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TopLine Financial Credit Union Members and Employees Help Youth Prepare for Back to School

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TopLine’s 19th Annual School Supply Drive Benefits Local Communities

TopLine’s 19th Annual School Supply Drive Benefits Local Communities

TopLine’s 19th Annual School Supply Drive Benefits Local Communities

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TopLine Financial Credit Union’s 19e Annual collection of school supplies benefited local non-profit organizations, Avenues for Youth, Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP), and Keystone Community Services. Top line Members and employees generously donated a variety of school supplies including notebooks, binders, crayons, pencils, calculators, thumb drives, backpacks and more to help youth in our communities getting ready for the new school year.

Employees participated by donating school supplies and cash in exchange for a “Foundation Fridays/Saturdays” sticker, allowing them to wear jeans to work on certain days during the six-week program. TopLine employees and members could also purchase items from the Amazon Wish List and Credit Union Target Registry, and have them delivered directly to TopLine, and in turn delivered to charity partners. By the time the drive was over, TopLine employees and members had donated over 1,600 items of school supplies, nearly 50 backpacks and over $700 in cash to help local youth in need.

“Thanks to all the generous donations from our members and employees, we are grateful to help students kick off the school year,” said Tom Smith, President and CEO of TopLine. Having the necessary school supplies provides stability for a fulfilling learning experience, and our local nonprofit partners help distribute these items to children.

Since 2002, TopLine Financial Credit Union employees and members have been involved in several programs each year to benefit Avenues for Youth, Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP), and Keystone Community Services. In addition to the annual school supply drive, these efforts have included drives for food, personal care items, books and holiday gifts.

Avenues for young people 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.

CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Programs), serving Hennepin and Anoka counties, is a nonprofit community agency that partners with other resources to help those in need. CEAP’s mission is to stabilize individuals and families in financial difficulty and maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity. Visit www.CEAP.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 Eastern Metro area. Keystone’s mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life. Visit www.keystoneservices.org to learn more.

TopLine Financial Credit Uniona Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13e largest, with assets of over $680 million and serves over 47,000 members. Founded in 1935, the non-profit financial 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, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright counties and the members of their immediate family. Visit us on our Facebook page Where instagram. To learn more about the credit union foundationvisit https://www.toplinecu.com/foundation.

CONTACT:
Vicki Roscoe Erickson
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
President, TopLine Credit Union Foundation
TopLine Financial Credit Union
[email protected]
763.391.0872

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