This summer, IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union’s Southeast Credit Union Foundation, hosted the 2nd Annual School Ready Day events to help local Florida and Georgia kids in need.
The SECU Foundation believes that children are our future and that investing in their success now is important. Members of the community and IBMSECU employees were invited to donate and drop off backpacks and school supplies at their nearest IBMSECU branch to help local kindergarteners start the school year better prepared.
440 Florida and Georgia Head Start children and their families were invited to come out and participate in a host of free services and resources, including: Dental education, vouchers for haircuts, new school supplies, shoes, clothing, and much more. School Ready Day Sponsors included Upper Cutz Barbershop, Sage Dental, Spodak Dental, Gentle Dental Care & Georgia Dental Implant Center, Hair Cuttery, More Good Hair Days, Hair Affair, and Beauty Care Professionals of America.
School Ready Days took place on the following days at the following South Florida and Atlanta metro, Georgia locations:
- June 18, 2018 – Pickens County Head Start – 529 Head Start Road, Jasper, GA 30177
- June 19, 2018 – Clayton County Community Services Authority – 667 South Avenue, Forest Park, GA30297
- June 20, 2018 – Sheltering Arms Early Education – 995 Roswell Street NE, Marietta, GA30060
- June 21, 2018 – Cobb County Head Start -461 Allgood Road, Marietta, GA 30060
- July 9, 2018 – Florence Fuller East –200 NE 14th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
- July 10, 2018 – West Gate Elementary - 1545 Loxahatchee Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
- July 11, 2018 – IBMSECU Delray Beach Branch - 1000 NW 17th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445
- July 26, 2018 – Broward County School Board/ Pompano Beach Library - 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
The Southeast Credit Union Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Florida and its mission is to improve the lives of children and families in the communities we serve.
Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. These programs help build relationships with families that support family well-being and many other important areas.
Stephen Johnson, Director of the Southeast Credit Union Foundation at IBMSECU stated, “Seeing the smiles on the faces of local, deserving children and families was priceless. Knowing that so many children in the communities we serve in were helped makes it all worth it. Improving the lives of families is what we strive for as children are our most important assets. A big thank you to our members, sponsors, and employees for making these donations and events possible.”
IBMSECU is a Member-owned financial institution that has provided financial services to families for more than 49 years. They have 19 branch locations in Florida and Georgia. To be eligible for Membership, you must live in an approved county, worship or attend school in an approved county, work for or be retired from a Member Company, or be an immediate family member of/live in the same household as an existing Member. Only $5 is needed to open a savings account and begin your lifetime Membership with IBMSECU. To join, use our secure Online Membership Application or call 800.873.5100.
IBMSECU, established in 1969, is a growing and dynamic Credit Union, with more than 82,000 Members worldwide and $1.10 billion in assets. A Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its Members. Credit Unions generally offer high-yield deposits, low interest-rate loans and low fee structures. IBMSECU offers a complete range of products and services including: Checking and Savings accounts, Money Market accounts, Certificates, IRAs, First and Second Mortgages, Car Loans, Visa® Credit Cards, Business Services, and much more.