Metro Credit Union Donates to Lynn Schools

Leads Backpack and School Supplies Donation For Those in Need

Chelsea, MA (September 24, 2013) -- Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union, in partnership with Education for All! donated 50 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the Robert L. Ford Elementary school and the Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Lynn, MA.

With the school year starting, credit union employees Saritin Rizzuto, Community Relations Officer and Diana Moreno, Branch Manager for Lynn, identified the need and quickly put a plan in motion to help. Metro employees held a fundraising drive as well as stuffed each backpack with much needed supplies to ensure that each underprivileged student is ready for the school year.

"This was a real team effort with our employees making their monetary contribution thru our Employees Give Back Program which Metro matches in kind." said Charlene Bauer, SVP of Community & Business Development.

Dr. Richard Cowdell, Principal of Thurgood Marshall Middle School added, "Thanks to Metro Credit Union's contribution more students in Lynn will be able start the school year off on the right foot. We are also very grateful of their offer for expanded support." 

About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.2 billion in assets, and serves more than 150,000 members. It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1926, Metro CU is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro CU uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro CU is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account.

Metro CU has 14 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.