August 9, 2016 – Delray Beach, FL:
IBMSECU Gives Back to Palm Beach County Kids in Need
IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union (IBMSECU) recently participated in the Palm Beach County Community Back to School Bash that took place on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
The Community Back to School Bash (BASH) collaborates with nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County that serve disadvantaged students pre-K through 12 by providing supplies, backpacks, information and resources to empower children to begin the school year with confidence. In 1994 the BASH was established and assisted 120 children. The BASH has since grown to include over 70 non-profit agencies serving more 12,000 children. Friends of Foster Children of Palm Beach County, Inc. proudly serves as the fiscal agent for the BASH and is a 501 (C)(3), nonprofit organization.
Michael Miller, CEO at IBMSECU, stated, “We were honored to have sponsored a child at BASH this year. It was a great opportunity for our staff to help so many children begin their school year off with self-assurance. Providing backpacks, uniforms and school supplies for a child who might not be able to afford items follows the CU philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’ Children are our future and we were honored to have participated in the Palm Beach County Community Back to School Bash.” In addition to sponsoring a child, IBMSECU employee and family volunteers assisted with setting up the event and walking students through the shop for their school supplies.
IBMSECU is a Member-owned financial institution that has provided financial services to families for more than 45 years. To be eligible for Membership, you must live in an approved county, including Palm Beach 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.
This year’s BASH supplied over 4,500 at-risk children in southern Palm Beach County with backpacks, grade-appropriate supplies, uniforms, haircuts, access to medical resources, vision tests and healthy snacks. The Back to School Bash partnership prevents the duplication of services among non-profit agencies, streamlines distribution and ensures equitable usage of community resources. Donations go further to help more at-risk students in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach community area.