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Connex CU Presents a Check to Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Posted on March 3rd, 2016

Connex Credit Union’s Vice President of Customer Advocacy Carl Casper (right) presents Donna Violante, executive director, Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven (left) with a check for $829.90. The funds were raised through Connex’s Coins-for-Change program.
 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 2, 2016) – Spare change adds up, and the results can help make an impact on the community. With its Coins-for-Change program, Connex Credit Union has developed a way to utilize our often neglected pocket change to support local non-profit organizations. As a part of its philanthropic program ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union recently donated more than $800, from the fees collected by Connex’s coin-cashing machine at their North Haven branch, to Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven. Coins-for-Change 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 are very grateful to Connex Credit Union for supporting Literacy Volunteers with this donation and its ongoing commitment to bettering our communities,” said Donna Violante, executive director, Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven. “These funds will be used to aid our programs in greater New Haven, and help us continue to empower adults through literacy.”
 
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven recruits, trains and supports volunteers to tutor adult students through free classes in reading, writing and English conversation. The money contributed through Coins-for-Change will be utilized to support these programs. Literacy Volunteers’ mission is to create a community where 100 percent literacy is the norm.   For more information, or to donate, please visit their website www.lvagnh.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 45,000 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, Middlesex, or Fairfield 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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