St. Louis, MO – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), focused on serving the community with education, job training, and sustainable housing resources, has partnered with The Little Bit Foundation to provide students with school uniforms, lunches, and hygiene products.
The Little Bit Foundation has been impacting the lives and education of local St. Louis youth since 2001 with a commitment, “to helping disadvantaged school children by creating a positive impact for personal growth, increasing self-esteem and encouraging a more focused and active learning environment.” June, marks the third year The Little Bit Foundation and 1st Financial Federal Credit Union have worked together to make a difference in the local community.
1st Financial Federal Credit Union presented a small grant of $653.50 to The Little Bit Foundation through the Helping People 1st Grant program. In the month of June, employees of 1st Financial were also able to volunteer over 30 hours at the Little Bit Foundation’s warehouse preparing bags full of goodies for the next school year.
In conjunction with the Helping People 1st Grant, the Downtown branch of 1st Financial, hosted bake sales every Friday and raffled off tickets to raise additional funds during the month of June. Jamila Robinson, a Financial Service Representative for 1st Financial, stated, “1st Financial Federal Credit Union is doing our part to support The Little Bit Foundation with their efforts to help school age children in the city of St. Louis. Throughout the month of June, we are committed to raising awareness about this great cause within our community and within our organization. By way of bake sales, donations, raffle entries, and volunteer opportunities we have successfully brought a little bit of everything to make a difference.”
Stacy Lupo, Communications Director of The Little Bit Foundation stated, “We are so grateful for the generous gifts of 1st Financial and its employees. Through the support of community-minded organizations, such as 1st Financial, The Little Bit Foundation is able to expand our reach and make a positive impact on the lives of children in the St. Louis region.”
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.