OVER 1,000 BACKPACKS ASSEMBLED AND DELIVERED TO FOUNDATION PARTNERS
ALBANY – Monday, July 29, 2019 – CAP COM Federal Credit Union’s charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation has once again completed its annual backpack program. Each year the Foundation aims to deliver backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need. This year the program has delivered 1,020 backpacks, which have been be donated to 26 organizations and schools in the Capital Region community.
New backpacks were filled with school supplies including notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue sticks and more. 58 CAP COM employees volunteered their time to assemble, pack and deliver the backpacks over a week’s time. Backpacks were delivered the week of July 22nd – 26th, to youth at the following organizations: Capital District YMCA, Centro Civico, CEO, Equinox Youth Shelter, Franklin Community Center, Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital District, Joseph’s House, Marillac Family Shelter, Shelters of Saratoga, St. Catherine’s Center for Children, St. Paul’s Center, Geyser Elementary, Abram Lansing, Harmony Hill, Heatly Elementary, LaSalle School, Menands School, Orenda Elementary, Rensselaer Park, Rensselaer County Department for Youth, School 14, School 16, School 18, Turnpike Elementary, Van Schaick School and Watervliet Elementary.
“We believe it doesn’t take much, but it does take us all. With the help of our volunteers we were able to supply hundreds of backpacks to local children”, stated Paige Rueckert, Community & Youth Advocate at CAP COM. “These children are our future and we hope that through this program we empower them to embrace education and learning all year long.”
CAP COM Cares Foundation was established by CAP COM Federal Credit Union in 2003 to nurture the community by supporting health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that assist underprivileged families. Since inception, the Foundation has donated over $4 million and over 35,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of organizations in the Capital Region. The CAP COM Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID # 54-2071140.
CAP COM Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution based in the New York’s Capital Region with more than $1.8 billion in assets and 11 branch locations. The credit union is member-driven and focused on superior service, convenient products and competitive rates that help members save money and make life just a little easier. CAP COM offers all the products and services you’d find at a typical financial institution. Visit www.capcomfcu.org to find out more. Federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Equal Housing Lender