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Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless collaborates with CU
LATHAM, N.Y. (12/18/08)--Community Resource FCU’s Community Involvement Committee, a committee made up of employee volunteers, selected Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless as the recipient of its charitable activities for 2008-2009.
Click to view larger imageCommunity Resource FCU’s Community Involvement Committee presents 15 baskets of personal care items for the Sheridan Hollow Drop-In Center at Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. Pictured from left are: Yvonne Vickery, Community Resource’s processing specialist; Janine Robitaille, executive director of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless; Amy Conners, loan officer at Community Resource; Kathy Leyden, program director of the charity’s Drop-In Center; Janice Kemp, Community Resource’s head teller; Elissa Chovan, loan officer at Community Resource; Rhonda Teal, Community Resource’s accounting manager; and Bonnie St. Onge, director of development at Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. (Photo provided by Community Resource FCU)
“The committee selected Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless because the organization addresses a troubling and growing problem in our community,” said Amy Conners, Community Involvement committee chairwoman. “We also liked that they provide on-site access to services and counseling to help homeless people find jobs and affordable housing.” Located in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood of Albany, N.Y., Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless is a non-denominational charity that provides shelter, food, personal care services and counseling to homeless people. The committee’s first act of charitable giving was on Tuesday, when it presented 15 laundry baskets filled with personal care items, towels, socks, and sweatshirts to the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless for its Drop-In Center. The items were purchased with $500 of employees’ donations. Throughout the year, Community Resource will collect new or gently used socks, gloves, hats, scarves, towels, blankets, and pillows, as well as personal hygiene items including travel sized soap, shampoo and toothpaste, tooth brushes, laundry detergent, paper towels and toilet tissue. Also, the credit union will participate in the Pennies for Haven program and provide collection containers for Community Resource’s members to donate their loose change. “We’re so thankful to be working with Community Resource FCU to help us spread the word about our mission and what we need to accomplish it,” said Janine Robitaille, executive director of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. Community Resource FCU, Latham, N.Y., is a community credit union serving those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Albany County and their families. Community Resource has $62 million in assets and 5,700 members.


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