Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Donates 900 School Supplies to Boys & Girls Clubs of Lowell & Nashua
With the help of its generous members and employees, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union collected over 900 school supply items for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.
From July 16th through July 27th, the Credit Union made boxes available in each of its branch locations for members and employees to make donations. In mid-August, Jeanne D’Arc delivered hundreds of notebooks, markers, crayons, binders, rulers, backpacks and more to both locations.
“We understand that buying brand new school supplies isn’t always possible for many families,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “This school supply drive allowed children to start the new school year with everything they need without the added financial burden. Thank you to all members and employees who donated.”
The children at both Clubs were thrilled to receive so many new school supplies. Donations like these not only prepare the students academically, but they instill a sense of pride, positive self-esteem and excitement in the children.
“There was joy, laughter and smiles,” said Joe Hungler, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell. “It allows kids and teens to enjoy the anticipation of going back to school. Their focus can be on building relationships, learning routines and doing their homework, since they know they have the tools they need to succeed.”
Amy DeMien, staff member at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, echoed a similar statement.
“When a child receives an all-new backpack, calculator or binder, they receive more than just what’s on the school supply requirement list. This donation gives our members both the confidence and the tools they need to tackle every school subject. “We are so grateful to receive support from such a great community partner like Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union.”
Both Hungler and DeMien agreed that when more than one Boys & Girls Club is supported, the organization as a whole can better achieve its mission of “enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Photo cutline: Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union recently sponsored a housewarming party for its members, Tim and Brittany Fallon, who purchased their home with a mortgage from the Credit Union. The Credit Union sponsors housewarming parties for homebuyers throughout the year.