It's time to pick-up your supplies and get your coat drive started! This year there are 18 credit unions participating, representing more than 50 drop-off locations. All materials will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, beginning at noon:
St. Louis Credit Unions Supply Pick-Up:
Missouri Credit Union Association
2055 Craigshire Road, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63146
Illinois Credit Unions Supply Pick-Up:
Scott Credit Union (Collinsville Branch)
1100 Belt Line Road
Collinsville, IL 62234
Be aware that although the boxes will be flat, they are huge. Therefore, they will not fit in a regular car.
In the supplies you will find coat cut-outs. They work just like the balloon cut-outs for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Your tellers and MSRs can sell them for $1 each. Members can write their names on the cut-out for display in your lobby.
Once again, the St. Louis Chapter will sponsor a collection box decorating contest. Decorate your collection box, take a picture of it, and submit your entry to Sarah Rehkop via email by the end of the coat drive. One credit union branch will receive a free pizza lunch courtesy of the St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions. Don't forget to also post the picture on your Facebook page to create more interest.
For monetary donations received from members, one check should be written for the final amount made payable to “First Things First” at the end of the coat drive. Be sure to write “Warners' Warm-up” in the memo section of your check. All money collected will be used to purchase new coats.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Sarah Rehkop by email or phone at 636.379.6016.