Collier, CEO of Indiana Members Credit Union, comments on the success of the campaign, “Year after year, IMCU members, employees, board of directors and volunteers never seize to amaze me.  I couldn’t be prouder of our organization and the community for stepping up and providing the pertinent tools for students to be successful in their education.  There is a definite need which local businesses can suffice.  IMCU was founded in education, on the campus of IUPUI, and therefore our principles are rooted in helping others succeed.  We are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we serve and I personally would like to thank everyone for their sincere generosity and support.  We continue to encourage others to help us in this effort to aid our children with their education.” 

For more information on Indiana Members Credit Union’s involvement with Indy BackPack Attack, please visit their website at:  www.imcu.org

About Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered inIndianapolis,Indiana, was founded in 1956 as the Indiana University Medical Center Federal Credit Union on the campus of IUPUI, and has since grown to 24 branches inCentral Indiana, offering members a better financial alternative and a full array of products and services.  Traditionally offering better rates on loans and deposits, IMCU maintains true to its roots by “Keeping It Simple” for members.  For more information, please visit IMCU online at www.imcu.org.  

 About Indiana Members Foundation

Indiana Members Foundation was founded in 2010, exclusively for the purpose of being a positive influence in the community served by Indiana Members Credit Union; specifically, providing school children in the Indianapolisarea with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education.  For more information, please visit www.imcu.org/foundation.   

 

 
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