Burlington, VT – Vermont Federal Credit Union donates 1,650 pounds of food to
the Vermont Foodbank.
Each year, Vermont Federal Credit Union brings together its employees for an annual staff appreciation event. The theme of this year’s event was “an attitude of gratitude” and featured inspirational speeches from leadership expert, Pru Sullivan, and community leaders, Mark Redmond of Spectrum Youth & Family Services, and Allison Mindel of the Vermont Foodbank.
Employees of the Credit Union were encouraged to participate by collecting food and non-perishable donations in the months leading up to the event. The collaboration continued during the event when the employees were challenged to form teams to showcase their collected items in a creative display. Prizes were awarded for categories such as most items collected, most Vermont-made products, and most items from the Foodbank wish list. In total, Vermont Federal employees collected 1,650 pounds of food and non-perishable donations for the Vermont Foodbank.
At the end of the event, each team shared what they were most grateful for and what they had learned from the experience. For President and CEO Jean Giard, the experience was a welcome reminder of what can be achieved through partnership and mutual collaboration: “Tonight, I was overjoyed by the extraordinary talent and creativity of our staff. When we can bring together our collective strengths in the service of others, that’s when we make our highest contribution to the lives of our members and the communities that we serve.”
Vermont Federal is a $550 million-plus financial institution, with six locations currently serving over 40,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. Vermont Federal Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, or Washington Counties in Vermont. Vermont Federal Credit Union is committed to providing support to the communities it serves and to make a decided difference in the lives of its members and other Vermonters. For more information about Vermont Federal Credit Union, call (888) 252-0202, visit www.vermontfederal.org, or find us on Facebook.
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V.P. of Marketing
Vermont Federal Credit Union
80 Midas Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 658-0225 x 1312