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American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) announced the recipients of $19,725 in donations from the second quarter of its participatory funding program, Cash Back to the Community.
Congratulations Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford, Quinnipiac University Dance Marathon, and Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford. These nonprofits each received a donation of $6,575 as the top three vote recipients among 242 nominations and 4,447 votes from members and the general public. Thus far in 2020, Cash Back to the Community donations total $40,266.
Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford
Seniors Job Bank in West Hartford is a nonprofit organization created in 1974, dedicated to helping people over the age of 50 find part-time work in the West Hartford community and surrounding towns. The organization connects jobseekers with part-time job opportunities in businesses, municipalities, and nonprofits as well as per diem work with individuals.
"American Eagle's donation is especially welcome now, as the COVID-19 virus crisis has made fundraising even more challenging than it usually is. The money will help us continue to connect folks over 50 seeking work with businesses and households that have work to be done," said Bernie Weiss, president, Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford.
Quinnipiac University Dance Marathon Program (QTHON)
QTHON in Hamden benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Students involved in a campus' dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The year culminates with an 8-40-hour dance marathon on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, and reveal their annual fundraising total.
“This donation means more to our QTHON family than words can describe. Our fight for the kids never stops and we appreciate American Eagle’s support. These funds will be used to provide life-saving care to children, supply the newest technology for the hospital, and enhance the patient and family experience,” said Hannah Baker, executive director, QTHON 2021.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) in Hartford is a private non-profit organization providing adult literacy services to the Greater Hartford community since 1972. Serving 20 towns, its cutting edge, student-centered, technology enriched programs teach nearly 900 adults each year the reading and writing, English proficiency, math, high school completion, citizenship, and job readiness skills they need to succeed. LVGH students are age 18 and over. About two-thirds take classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, representing over 80 countries around the world. The other third are native English speakers who generally read and write at or below a sixth-grade reading level.
“Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford is incredibly fortunate to receive this donation from the Cash Back to the Community program. We recently moved our literacy classes and career services to an online format to give our students the opportunity to learn and grow in the safety of their homes. This funding will allow us to continue the transition to online learning and to help our students achieve their literacy and life goals,” said Stephen Morris assistant director, Operations, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford.
Watch Second Quarter Winners Video
Voting for third quarter nominees for Cash Back to the Community is July 27 through August 16, 2020, An organization only needs to be nominated once for consideration.
Voting for third quarter nominees for Cash Back to the Community is September 7-20, 2020, Please share the voting link with others. Members and nonmembers are welcome to vote. One vote per email address. Winners will be announced in early October.
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