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Zeal Credit Union Warms Hands and Hearts

Skating PartyZeal Credit Union recently donated 250 pairs of new gloves and mittens to Mittens for Detroit, a nonprofit organization serving those in need during the cold winter months throughout metro Detroit.

More than 150 pairs of gloves and mittens were collected over the holidays as admission to the credit union’s annual Rock Star Savers skating party for youth members and their families. For each donation, participants received skating, skate rental, pizza and pop at Riverside Arena in Livonia.

“The skating party is a great opportunity for us to give back to our youth members. Also, by donating to Mittens for Detroit, these youngsters have a chance to give back to their community,” said Tiffany Sweet, youth and community development coordinator at Zeal. “Our youth savings and financial education programs are designed to make saving fun and to help them grow into financially responsible and caring adults. Giving back is part of that.”

Another 100 pairs of mittens and gloves were collected by the operations and loss prevention departments as part of the credit union’s Zeal The Love holiday charity initiative. Mittens for Detroit was among 21 charities selected this year by Zeal’s 26 departments and branch offices.

“We are so honored that the teams at Zeal Credit Union chose to help Mittens for Detroit this year. These warm mittens and gloves will be on the hands of children and adults in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park later this month,” said Wendy Shepherd, executive director of Mittens for Detroit. “This is a great example of how Zeal Credit Union is involved in our community, and how Zeal is making a difference.”

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2018-01-25 00:00:00