The UHS Employees Federal Credit Union will again host a Giving Tree this year, to be located at both Credit Union branches during the upcoming holiday season. Due to the additional need this year following the fall flooding, this year’s Giving Tree will be even more important for those giving and receiving throughout the UHS System.
We are now gathering names of UHS employees and their families who are expecting a difficult holiday season due to continued hardships from fall flooding, or any other recent hardship that has put a heavy strain on family finances like job changes, a medical condition, accident, fire, etc. This year we are also partnering with the UHS Flood Relief Committee, so if you have been contacted by a, “flood buddy,” that person will assist you with applying for the Credit Union’s Giving Tree Program. There is no need to apply for the program on your own.
If you know of a UHS person or family who could use a helping hand this coming holiday, please let us know by completing a Need Request Form. If you give us a few details about the hardship, the family members, a wish list (clothes sizes, child’s interests, etc.), we will put a card on the Giving Tree requesting the gift items that would make the holidays brighter, & perhaps warmer, for that family. Cards on the Giving Tree will be anonymous & only include ages & other information necessary to purchase the gift(s). We’ll also ask for your contact information, as we may ask you to help us deliver the collected gifts. The deadline for submitting Need Request Forms to either Credit Union location is Wednesday, November 16th. The giving tree will go up on November 21st for those who’d like to take a card off the tree and do some shopping to help coworkers who’ve had a rough year.
If you have any questions you can reach our Credit Union’s Community Outreach Committee Chair, Eileen Sosenko, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Credit Union CEO Jack Ewald, at 763-5069, or email@example.com.