Metro Credit Union, Massachusetts’ largest state-charted credit union, recently partnered with The Salvation Army in support of their annual Angel Tree Toy Drive program. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Metro has participated in the program.
The Salvation Army national holiday assistance program provides new clothes and toys for children who otherwise may go without gifts. Locally, the Angel Tree program serves about 800 children from 350 families.
Donors select anonymous children (known as “Angels”) and fulfill their wish lists, which include a toy of the child’s choosing and sizes for essential winter clothes. The Salvation Army has been serving the community of Chelsea through the program for the past six years.
“The credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ is especially prominent during the holiday season, and Metro’s employees went above and beyond to support families in need this year through the Angel Tree Program,” said Charlene Bauer, SVP of Outreach, Advocacy and Chief Development Officer of Metro Credit Union.
During December 2021, Metro employees fulfilled holiday wish lists for 75 children in need. The credit union looks forward to continuing their involvement with the program in years to come.
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About Metro Credit Union Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, with $2.4 billion in assets. Metro provides a full range of financial products to close to 200,000 members in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, and Rockingham and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, as well as to employees of over 1,200 companies through its Metro@work program. Founded in 1926, Metro currently operates 14 branch offices in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, Tewksbury, and coming soon to Dorchester, Reading, and West Roxbury. Metro is also a Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) designated credit union, an honor given to financial institutions for their commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers. Metro was recently named among the most charitable companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. Learn more at MetroCU.org and connect with us on LinkedIn.
About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org.