SECURITY SERVICE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DONATES $2,500 TO THE DIAPER BANK AT PUEBLO CATHOLIC CHARITI
Thursday, February 2, 2017
SECURITY SERVICE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
DONATES $2,500 TO THE DIAPER BANK AT PUEBLO CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Donation will provide diapers and wipes for babies in the Pueblo community
Cutline (from left): (L to R) Jennifer Andrew, branch manager for Security Service Federal Credit Union; Joe Mahoney, executive director for Pueblo Catholic Charities; Claudette Retana, branch manager, and Rick Weber, senior vice president of member service – Mountain Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union; and James Dilorio, communications and development coordinator for Pueblo Catholic Charities.
(PUEBLO, CO – February 2, 2017) – For families with infants, diapers are a daily necessity. However, for families living in poverty, providing diapers for their children can be costly and challenging, forcing some families to go without this basic need. A donation from The Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation will help ensure families and babies in the Pueblo community receive the diapers they need.
The foundation donated $2,500 to the Pueblo Catholic Charities’ Diaper Bank. The funds will help provide clean diapers and wipes to the most vulnerable babies in the Pueblo community.
The Diaper Bank distributed 89,000 diapers to families living in poverty last year. However, due to high demand, the agency was only able to serve approximately one-third of the families with young children in need of clean diapers. Organizers say families not reached through this program often must resort to re-using soiled diapers or doing without.
“Like hunger, a lack of diapers has a profound impact on a child and the family,” said Emelin Medina, program coordinator for the Diaper Bank. “Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education programs or daycare and without child-care parents cannot go to work to earn money.”
The Diaper Bank statistics show a baby will use six to ten diapers a day, costing a family up to $100 per month. The Security Service donation will assist Catholic Charities in taking some of this financial burden off families in need in the Pueblo community.
“There are many programs available to assist with basic needs, however very few assist young families with the purchase of diapers and baby wipes,” said Rick Weber, senior vice president of Member Service – Mountain Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “We recognize that something so simple as a diaper can have a profound effect on a family’s financial outlook, so we are proud to be able to support this important cause.”
About Security Service Charitable Foundation
The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens. The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.
About Security Service Federal Credit Union
Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with 73 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.