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Massachusetts CUs donate $157K to 'A Bed for Every Child'

Massachusetts CUs donate $157K to ‘A Bed for Every Child’

July 23, 2021

Credit unions in Massachusetts donated $157,637 to “A Bed for Every Child,” an initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (Coalition), at the Stephen D. Jones Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament.

“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,” said Ronald McLean, president/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association.

‘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.’

Massachusetts Credit Unions have supported the Coalition for more than two decades, raising over $2.25 million and providing blankets, toys and books to help families in need. The need for ‘A Bed for Every Child’ reaches all cities and towns in Massachusetts.