PLYMOUTH, Minn. (Jan. 15, 2020) — TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union, the TruStone Financial Foundation and TruStone Home Mortgage recently donated nearly 750 toys and a check for $2,133 to Toys for Tots. Donations of new, unwrapped toys were gathered at the credit union's branches and the corporate office in Plymouth, MN.
To deepen the drive's impact, TruStone Financial and TruStone Home Mortgage employees were encouraged to donate toys or money to the organization through their December Casual for a Cause day, a program where employees have the opportunity to wear jeans in exchange for a donation to a designated charity. Monetary donations were matched by the TruStone Financial Foundation.
Justin Hebner, a United States Marine Corps veteran and TruStone Home Mortgage employee, helped coordinate the companies' joint donation efforts. "This is the fifth year in a row TruStone Financial has had a Toys for Tots drive, and every year we are so excited to see the number of donations increase," he said. The credit union nearly doubled the amount of toys it donated last year. "It means so much to us that our members and employees go out of their way to make a contribution that helps make the holidays better for kids across the country."
About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a program begun by the U.S. Marine Corps and now run by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The purpose of Toys for Tots is to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during the holidays. This assistance includes supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. To learn more, visit ToysforTots.org.
About TruStone Financial
TruStone Financial is a full-service credit union that has been working to improve the financial well-being of its neighbors for more than 80 years. With roots in education, the credit union strives to teach its members healthy financial habits, and its mission is to offer simple, convenient tools and great rates to help them reach their goals. It has 14 branches across Minnesota and Wisconsin and is Minnesota's third largest credit union, with assets of $1.52 billion as of November 30, 2019. To learn more, visit TruStoneFinancial.org.
About the TruStone Financial Foundation
The TruStone Financial Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 by TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union. The TruStone Financial Foundation primarily supports financial education and programs through scholarships and outreach, while also engaging in general charitable giving in the communities served by the credit union. Learn more about the TruStone Financial Foundation at www.TruStoneFoundation.org.