The employees of First Community Credit Union (Chesterfield) are taking a “holiday” from their dress code between Christmas and the new year with a dress-down week for Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (RMHC). A $15 donation buys the whole week of dressing in jeans. The fundraiser, plus a corporate donation, totals $5,000 for the local charity serving families.
“I recently spent some time at one of the area hospitals after my grandson was born and I saw for myself how families use the Ronald McDonald House, says Glenn Barks, president and CEO of First Community. “They are really doing a good thing and we’re happy to support them”.
This promotion wraps up an entire year of giving for First Community. Between employee contributions and corporate donations, First Community has given nearly $60,000 to various charitable organizations, schools and community events in 2011. Employees participated in a different charity dress-down day each month of the year as well as other fundraising events.