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Connex Credit Union Collecting Household items
Posted on December 5th, 2016

​Connex Credit Union Collecting Household Items Until December 13
To Support Widowed Mother of Five as Part of the “Adopt-A-Family” Program
Family of six forced to relocate after losing father and husband in car accident

 Connex Credit Union announces that it has partnered with New Reach, a 501(c)3 charity committed to building hopeful futures for those experiencing poverty in Connecticut, for its 12th annual Adopt-A-Family program. This initiative was created to help New Reach provide gifts and essentials during the holiday season for its neediest families. Connex has “adopted” a widowed mother and her five children, and will be collecting donations from both members and non-members as part of its annual holiday drive at all seven locations until December 13.
This family was forced to relocate to a new home after a tragic accident took the life of their husband and father during the summer. Many of their personal items were discarded during the move and the mother is working tirelessly at her part-time job to stabilize her family and rebuild their home.

Each Connex branch will be collecting different items that have been requested by the family:

Guilford – Items for the Mother
North Haven and Hamden – Toys
Orange and Meriden – Winter clothing items
Branford and New Haven – Bedding items

Those unable to visit a specific location can bring items to their local Connex branch. These designations are guidelines, but all branches will be accepting any donation.

For suggested products, please visit your local Connex branch or call 1-800-CR-UNION. Additional information is also available on Connex’s website and Facebook page. Monetary donations and Wal-Mart gift cards are also appreciated.

“We take great pride in our efforts to better the community through our ConnexCares program,” said Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union. “Every donation helps, and we encourage our members and the community to join us in bringing joy to a family that truly needs it.”

You do not need to be a Connex member to contribute and all donations will be accepted.

Extra items or duplicates will be distributed to other families in New Reach’s program.

Please visit connexcu.org for more information or visit newreach.org to discover how you can “adopt” your own family.

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 46,000 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.

About New Reach:
New reach is a 501(c)3 that delivers an array of housing interventions to end homelessness and alleviate poverty. From operating emergency shelters to developing affordable housing and everything in between, New Reach is committed to building hopeful futures for those experiencing homelessness and poverty in Connecticut. 

 


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