December 1st, 2015-1st Financial Federal Credit Union served Connections to Success in September as part of the Helping People 1st Grant program by collecting used business-wear and raising donations.
The Helping People 1st Grant was created by 1st Financial Federal Credit Union to support non-profit organizations that are focused on Housing, Financial Literacy, Job Training, or Education efforts in the St. Louis area. In September, the Wentzville Branch continued this program by serving Connections to Success.
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.
The Wentzville Branch of 1st Financial spent September promoting Connections to Success within the branch and also held fundraising events. To raise donations, the branch staff purchased lunches directly from Connections to Success, sold cookie dough and decorative pins in the Lobby, and raffled off a wine basket sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Additionally, 1st Financial employees held a month long clothing drive to collect used business wear for Connections participants. On Thursday, October 1st, Wentzville Branch Manager Pat Johnson presented Connections to Success with a check for $731.00.
1st Financial Federal Credit Union representatives also served Connections To Success by attending a mock interview session on Friday, September 4th at the St. Charles Connections office. 1st Financial employees asked job interview questions and critiqued responses in order to help participants get ready to start their careers.
“We are so grateful for 1st Financial’s support throughout the year,” said Kathy Lambert. “Just as the families we serve are empowered over the long-term, we treasure community partners like 1st Financial that invest their time, talent, and treasure in our mission over and over again.”
For more information about Connections to Success, please visit http://connectionstosuccess.org/.
For more information about 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and the credit union difference, please visit www.1stfinancialfcu.org.
Pictured from Left to Right: Pat Johnson,Wentzville Branch Manager for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union; and Miranda Bell, Regional Volunteer and Mentorship Manager for Connections to Success.
About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
Like many credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. 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. 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 reasonable rates on loans and higher savings yields.
Today, with over 30,000 members and $204 million in assets, 1st Financial is able to serve anyone who lives, works (regularly does business in), worships or attends school in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County or St. Charles County. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.
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