Massachusetts Credit Unions Continue to Introduce Children to a World of Knowledge Through Annual Book Drive

In addition to untold book purchases and donations made online, twenty-three Massachusetts Credit Unions collected more than 2,413 books and over $3,625 during the month of April as part of the annual Children’s Book Drive to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child program, as well as many community service agencies throughout the state.

Reading is how children discover new things, develop a positive self-image and improve communication. Reading and comprehension are vital skills to function today. Without those skills, children will struggle to grow academically as reading is the foundation to all subjects such as history, mathematics and science and influences their ability to write.

However, studies show that more than two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. have no children’s books in their homes. The Children’s Book Drive embraces the importance of reading by providing thousands of books that introduce children to a world of knowledge.

The Massachusetts Credit Unions Social Responsibility Committee extends a big thank you to all the employees, members, business partners, and others who made donations through the following credit unions:

AllCom Credit Union, Athol Credit Union, City of Boston Credit Union, Commonwealth Utilities Federal Credit Union, Direct Federal Credit Union, GFA Federal Credit Union, Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Harvard University Employees Credit Union, Leominster Credit Union, MassMutual Federal Credit Union, Members Plus Credit Union, Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union, Metro Credit Union, MyCom Federal Credit Union, Naveo Credit Union, New England Teamsters Federal Credit Union, RTN Federal Credit Union, Somerset Federal Credit Union, St. Anne's Credit Union of Fall River, Mass., St. Dominic's Federal Credit Union, Taunton Federal Credit Union, Workers Federal Credit Union, and the Cooperative Credit Union Association.