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Connex's Unique Coins-for-Change Program Donates to Local Charitable Organizations
Posted on July 5th, 2017

Connex Supports Local Community Groups with Unique Program
Coins-for-Change donates fees from coin-cashing machines to charitable organizations

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (July 5, 2017) – Connex Credit Union is pleased to announce the community organizations benefiting from its Coins-for-Change program during the third quarter of 2017. Coins-for-Change raises more than $10,000 each year by converting spare change into noteworthy contributions for local charitable groups.

Sorting, counting and wrapping coins can be time-consuming, but coin-counting machines make the task quick and easy. Unlike most machines that profit from charging high fees, 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.

Coins-for-Change occurs four times each year as part of the ConnexCares philanthropic initiative and those looking to participate can find coin-counting machines at the Guilford, Hamden, Meriden and North Haven Connex branches.

From July 1 to Sept. 30, members and non-members can donate by visiting:

Connex’s Guilford Branch located at 849 Boston Post Road to donate to Carl’s Crusaders
Connex’s Hamden Branch located at 2100 Dixwell Ave. to donate to Bear Path School PTA
Connex’s Meriden Branch located at 533 S. Broad St. (Townline Square) to donate to Colin’s CrewConnex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. to donate to World Ventures Foundation

Carl’s Crusaders is a cycling team developed in honor of former Guilford Volunteer Firefighter Carl Hubbard who passed away from cancer in 2011 at the age of 40. The group participates in the annual Closer to Free ride raising money for Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital where Hubbard was treated.

Bear Path School PTA provides enrichment opportunities for the children of Bear Path School in Hamden. Money raised will be used to sponsor field trips, scholarships, math and literacy nights, and more.

Colin’s Crew offers financial and emotional support to families affected by childhood cancer by raising funds through grassroots efforts such as the Coins-for-Change program.

World Ventures Foundation enhances the lives of children through sustainable programs promoting young people’s health, safety and development. Funds raised would go towards building a Dream Court in Bridgeport, a modern outdoor play space where underprivileged children can play basketball and build life skills.

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

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

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