Teachers Credit Union Foundation Awards Big Brothers Big Sisters $2,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana received $2,000 from Teachers Credit Union Foundation for program support for both Community-Based and Site-Based School Buddies programs in Kosciusko and Huntington counties in Indiana. Funding from the TCU Foundation will be used for recruiting, screening and training adult volunteers who will be paired in these one-to-one relationships with at-risk children in Kosciusko and Huntington counties. The Community-Based program is the traditional mentoring effort that pairs children with responsible and consistent adult mentors in the community. The adult volunteer and child share fun activities like playing catch, going to the zoo, or baking cookies. These matches meet two to four times each month during the year. The Site-Based School Buddies program matches elementary students with caring adult mentors. Buddies meet once a week for lunch at the child’s school during the academic year. The agenda is simple: eating lunch, doing homework, reading books, playing games, or simply spending time together talking about life. The time commitment is small – one hour once a week – but the benefit to the child is huge.
Pictured here are two representatives from TCU of Warsaw, Cassie Peyton and Karen Mayer along with Sue Poyner of Winona Lake from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
The TCU Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1994, to support the credit union vision of being a positive force in the communities served by TCU. As such, the TCU Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million dollars in educational grants, contributions and college scholarships throughout the markets served by TCU. The mission of the TCU Foundation is “To promote financial literacy & empowerment, education and other opportunities and causes supported by the membership, which directly benefit the communities in which TCU operates.” TSU fulfills their mission by promoting the Credit Union philosophy of people helping people, advancing financial literacy and empowerment, connecting people with resources (for education, employment and character building advancement) and building stronger communities. To find out more visit www.tcunet.com