NEARLY 30 COLLEGE AND ROOM ESSENTIALS PACKAGES ASSEMBLED AND DELIVERED
ALBANY – JULY 24th – CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation have once again partnered with Mission Accomplished Transition Services. Each year the Foundation helps to select awardees, assemble and deliver packages for the Mission Accomplished Transition Services CARE Package Scholarship Program. This year the program has selected 27 essay finalists whom will each receive a CARE package filled with all of their room essentials for their upcoming college experience.
CARE packages were filled with bedding, personal care products, school supplies such as notebooks and binders, and more. 13 CAP COM employees volunteered their time to assemble, pack and deliver the bins over several weeks’ time. Delivery of the CARE packages to Mission Accomplished will take place on 3 dates: July 26th, in which Carmen Duncan, Chief Coach and Founder of Mission Accomplished Transition Services will be present, August 16th, and August 23rd at the Bull Moose Club, 150 State St., Albany, NY 12207.
“We believe it doesn’t take much, but it does take us all. With the help of our volunteers we are able to help young adults enter college with confidence”, stated Paige Rueckert, Community & Youth Advocate at CAP COM. “These young adults are our future and we hope that through this program we empower them to continue to further their education as well as reduce their financial burden.”
"The CARE packages we provide to students transitioning into college is truly rewarding. The cost of college is expensive and creates economic stress for many families. I am grateful we have the opportunity to partner with CAP COM Cares Foundation and Federal Credit Union to provide care packages that help defray some of the costs associated with transitioning into college. We are grateful to the students and families who allow us to be a part of this incredible milestone,” said Carmen Duncan, Chief Coach and Founder of Mission Accomplished Transition Services.
CAP COM Cares Foundation was established by CAP COM Federal Credit Union in 2003 to nurture the community by supporting health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that assist underprivileged families. Since inception, the Foundation has donated over $4 million and over 35,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of organizations in the Capital Region. The CAP COM Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID # 54-2071140.
CAP COM Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution based in the New York’s Capital Region with more than $1.8 billion in assets and 11 branch locations. The credit union is member-driven and focused on superior service, convenient products and competitive rates that help members save money and make life just a little easier. CAP COM offers all the products and services you’d find at a typical financial institution. Visit www.capcomfcu.org to find out more. Federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Equal Housing Lender.