Metro Donates Excess Office Furniture and Equipment to Area Community Organizations

CHELSEA, Mass. (January 04, 2016) –     
Metro Credit Union, the Commonwealth's largest state-chartered credit union, donated office furniture to area community organizations, concluding a half-year endeavor to reinvest excess office furniture and equipment back into the community.  

Over the past six months, Metro Credit Union has donated thousands of dollars worth of desks, bookcases, chairs and file cabinets to area charitable organizations including: Cathedral High School, Meriting Attention Youth Basketball Club, Casa Myrna, East Boston Social Center, North Suffolk Mental Health, The East Boston Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, and AME Peoples Church.

"It is nice to be able to repurpose valuable furniture to the benefit of area businesses, their communities as well as the environment" said Saritin Rizzuto, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations & Business Development. 

With millions of tons of office furniture and equipment sent to landfills annually, the in-kind donation not only helps divert items from going to a dumpsite, but also helps off-set future CO2 emissions. Additionally, the donation provides a valuable supplement to financial support, which helps area community organizations free up funds for services benefiting Boston and Greater Boston residents.  
 
“Providing staff with quality places to do their work, so they can remain focused on clients is essential. We thank Metro Credit Union for their donation of office furniture, allowing us to continue to provide quality behavioral health and recovery needs for the community,” said Jackie Moore, CEO of North Suffolk Mental Health.
 
About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.4 billion in assets, and serves more than 180,000 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, Bristol or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.
 
Founded in 1926, Metro Credit Union is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account
 
Metro Credit Union has 15 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,000 companies throughout the state.
 
Learn more about Metro Credit Union at www.metrocu.org.
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