(Jan. 9, 2019) Redstone Federal Credit Union donates $17,166 to local charities as it  wraps up its Letters to Santa campaign.

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Charities receive money from Redstone's Letters to Santa campaign

10 Jan 2019


(Jan. 9, 2019) - Anytime is a great time for a non-profit to receive a cash donation. But when Redstone Federal Credit Union® presented an $8,583 check to the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, it could not have come at a better time.

The Child Advocacy Center receives federal funding for its programs that help children and their families find justice and healing from sexual and physical abuse. The agency has not yet received some budgeted funding because of the partial government shutdown, said Sharon De Boer, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center.

“This money from Redstone will be used to continue serving the children and families in our area,’’ De Boer said.

Each December, Redstone asks the communities where it serves to help brighten the lives of children and families by sending a letter to Santa. For every letter dropped in a special Redstone mailbox or emailed to Santa via the credit union’s website, Redstone donates $1 to local charities. Child Advocacy Center in Murfreesboro and HEALS, Inc., a children’s health clinic in Huntsville, were the selected charities. 

Each charity received a check for $8,583. All total, Redstone donated $17,166 to the charities.

Mike Panesi, vice president of Redstone’s Tennessee market, said it was such an honor to support the Child Advocacy Center in the great work that it does in our community.

“Our Letters to Santa program is just one of the ways we strive to support the communities where we serve,’’ Panesi said.

The child advocacy staff said collecting letters on behalf of Santa was so much fun!

“I think the children and families that wrote letters had lots of fun and they knew it served two purposes,’’ De Boer said.

Jessica Wauchek, an accountant with the agency, said it was an easy effort to get behind. “It was children helping children and that’s what made it so special,’’ Wauchek said.         


About Redstone Federal Credit Union  

With more than $4.5 billion in assets, Redstone Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Alabama and one of the largest federal credit unions in the nation by assets. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Redstone Federal Credit Union serves more than 410,000 members.

Chartered on November 28, 1951, Redstone Federal Credit Union has proudly served its members for 65 years and has 26 conveniently located branches across North Alabama and Tennessee.

Redstone Federal Credit Union provides a level of service that is not generally available at other financial institutions through its philosophy of - People Helping People.




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