PLYMOUTH, Minn. (Dec. 23, 2020) - TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union, the TruStone Financial Foundation and TruStone Home Mortgage recently donated nearly 1,000 toys and $1,750 to charity for the holidays. Donations of new, unwrapped toys as well as cash were gathered at the credit union’s branches and corporate center in Plymouth, MN. Donations collected in Minnesota were given to Toys for Tots, and donations collected in Wisconsin were given to the Salvation Army’s toy drive.
Justin Hebner, a United States Marine Corps veteran and Mortgage Closing Specialist at TruStone Home Mortgage, poses with a check for $1,750 and toys collected during TruStone Financial’s holiday toy drive at the Corporate Center in Plymouth, Minn.
To deepen the drive’s impact, TruStone Financial and TruStone Home Mortgage employees were encouraged to donate toys or money to Toys for Tots 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, so the credit union was able to donate a total of $1,750 to Toys for Tots.
Justin Hebner, a United States Marine Corps veteran and Mortgage Closing Specialist at TruStone Home Mortgage, has coordinated TruStone’s Toys for Tots drive for the past six years. “Every year, we are ecstatic to see how many toys are donated,” he said. “Our communities need support now more than ever, and it was amazing to see our employees and members come through for kids in need this holiday season.”
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 The Salvation Army of Cold Spring
The Salvation Army is an international nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to those in need. The Cold Spring Salvation Army helps the Milwaukee County community by providing food and emergency services for families, school supplies for children, educational and enrichment programs for youth and much more.
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 TruStoneFoundation.org.
About TruStone Home Mortgage
TruStone Home Mortgage is a division of TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union that provides mortgage financing throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. To learn more about the mortgage products and services offered, visit TruStoneHomeMortgage.com.