1st Financial Federal Credit Union Volunteers for Connections to Success in March

May 18th, 2015- 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Continued its Helping People 1st Grant program in March by partnering with Connections to Success to support job training efforts in the St. Louis area.

Connections to Success is a non-profit agency with offices in St. Charles, St. Louis, and Kansas City working to break the cycle of poverty through hope, resources, and a plan.  Connections to Success provides educational programs, job placement resources, and mentoring for men and women.

During March, the 1st Financial Federal Credit Union branch in St. Charles held a bake sale, collected used professional clothing, held two gift basket raffles, and hosted the Connections to Success mobile Mystique Boutique in the St. Charles Branch parking lot.

On Thursday, March 26th, 1st Financial employees volunteered their time by helping out with office work, sorting clothing donations onto racks, and wrapping bakery items at the Connections to Success offices at 3000 Little Hills Expressway in St. Charles.   On Friday, April 17th, St. Charles Branch Manager Chuck Holmes presented a check to Kathy Lambert, CEO at Connections to Success, for $821.16.

The Helping People 1st Grant program was created to make a positive impact on the St. Louis area.  As part of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” this program was created to support nonprofit organizations that work to encourage growth in Education, Housing, Financial Literacy, or Job Training within the community.

“1st Financial Federal Credit Union is a true partner that has invested their hearts and time into working hands on with our families,” said Kathy Lambert, Chief Executive Officer for Connections to Success. “We are truly honored to be selected as a grant recipient and will be using the funds to continue to build our financial education programming for families to begin saving for their children’s education.”

For more information on Connections to Success, please visit www.connectionstosuccess.org

For more information on 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and the credit union difference, please visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org or call (636) 916-8300.

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Pictured from Right to Left: Shelitta Hairlson, Contact Center Manager for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union; Lynda Keeton, Event Coordinator for Connections to Success; Kathy Lambert, Chief Executive Officer for Connections to Success; Kathleen Grant, Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator; Marcy Bursac,  Senior Director of Resource Development; and Chuck Holmes, St. Charles Branch Manager for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 30,000 members and nearly $200 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. For over 45 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables 1st Financial to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

Not a credit union member? If you live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri, you can open an account today with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. Visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org for more information.