North Grafton, MA – In keeping with its mission to contribute in small and large ways to the local community and beyond, Homefield Credit Union participated in the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Children’s Book Drive. Held during the month of April, thirty-five Massachusetts Credit Unions held the annual drive through the Social Responsibility Committee.
Each year, the book drive donates thousands of new and used books to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and to many local schools, shelters and agencies throughout the state. Homefield helped fill the bookshelves of those in need.
Lloyd Hamm, President and CEO of Homefield, was thrilled with the response from employees, members and local community groups. “Everyone pitched in to this worthwhile program and we were able to make a major contribution. I especially want to acknowledge the Northbridge Boy Scouts. The effort that they put into the drive generated a very large number of books, and they should be very proud of their good works.”
Since its inception in 2001, more than 282,000 books have found their way into the hands of needy children, helping them learn more about themselves and the world around them.
“In the digital world we live in, there is still nothing that makes a stronger connection with a child than turning the pages of a real book,” stated Hamm. “In that respect, the annual book drive is essential to the growth and wellbeing of those who represent our future.”