TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union will begin its school supplies drive for area children in need Monday Aug. 16. Personnel leading the campaign ask the public to bring school supplies to any TFCU branch or ATM site for collection.
TFCU will donate supplies collected at each site to the schools in closest proximity to that location, including: Ticonderoga Central School, St. Mary's School, Putnam Central School, Crown Point Central School, Moriah Central School, Westport Central School, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School and Schroon Lake Central School.
"This is a need that we recognized in our area and felt that it was our place to do something about it," said Greg Johnson, president and CEO of Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union. "We are amazed at the generosity of our local people and businesses."
Supplies will be collected beginning Monday Aug. 16, through Friday, Sept. 3 at the Port Henry and Elizabethtown branches and through Saturday Sept. 4 at the Ticonderoga office. TFCU's ATM locations; at the Ticonderoga IP Mill and Schroon Lake Grand Union, will collect through Labor Day. Standard supplies such as notebooks, pencils, and crayons are always popular and appreciated. However, larger items are in high demand such as backpacks, pencil boxes, binders, and calculators. Contact any TFCU branch for questions, or to obtain a wish list.
TFCU offers membership to persons who live, work, worship or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the Towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester. For information on becoming a member of the TFCU, go to www.tfcunow.com.