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First Financial Concludes 2023 with Donations to Community Partners

First Financial FCU ended the year with over $35,000 in donations and support to several local community partners within the Baltimore, Carroll, Somerset, and Worcester County areas. That brings the total donations by First Financial in 2023 to over $300,000 to community partners and organizations.

Most recently, FFFCU joined WBAL Radio for its annual WBAL Kids Campaign live event in Baltimore County. The credit union was thrilled to present an $8,500 check to the campaign that benefits Baltimore youth with academic scholarships, summer programs, and grants to provide toys and basic needs for children and their families over the holiday season.

Additionally, First Financial donated $9,500 to purchase holiday hams, provided by Hahn’s of Westminster, to Carroll County Food Sunday. Carroll County Food Sunday provides weekly nutritious grocery packages to over 550 families served between the Westminster, Eldersburg, and Taneytown locations.

To continue the holiday giveback, First Financial participated in the annual gift drive for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carroll County. Employees adopted 26 children in the gift drive and donated $850 toward programs at the Clubs.

First Financial also donated $2,500 to Families in Transition (FIT) programs at both Worcester County Public Schools and Somerset County Public Schools. The FIT program provides homeless students with access to clothing, food, transportation assistance, and occasional temporary housing.

The Judy Centers that work in conjunction with the Somerset and Worcester County public school systems each received $2,500 from First Financial. The Judy Centers provide support to disadvantaged families with young children and connects them with local service providers for resources such as adult education, health screenings, engagement activities, parenting classes, etc.

In November, First Financial donated $10,000 to new partner, the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute. Funding was used to provide leadership programming and resources to Baltimore County Public School professionals.

Photo Caption: The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute accepting donation from First Financial Federal Credit Union. Pictured from left to right Erin Moran, Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute Executive Director; Stephanie Peltzer, FFFCU VP/Chief Marketing Officer; Joan Pugh, FFFCU Relationship Marketing Manager; and Dr. Jess Grim, BCPS Chief Operating Officer.

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