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Point Breeze Credit Union Collects Toys and Food During the Holiday Season

Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Hunt Valley, Maryland

Point Breeze Credit Union, with offices in Hunt Valley, Bel Air and Rosedale, is collecting for area charities throughout November and December.

Point Breeze Credit Union will host a “Shred” Hunger Event at its Hunt Valley office on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., where members will receive free commercial document shredding services in exchange for their donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. Food donations will also be accepted at all Point Breeze offices throughout the month of November. Food items must be non-perishable. Most-needed items include canned goods, peanut butter, pasta, rice, nuts, seeds, oatmeal and cereal.

Toys collected will be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Members who would like to donate to the Toys for Tots program are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys. The toys will then be handed out to local families in need so that their children will have a toy to open on Christmas morning. Donation drop off boxes will be at all Point Breeze Credit Union locations until mid-December.

“Actively participating in and giving back to our local communities is part of our mission here at Point Breeze Credit Union,” said Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Genie Briggs. “Our staff and members never cease to amaze me with their generosity and enthusiasm for helping others, and I know this holiday season will be no exception.”

About Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program was founded in 1947. From 1947 through 2012, Marines and their volunteers have distributed 469 million toys to 216 million less fortunate children. From 1991 through 2012, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation supplemented local collections with 103 million toys valued at $750 million.  More information can be found at www.toysfortots.org

About Maryland Food Bank

Founded in 1979, The Maryland Food Bank has facilities in Baltimore, Hagerstown and Salisbury comprising more than 125,000-square-feet of warehouse, refrigerator and freezer space. Last year, the Maryland Food Bank distributed more than 26.5 million pounds of food through a network of 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state. Visit www.mdfoodbank.org for more information.

 

About Point Breeze Credit Union

Point Breeze Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative founded in 1935 to serve the financial needs of the employees of Western Electric Company’s Baltimore Works.  Today, Point Breeze Credit Union is one of the top 10 largest credit unions in Maryland, with offices in Hunt Valley, Bel Air and Rosedale. Point Breeze serves more than 500 Employer Groups and over 48,000 members in the Greater Baltimore area, with total assets of nearly $725 million.  The mission of Point Breeze Credit Union is to provide a superior financial experience for our members. We are people helping people achieve their goals and, as neighbors, we believe that a prosperous community benefits us all. For more information, call Genie Briggs at 443.589.0434 or visit www.pbcu.com.