RFCU’s Letters to Santa raises $5,300 for foster children


(January 12, 2017) Redstone Federal Credit Union presented a check for $5,300 to the Kids to Love Foundation as it wraps up its first Letters to Santa initiative.

Redstone members and friends helped to brighten the lives of children living in foster care when they dropped off letters to Santa at one of Redstone’s 25 branches or by emailing them to a special address.

Redstone donated $1 to Kids to Love for each letter dropped off or emailed. Kids to Love is a non-profit organization that helps find permanent homes for foster children and provides for their immediate needs.

In North Alabama and Middle Tennessee, Kids to Love serves 22 counties – many of the same counties served by Redstone Federal Credit Union.

“When we introduced Letters to Santa, we had no idea how well-received it would be. Not only did members and friends write down their requests to Santa and drop them in the mailboxes, but it was also their way of showing love to the children served by the Kids to Love Foundation,’’ said Joseph Newberry, RFCU President and CEO.

“We appreciate Redstone Federal Credit Union's continued support of Kids to Love initiatives," said Lee Marshall, Founder and CEO of Kids to Love. "Our Christmas for the Kids drive is over, but this donation will greatly support programs such as, More than a Backpack, Scholarships and Camp Hope.’’

About Redstone: With more than $4.8 billion in assets, Redstone Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Alabama and one of the 16 largest federal credit unions in the nation by assets. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, Redstone Federal Credit Union serves 400,000 members. Chartered on November 28, 1951, Redstone Federal Credit Union has proudly served its members in the Tennessee Valley area 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.