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Metro donates books to Framingham elementary school

Chelsea, MA – December 16, 2011 – As part of its ongoing support of literacy, Metro donated 100 copies of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to the Mary E. Stapleton Elementary School in Framingham, MA.

The school held a week-long 4th 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, Stapleton Principal William McDonald announced that Gryffindor was the winner, and that each pupil on the team would receive a copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and a journal from Metro. "Literacy has always been a priority for Metro and we welcome additional opportunities to support programs like this that make learning fun," said Charlene Bauer, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Community Relations.

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Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $900 million in assets, and serves over 134,000 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 thirteen branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury. Metro is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.