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Chartway Federal Credit Union Supports the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

Dec 19, 2012 by Lewis Wood

In these very uncertain times, and with Christmas right around the corner, Chartway employees and members rallied together to help ensure that thousands of needy children in Hampton Roads could wake up Christmas morning with the smiles and glee of playing with a new toy.

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Meagen Hagans 
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mnhagans@chartway.com

Chartway Donates More Than 3,000 Toys to Kids in Need

Standing among the more than 3,000 toys – 3, 070 to be exact -- collected by employees of Chartway Federal Credit Union are: [from left] Lance Cpl. Shinequa Murray, USMC; Stephanie Harney, Regional Sales Support Manager, Chartway; Rick Richter, Vice President of Technology, Chartway; Lance Cpl. Michael Bersch, USMC. Chartway employees surpassed their goal of collecting 2,000 toys by more than 1,000 putting the credit union among the top five corporate contributors in Hampton Roads. Photo date: Dec. 14, 2012.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (Dec. 19, 2012) – In these very uncertain times, and with Christmas right around the corner, Chartway employees and members rallied together to help ensure that thousands of needy children in Hampton Roads could wake up Christmas morning with the smiles and glee of playing with a new toy.

“No child should have to go without a present and no parent should have to see the look of sadness on their child’s face because for some families, holiday presents are luxuries—and food, heat, and clothing are necessities,” Rick Richter, Vice President of Technology. “Chartway employees are fortunate that we can provide for our kids, but there are many others that can’t and we all feel passionate in helping our community. We all stepped up for Toys for Tots because it is important to keep the magic of Christmas alive for both children and their parents. And how can you say no to the U.S. Marine Corps after all of their service to this great country.”

With a goal of collecting 2,000 toys, the credit union encouraged employees to drop off brand new toys in collection boxes located in their respective Chartway branches. Friendly competition between departments, branches, and individuals helped push this year’s drive well past all previous donation records at the credit union. In surpassing its goal and donating 3,070 toys, Chartway landed among the top five corporate contributors in Hampton Roads, according to Toys for Tots.

About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway FCU, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes 60 branches in 10 states. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the credit union’s reach extends through Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Utah. HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family in 2010.

Utah Central became part of the organization in 2011. Altogether, the organization has assets of more than $1.9 billion and serves nearly 200,000 members. For more information, visitwww.chartway.com; or, follow them at www.facebook.com/chartwayfcu.

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