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Connex Credit Union and WPLR Partner to Benefit New Haven Diaper Bank
Posted on February 21st, 2017

​Connex Credit Union and WPLR Partner to Benefit
New Haven Diaper Bank with Shamrock & Roll 5K March 5
Community donations accepted at Connex branches through February 25 
Connex Credit Union partners with WPLR (99.1 FM) to present the Shamrock & Roll 5K, Connecticut’s largest St. Patrick’s Day themed race, on Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017, at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Diaper Bank in New Haven and community donations are accepted at all Connex branches through Feb. 25.

The Diaper Bank is a local non-profit organization founded in June 2004 to counteract the lack of public assistance poor and low-income families receive for purchasing diapers. The organization seeks to prevent the risk of health and parenting complications caused by limited access to diapers.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to once again sponsor the Shamrock & Roll after last year’s incredible showing produced a record-breaking contribution of more than 16,300 diapers ,” said Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union. “Connex has a longstanding commitment to improving our surrounding communities and if we come together to assist these families in need, I am confident we can surpass last year’s donation and make an even bigger impact.”

Those looking to support this effort are advised to bring diaper donations to their local Connex branch by Feb. 25. All diaper sizes are accepted and contributions are welcomed from both members and non-members. A full list of locations is available at connexcu.org.

All Shamrock & Roll runners are encouraged to dress in their best St. Patrick’s Day costumes and bring a package of diapers. Anyone who fundraises $100 or more for The Diaper Bank will also receive free entry into the race. For additional information, and to register, please visit wplr.com.

Connex’s sponsorship is maintained through its charitable and philanthropic initiative, ConnexCares. To learn more about this program, or to get involved, please visit connexcu.org or contact Anita Annunziato at aannunziato@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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