Living their philosophy of ‘people helping people’, credit unions in Massachusetts donated $240,000 to “A Bed for Every Child,” an initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, at the Stephen D. Jones Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament. The donation marks the completion of fundraising efforts for 2021/2022. Massachusetts credit unions have supported the Coalition for more than two decades and have donated just over $2.8 million.
Ron McLean, president/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA), shared his appreciation to all the credit unions and supporters who are making a difference in the lives of so many children in need of a bed, saying, “The Massachusetts Credit Unions can be proud of their efforts, specifically their leadership role, as credit unions continue to lead the charge in helping the Coalition grow ‘A Bed for Every Child’ program.”
‘A Bed for Every Child’ began in 2012 when a concerned inner-city, public school teacher reached out to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. The teacher shared that many of her students were coming to school extremely tired because they did not have a bed.
Knowing that many of the students’ parents could not afford to purchase one, she wondered if the Coalition could help get beds for some of her students - that one inquiry launched ‘A Bed for Every Child.’