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Connex Credit Union Donates $450 to Roses for Autism
Posted on May 28th, 2015

Connex Credit Union Guilford Branch Manager Kerry Perrotta (left), and Assistant Branch Manager Katie Beesley (far right) present Lori Gregan, Retail Operations Manager, Roses for Autism with a check for $468.09. The funds were raised by Connex Credit Union’s “Coins-for-Change” fundraising program.

While many may neglect their spare change, Connex Credit Union has a way to utilize these coins to make a difference for local charitable organizations. As a part of its community-giving program ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union recently donated $468.09 to Roses for Autism from the fees collected by Connex’s coin-cashing machine at the Guilford branch. Connex’s “Coins-for-Change” program charges a five percent fee to members and a seven percent fee to non-members and donates the fees collected to charitable organizations in the local community.
“On behalf of Roses for Autism we would like to thank Connex Credit Union for their donation,” said Lori Gregan, Retail Operations Manager, Roses for Autism. “This contribution is greatly appreciated, and will support our mission of fostering meaningful employment and personnel success at Roses for Autism.”

Roses for Autism is a social enterprise designed to give valuable work experience to people living with autism, and help them to obtain professional and social skills that will allow them to eventually gain meaningful employment and achieve personal success. The employees of Roses for Autism partake in the dynamic business of growing and selling a variety of different flowers. To learn more about the program, or to support the cause by purchasing flowers, please visit
If you are a local non-profit or charitable organization interested in participating in the “Coins-for-Change” program, please contact Roquita Johnson at Connex Credit Union, at 203-603-5787 or

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