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Home for the Holidays - Connex CU Supports the Columbus House to Help the Homeless
Posted on November 25th, 2015

In the spirit of the holidays and giving, Connex Credit Union has partnered with Columbus House for its “Home for the Holidays” collection drive, a campaign that will help shelter families move into new homes with the basic necessities. From now until December 16, all seven Connex branches will collect items to build housewarming kits, as well as monetary donations, to aid families in their transition out of homelessness and into their own homes.
The residents of Columbus House, which include families with children, veterans and seniors, are often moving into their new home without the basics, such as bedding, dishes and towels. Transitioning out of homelessness can be a difficult process, and many of these residents do not have the financial flexibility to purchase these essentials.
Connex Credit Union will have baskets in each branch’s lobby to collect new items for the housewarming kits. Each branch will be collecting specific supplies, and donations will be accepted from members and non-members:
         Hamden and North Haven – Kitchen supplies        
         Branford, Meriden and New Haven – Cleaning supplies        
         Guilford and Orange – Bath supplies
*All seven branches will be collecting toys and monetary donations

“We are proud to work with Columbus House to help bring joy to these families during the holiday season,” said Louise Nestor, director of marketing, Connex Credit Union. “We encourage all of our members and the community to stop by and bring an item of need to one of our branches. Every little bit helps and adds up to make a big difference.”
Columbus House is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that  has been providing solutions to homelessness since 1982. Columbus House not only provides emergency shelter, but also expanded their services to assist those who are homeless on their path to independence. To learn more about Columbus House please visit their website
“Home for the Holidays” is a part of ConnexCares, Connex’s charitable and philanthropic program. To learn more about ConnexCares please visit or contact Roquita Johnson at

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