RALEIGH — State Employees’ Credit Union is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual statewide Toy Drive to help spread good cheer this holiday season to North Carolina children and their families. Items will be collected through Dec. 5.
SECU is in all 100 North Carolina counties with 273 branches serving as drop-off locations for the Toy Drive. Anyone wishing to donate may bring new, unwrapped toys, books, or other gift items to their local branch. SECU is working with charitable organizations around the state to ensure that all gifts will be delivered to children in the communities where donated items are received.
“The holidays can be an especially difficult time for families who are struggling financially, and purchasing gifts is simply not an option,” said Jim Hayes, SECU president and CEO. “As a not-for-profit cooperative grounded in a ‘People Helping People’ philosophy, we embrace opportunities to make a positive difference in our communities. Through the generosity of our employees and members, this toy drive is another way to live out that philosophy and bring a lot of joy to many children throughout the state.”