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Connex Stands Up to Cancer With a Donation to Carl's Crusaders
Posted on November 30th, 2017

Connex Stands Up to Cancer With More Than $700 Donation to Carl's Crusaders
Funds Were Collected Through Coins-for-Change Charitable Initiative
Connex Guilford Branch manager Kerry Perrotta (left) presents members of Carl's Crusaders (right) with a check worth $703.53. These funds were raised through the Coins-for-Change program which donates 100 percent of the fees collected at Connex's coin-cashing machines. 
GUILFORD, Conn (Nov. 28, 2017) - Connex Credit Union recently donated more than $700 dollars to Carl’s Crusaders in support of the organization’s mission to help families affected by cancer. These funds were raised through Coins-for-Change, Connex’s philanthropic program that contributes more than $13,000 annually to local charitable organizations as part of the ConnexCares initiative.

Carl’s Crusaders is a cycling team honoring 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 bicycle ride raising money for the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital where Hubbard was treated.

“We would like to thank Connex Credit Union for supporting Carl’s Crusaders in its mission to give back to the Smilow Cancer Center and assist families in their care,” said Heidi Schoenfeldt, a representative of Carl’s Crusaders.

To learn more about Carl’s Crusaders, or to donate to the Closer to Free ride, please visit rideclosertofree.org.

With the Coins-for-Change program, Connex charges a five percent fee to members, and a seven percent fee to non-members, to use its coin-cashing machines. Each fiscal quarter, 100 percent of this money is donated to deserving organizations in the local community.

Local non-profit or charitable organizations interested in participating in the “Coins-for-Change” program, are encouraged to contact Roquita Johnson at Connex Credit Union, at 1-800-CR-UNION 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 50,000 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. 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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