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Metro Credit Union donates books to Framingham elementary school

Chelsea, MA – January 18, 2010- As part of its ongoing support of literacy, Metro Credit Union recently donated 100 copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to the Mary E. Stapleton Elementary School in Framingham, MA.

The school held a week-long 3rd Annual Harry Potter House Cup Challenge where the entire school was involved. All students were assigned to one of four houses in the Harry Potter novels (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin) and the house with the most points at the end of the week would be declared the winner.

All week students earned points for good behavior and for their skills in games and activities related to Harry Potter. At a special celebration in the school gym on Friday, Stapleton Principal William McDonald announced that Ravenclaw was the winner, and that each pupil on the team would receive a copy of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone from Metro.

“Literacy has always been a priority for Metro, we welcome opportunities to support programs like this that make learning fun,” said Charlene Bauer, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. 
 

About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $800 million in assets, and serves over 120,000 members.  Established in 1926 and based in Chelsea, Metro offers superior service and a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro has nine branch offices conveniently located in Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott, Tewksbury, and a tenth branch soon to open in Boston. Metro is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.