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Connex CU Donates $750 to Community Dining Room
Posted on November 13th, 2015

Kerry Perrotta, branch manager, Connex Credit Union’s Guilford branch (left) and Katie Beesley, assistant branch manager, Connex Credit Union’s Guilford branch (right), present Patricia Kral, executive director, Community Dining Room (middle,) with a check for $746.89. The funds were raised through Connex’s “Coins-for-Change” program.
 
 The spare change we receive on a daily basis is often neglected. Connex Credit Union has developed 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 nearly $750, from the fees collected by Connex’s coin-cashing machine at their Guilford branch, to Community Dining Room. Connex’s “Coins-for-Change” program charges a five percent fee to members, a seven percent fee to non-members and donates the fees collected to charitable organizations in the local community.
 
“We would like to thank Connex Credit Union for their very generous donation, and for sponsoring an excellent program that helps to raise funds for families who struggle financially and are hungry,” said Patricia Kral, executive director, Community Dining Room. “Community Dining Room provides over 1,000 meals every week, and this donation will be used to assure all our shoreline neighbors have access to enough food every day. Thank you Connex for helping us help others.”
 
Community Dining Room, founded in 1985, is a non-profit organization devoted to providing food, support and companionship to those in need. Each month they serve more than 4,500 meals, in addition to providing nutritional programs and health screenings.  Community Dining Room partners with local businesses and groups to identify all available resources to assist their patrons. For more information, or to donate, please visit their website www.communitydiningroom.org.
 
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 rjohnson@connexcu.org.
 
About ConnexCares:

ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.
About Connex Credit Union:
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 49,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford or Middlesex Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org.



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