• SCU Teams with Marines, WMUR and WHEB to Help Children in Need

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    December 27, 2018
    PORTSMOUTH, NH (December 27, 2018) – Service Credit Union and its members made the season brighter for hundreds of New Hampshire children by donating 3,324 gifts as part of the Toys for Tots campaign.  

    During the 2018 Toys for Tots Drive, Service Credit Union teamed with the U.S. Marine Corps, WMUR and WHEB to encourage residents to bring unwrapped gifts to any of the SCU’s New Hampshire branches. The campaign totals were 18,465 toys and more than $20,000 in cash and gift cards.

    “So many families in our New Hampshire communities struggle to provide the necessities to their children. We wanted to make sure that these children had a holiday,” said Wendy Beswick, Vice President of Marketing at Service Credit Union. “We want to thank all of our members for their generous donations, and our partners in this worthwhile endeavor, WMUR, WHEB and the U.S. Marine Corps.”

    With the gift-giving spirit of Service Credit Union, its members, WMUR, WHEB and the Marines, many more New Hampshire children were able to get presents under their tree on Christmas Day.

    The Toys for Tots Foundation, which is celebrating 71 years, is the funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Each year, the foundation relies on the generous donations from corporate partners like Service Credit Union and WMUR to help collect and deliver gifts to children. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.

    The partnership with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots expands the organizations’ already strong commitment to helping the children in the local communities.

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    About Service Credit Union
    As a dynamic, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Service Credit Union is dedicated to offering quality financial services and products. In 1957, the credit union was established to provide affordable credit to the Pease Air Force Base community. Now the largest credit union in New Hampshire, with over $3.4 billion in assets and 50 branch locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, North Dakota and Germany, we continue to serve our communities and provide a better future to our members. For more information, visit https://scu.com or call toll free 1-800-936-7730 in the U.S. and 00800-4728-2000 internationally. Follow us on Twitter at @ServiceCU, Instagram at @ServiceCreditUnion and Facebook at facebook.com/ServiceCreditUnion.

    Lori Holmes