It’s nothing short of amazing what the Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions can accomplish in a brief amount of time. Pueblo Cooperative Care Center is appreciative of the work and the many tremendous efforts extended by the credit unions, their employees and customers. Their kindness, generosity and uplifting community spirit is truly a blessing to many people. Their annual coat drive to support the efforts of Pueblo Cooperative Care Center yielded 3,216 coats to help individuals and families needing a little hand up.
The annual coat drive mission is simple, to provide a person in need with a warm coat, free of charge. For many of our clients, from the homeless to others deciding between paying bills and purchasing food for their families, a coat is an extra budget item that they simply cannot afford. These donations held an immediate impact and they helped us to get one step closer in doing something every day that brings people closer to a better tomorrow – make a difference. I am confident that the individuals receiving these new and gently used coats appreciated them more than we can possibly imagine.
In addition to the coat drive, just this past December, we were able to provide over 1,400 Christmas presents, filled Christmas stockings, gift cards and other holiday items to children and families. This effort was also supported by the Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions, and as always, we collaborated with other local agencies, churches and civic organizations to ensure that that we reached the targeted populations needing the most assistance.
We appreciate the Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions and the many individuals involved in their collection efforts. They brought comfort to families, smiles to children and they are the reason many people can stay warm throughout this winter season. At Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, we believe the Pueblo Area Chapter of Credit Unions truly honored the Holy scripture found in Galatians 6:2, “carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the laws of Christ.”