From Monday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 16, Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU), held its annual toy drive to support children and families in need throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All 17 of MVCU’s Bay State retail branches participated in the event, collecting new, unwrapped toys from credit union and community members.
MVCU’s Massachusetts locations donated to local chapters of the Boys & Girls Club ranging from the Merrimack Valley to the south shore. Boys & Girls Club chapters that received toy donations are:
Hundreds of toys were collected and delivered to the clubs in time for the holidays.
Top of page: Brockton Boys & Girls Club staff join MVCU’s Bridgewater branch team members and showcase the generous toy donations made by the credit union community. Above, from left: MVCU Regional Sales & Service Manager Kevin Zipps, MVCU Facilities and Procurement Manager Shaun Waeger and Waltham Boys & Girls Club Resource Development Coordinator Jacob Ryvicker at the Waltham Boys & Girls Club.
“Our merger [with RTN Federal Credit Union] this summer resulted in MVCU having 19 retail branches, so we were able to support more organizations and many more children and families throughout our field of membership,” says Kevin Zipps, MVCU’s regional sales and service manager of the metro west / Boston region. “It has been wonderful watching our team come together as one credit union family to support our members and the community during the holiday season.”
MVCU’s New Hampshire locations in Seabrook, N.H., and Plaistow, N.H. donated their toys to the Seabrook Firefighters Toy Bank and Ozzie’s Kids, respectively.
Left: MVCU Universal Banker Andrea Rose smiles alongside the toy donations at the credit union’s Worcester branch. Right: MVCU’s Haverhill branch staff members showcase generous toy donations from the credit union community.