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Connex Credit Union Continues Support of Local Charitable Groups
Posted on January 9th, 2017

​Connex Credit Union Continues Support of
Local Charitable Groups with Coins-for-Change Program
 
Both members and non-members can contribute to this initiative 
 
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Connex Credit Union is proud to announce that its highly successful Coins-for-Change program will return in 2017. This initiative, which donated more than $10,000 in 2016, was developed to help convert neglected spare change into a beneficial contribution for deserving non-profits.

Sorting, counting and wrapping coins can be a nuisance, but coin-counting machines can make the task quick and easy. Unlike most machines that charge high fees and profit from them, Connex donates one hundred percent of its modest fees to various community organizations each quarter. Connex’s coin-counting machines charge a five percent fee to Connex members and a seven percent fee to non-members and every penny goes towards a worthy charity via the Coins-for-Change program.

Those looking to participate can find coin-counting machines at four Connex branches in Guilford, Hamden, Meriden and North Haven.

Coins-for-Change occurs four times each year as part of the ConnexCares philanthropic initiative. Connex has selected the following charitable groups to benefit from the program during the initial quarter of 2017.

From Jan. 1 through March 31, 2017, members and non-members can donate by visiting:
Connex’s Guilford Branch located at 849 Boston Post Road to donate to Branford Early Childhood CollaborativeConnex’s Hamden Branch located at 2100 Dixwell Ave. to donate to  New Haven ReadsConnex’s Meriden Branch located at 533 S. Broad St. (Townline Square) to donate to North Haven Education Foundation, Inc.Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. to donate to North Haven Garden ClubBranford Early Childhood Collaborative (BECC) seeks to instill a love of learning in both school and life for Branford children, from birth to eight years old. Funds raised would help alleviate programming costs associated with Branford’s early childhood support network and Early Care Provider Roundtable Series.
New Haven Reads promotes children’s literacy through free personal tutoring, educational family support and a community book bank.

North Haven Education Foundation, Inc. encourages academic excellence by funding projects and initiatives for students and the community designed to enhance or extend learning opportunities beyond the conventional resources of the school system. Contributions would go towards educational materials and programs not included in the board of education budget.
North Haven Garden Club provides gardening and beautification efforts for the town of North Haven. They maintain several locations with plantings and street landscaping services, including the library and historical buildings.

To learn more about Coins-for-Change, or any of the other charitable ConnexCares initiatives, please visit connexcu.org or contact Roquita Johnson at 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 48,000 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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