SCARBOROUGH– Town & Country Federal Credit Union, the third largest credit union in Maine, took its commitment to participate in #GivingTuesday to a new level this year. In the first-ever, #TCFCUGivesMore initiative, aimed at empowering employees and increasing the impact of contributions, the credit union matched each employee’s contribution up to $10. The one-day initiative resulted in contributions totaling nearly $1,000 to close to 20 non-profits selected by employees.
“Feedback from employees was really positive, as they appreciated having the freedom to contribute to a non-profit of their choice. We had a diverse mix of organizations that our employees contributed to, indicative of the many causes and organizations our employees are passionate about,” said Dave Libby, president and CEO of the credit union.
Some of the organizations receiving contributions from credit union employees include Camp Sunshine, The Travis Mills Foundation, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Hospice of Southern Maine, Portland Trails and many others.
Jon Paradise, vice president of Public Relations and Communications at the credit union, added, “It was great to see a number of employees post on their own social media pages about making a contribution using the hashtag, #TCFCUGivesMore. This initiative reinforced the value that credit union we places on community and the varied interests of employees. We also highlighted some of the organizations that employees contributed to on our social media channels.”
The #TCFCUGivesMore initiative is but one example of how Town & Country has supported charities and non-profits in the past year. In 2018, the credit union has contributed nearly $110,000 in financial support to a variety of causes, and an additional 1,000+ hours of volunteer support.
About Town & Country Federal Credit Union
As the third largest credit union in the state of Maine, Town & Country is a full-service financial institution offering a wide range of financial products and services to people who live or work in Cumberland and York Counties. Designated as one of Maine’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for the past seven years, the credit union has more than 38,500 members, $386 million in assets, and operates six branches in Saco, South Portland, Portland, and Scarborough. To learn more, visit www.tcfcu.com.