MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TopLine Federal Credit Union’s first-ever diaper and wipe drive was held during the month of April and benefited three local nonprofits , Avenues for Youth, Keystone Community Services and YMCA of Northern Youth and Family Services. TopLine members and employees have generously donated diapers, wipes and other childcare items to help bring comfort to needy families in our local communities.
Employees were able to participate by donating childcare items and cash in exchange for a “Foundation Fridays/Saturdays” sticker, allowing them to wear jeans to work on certain days during the four-week program. TopLine members can also purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist or Target Registry and have them sent directly to TopLine, and in return, we deliver them to our charity partners. By the end of the program, TopLine employees and members had donated over 4,600 diapers, over 200 packets of wipes and $660 to help families in need in our communities.
“TopLine remains committed to meeting the critical needs of individuals and families in our communities, as well as finding new ways to help those who need a little extra help,” said Tom Smith, President and CEO of TopLine. “Thank you to all of our donors who contributed to our very first diaper drive to meet the needs of the community.”
Since 2002, TopLine Federal Credit Union employees and members have been involved in several programs each year to benefit several local nonprofit organizations. In addition to the childcare items in this drive, these efforts have included drives for food, personal care items, clothing, bikes, back-to-school supplies and more.
Avenues for Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and support services to homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. There are more than 6,000 homeless youths in Minnesota every night. Avenues shelters in Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis help more than 300 young people. Visit www.avenuesforyouth.org to learn more.
Keystone Community Services is a community-based voluntary organization in St. Paul that helps thousands of low-income individuals and families in the East Metro area. Keystone’s mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life. Visit www.keystoneservices.org to learn more.
YMCA of the North Youth and Family Services is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 165 years ago, the Ys provide life-enhancing services in the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, southeastern Minnesota and communities in western Wisconsin. To learn more about the mission and work of the Y, visit ymcanorth.org/youthandfamilyservices.
TopLine federal credit uniona Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13e largest, with assets of over $678 million and serves nearly 46,500 members. Founded in 1935, the non-profit cooperative offers a full range of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branches — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by telephone, mobile app and online at www.TopLinecu.com. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, or Washington counties and their immediate family members. Visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TopLineFederalCreditUnion or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/toplinefcu. To learn more about the credit union foundation, visit https://www.toplinecu.com/foundation.
Vicki Roscoe Erickson
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
TopLine federal credit union
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