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Connex Credit Union Donates to Wags 4 Hope
Posted on January 24th, 2017

​Wagging Tails, Happy Faces: Connex Credit Union Supports
Rescue and Shelter Animals with More than $1,300 Donation to Wags 4 Hope
Donations collected through the Coins-for-Change program at North Haven branch 
​Connex Credit Union Vice President of Customer Advocacy Carl Casper (left) presents Wags 4 Hope Founder Annie Blumenfeld (right) with a check worth $1,323.59. These funds were raised through Connex’s Coins-for-Change program.
Contributions from visitors to Connex Credit Union’s North Haven branch during the final quarter of 2016 were recently tallied and donated to a local non-profit.  As a part of its philanthropic initiative, ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change program collected more than $1,300 for Wags 4 Hope.

The Coins-for-Change program charges a five percent fee to members, and a seven percent fee to non-members, to use Connex’s coin-cashing machines. Each fiscal quarter, this money is donated to different charitable organizations in the local community, contributing more than $10,000 annually. 

“The support we received through this program has been such a wonderful surprise and I am truly thankful to everyone who took the time to contribute,” said Annie Blumenfeld, founder, Wags 4 Hope.  “These funds will benefit shelter and rescue animals in need, and help them find their forever home.”

Wags 4 Hope is devoted to raising awareness of heartworm disease, supporting the medical needs of shelter animals and encouraging responsible pet ownership. This contribution will fund heartworm treatment and other medical procedures necessary to ensure these animals can be happy and healthy again. Additionally, Founder Annie Blumenfeld creates and sells custom pet artwork to support the organization. To learn more, purchase a painting or donate, please visit wags4hope.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 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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