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Holiday Giving Program Results for 2020

It truly has been a season of giving for our amazingly gracious Members this year! On November 27, we started accepting donations for our Holiday Giving Program. It’s something we have done the last several years, and we always look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.

This year’s Holiday Giving Program is bittersweet. We’re excited to support local children and families in need. At the same time, we’re mourning the loss of a beloved member of the Centra family, Karen Owens. Karen was our Branch Manager in Seymour. She served the community as a Centra Team Member for more than 25 years. She was also a major advocate for Shop with a Cop, the beneficiary of Centra’s Holiday Giving Program in Seymour. This year, our Members, Team Members, community members, and the Centra Foundation came together to support Seymour Shop with a Cop in Karen’s honor. We’re honored to present the organization Karen loved with a donation of $8,457.41.

Organizations and Contributions:

Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund: $3,954.78
Salvation Army Columbus: $3,954.78
Columbus Shop with a Cop: $3,954.77
The Salvation Army Indiana Divisional Headquarters – Indianapolis : $852.10
Carmel Police Department – Holidays with Heroes: $368.26
Salvation Army Madison Corps: $2,795.24
Salvation Army New Albany Corps: $8,498.58
Salvation Army Shelbyville Corp: $1,922.53
Decatur County Shop with a Cop: $498.11
Fraternal Order of Police – Cops & Kids Jackson County: $8,457.41
Good Samaritan Food Pantry North Vernon: $5,946.42
Shop with a Cop – Brown County: $1,100.00
Grand total for all donations: $42,302.98

422 kids will have a better holiday this year! 

Our Members and community supporters have helped more than 2,300 families over the past seven years of the Holiday Giving Program. Their generosity and holiday spirit have made this program what it is today. We are excited to help our local organizations provide for local children during this challenging year. You can read more about the Holiday Giving Program and the organizations we partnered with in our different communities here.

The Holiday Giving Program gives Centra Members the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. When we hear the inspiring stories of Members of all ages and backgrounds making donations to support children in need, we feel the true spirit of the holidays. This program demonstrates how our own Members live the Credit Union mission of ‘People Helping People.’