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Employees Donate Personal Care Kits to Local Homeless Shelter

Waterville, ME – Maine State Credit Union’s employee-led personal feminine products drive results in a donation of over 30 care kits to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. Sarah Golden, a teller at the Waterville branch, led the effort. 

I subscribe to Ipsy, which is an online make-up subscription service. Each month I receive make-up samples in a beautiful and fun make-up bagI have been subscribing for a while, so I have more than I can use.” said Sarah Golden. “I didn’t want to throw them away and thought I should donate them to a local shelter filled with some useful items.”  

Golden was encouraged by her branch manager, Jeanne Moreau, to reach out to everyone at the credit union to see if they would like to donate items. And they did; Golden received items and money from her colleagues and assembled over 30 kits. The care kits have various things, such as Chapstick, deodorant, soap, and other essential personal care items.  

Maine State Credit Union takes part in the Maine Credit Union’s Ending Hunger campaign. This annual program supplies funds to local hunger organizations through grass-root fundraising efforts. In 2019, Maine State CU donated over $90,000 to 32 organizations in Kennebec and Somerset Counties.   

“The culture at Maine State Credit Union is very supportive of an employee initiative like this,” said Moreau. “I’m sure this is the first of many great ideas Sarah will have.”  

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