Mass. Credit Unions Provide Sweet Dreams for Children in Need with Donation of $240,000 to A Bed for Every Child

On behalf of the Massachusetts Credit Unions, the Massachusetts Social Responsibility Committee presented the 2021/2022 donation of $240,000 to its charitable partner, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (Coalition) in support of A Bed for Every Child. The Committee recently completed its fundraising efforts at the Stephen Jones Charity Golf Tournament with the check presentation made to A Bed for Every Child Program Director Tina Baptista during the awards banquet. The funds represent donations made by credit unions through 2021 and half of 2022 culminating with the golf tournament where more than 100 credit union representatives and business partners were in attendance for the presentation.

A Bed for Every Child partners with businesses, schools, and community organizations to provide beds for as many children in need who live in Massachusetts.

Social Responsibility Committee Golf Chair Charlene Bauer recognized the collective efforts of all the credit unions throughout the year and the business partners who graciously support the golf tournament. “It is through your collective generosity that the Massachusetts Credit Unions provide A Bed for Every Child with the necessary financial support to give hundreds of children a new bed of their own. We are honored to call them our partner and humbled by the amazing work they do for the children in need in our state.”

Tina Baptista, A Bed for Every Child Program Director, praised the efforts of the credit unions and the Social Responsibility Committee for their donation. “We are so grateful to all our credit unions in Massachusetts for their continued support of children who otherwise would not have a bed of their own. Your donation provides the resources they need to get a restful, good night’s sleep in preparing them for a better future.” said Baptista.

The Massachusetts Credit Unions have supported the Coalition for more than two decades and have donated just over $2.8 million.

check presentation(at left): Massachusetts Credit Unions present a $240,000.00 donation to A Bed for Every Child at the recent Stephen Jones Charity Golf Tournament. Pictured from left to right: Mark Cochran, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union; Peter Panaggio, St. Anne’s Credit Union; Rui Domingos, MIT Federal Credit Union; Craig Boivin, UMassFive College Federal Credit Union; Paul Marotta; David Plantier, MassMutual Federal Credit Union; Tina Baptista, A Bed for Every Child; Ronald McLean, CCUA; and Charlene Bauer, Metro Credit Union.


Special Thanks…

The Massachusetts Credit Unions’ Social Responsibility Committee members express their heartfelt “Thank You” to all the credit unions and chapters in Massachusetts that supported the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ “A Bed for Every Child” initiative. The commitment of the officials, staff, and members of so many credit unions throughout the state is evidence of “people helping people.”  

Listed below are the credit unions and chapters whose kind generosity in 2021/2022 had a profound impact to help the Coalition give the gift of a good night’s sleep to thousands of children with a bed of their own in Massachusetts.

Credit Unions:

  • Align CU
  • AllCom CU
  • Alltrust CU
  • Arrha CU
  • Athol CU
  • Attleboro Municipal Employees FCU
  • Boston Firefighters CU
  • Brookline Municipal CU
  • Brotherhood CU
  • Cabot Boston CU
  • Central One FCU
  • City of Boston CU
  • Coastal New England FCU
  • Common Trust FCU
  • Commonwealth Utilities Employees CU
  • Digital FCU
  • Direct FCU
  • Energy CU
  • Franklin First FCU
  • Freedom CU
  • Goldmark FCU
  • Greylock FCU
  • Hanscom FCU
  • Harvard University Employees CU
  • Homefield CU
  • Jeanne D'Arc CU
  • Leominster CU
  • Lynn Firemen’s FCU
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology FCU
  • MassMutual FCU
  • Medford Municipal Employees FCU
  • Members Plus CU
  • Merrimack Valley CU
  • Methuen FCU
  • Metro CU
  • MetroWest Community FCU
  • Middlesex-Essex Postal Employees FCU
  • MyCom FCU
  • Naveo CU
  • New Bedford CU
  • New England Teamsters FCU
  • Norfolk Community FCU
  • Pioneer Valley FCU
  • Premier Source CU
  • Somerset FCU
  • Somerville Municipal FCU
  • Southbridge CU
  • St. Anne’s CU 
  • St. Anthony of New Bedford FCU
  • St. Dominic’s FCU
  • St. Jean's CU
  • St. Mary's CU
  • Stoneham Municipal Employees FCU
  • Taunton FCU
  • Tewksbury FCU
  • UMassFive College FCU
  • Workers CU


  • Metro-Boston Chapter
  • Pioneer Valley Chapter
  • Tri-County North Chapter