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With the holiday season in full swing, City Credit Union recently invited the greater North Texas community to get into the holiday spirit by participating in a toy drive supporting Buckner International. Buckner is a faith-based nonprofit ministry dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, families and senior adults. City CU encouraged the public to drop off new, unwrapped toys at any City CU branch during business hours. City CU’s culture committee then delivered the toys to Buckner International’s Humanitarian Center.
“We are extremely thankful for City Credit Union’s support over the years, from collecting and donating new shoes and school supplies to its Buckner toy drives. Cities are only as great as the people, organizations and companies they are comprised of, and City CU’s work in the community is a shining example of corporate social responsibility and a big part of what makes Dallas such a phenomenal place,” said Dr. Albert Reyes, Buckner International CEO and president.
The toy drive comes on the heels of City CU becoming the 2019 title sponsor of Buckner’s Sporting Clay Challenge. As part of City CU’s dedication to serve the greater community, they’re promoting local charitable organizations through their Random Acts of Kindness initiative. The initiative was developed to inspire Members, employees and communities in North Texas to give back. Since beginning the partnership, City CU has contributed to Buckner financially as well as sponsored volunteer activities such as school supply drives and collecting shoes for Buckner’s Shoes for Orphans Souls. With the holidays around the corner, City CU hopes to spread the spirit of giving and ensure children in need across North Texas experience the joy of receiving a gift.
“This time of year brings out the best in all of us and shows how simple acts of kindness can make a difference,” said Sharon Moore, President and CEO of City CU. “Through our partnership with Buckner, we’ve seen firsthand the generosity of our Members and people throughout North Texas. Something as simple as a toy drive can bring people together and change lives. We hope to inspire others to find to get involved and spread the joy and magic experienced during this time of year.”