CommonWealth One Wraps Up their 7th Annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive for Charity.
Alexandria, VA -- This past November and December, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union conducted their 7th Annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive, collecting winter coats, scarves, mittens, gloves and hats for donation to charities in their branchesí local communities.
In recent years this charity drive has experienced a drastic increase in donations despite, or perhaps because of, the countryís economic struggles. In 2009 CommonWealth One collected more than 50 coats and other winter clothing from its members. Those items were donated to Rising Hope in Alexandria, VA, Mercy House in Harrisonburg, VA, as well as House of Hope Menís Shelter and C-Cap in Front Royal, VA.
In 2010 CommonWealth One collected a total of 100 coats plus a variety of other winter apparel for Alternative House in Dunn Loring, VA; House of Hope in Front Royal, VA; and Mercy House in Harrisonburg, VA. This yearís donation drive yielded a total of 231 coats and other winter clothing, which were donated to First Steps in Harrisonburg and the Lupus Foundation of America in Washington, D.C.
CommonWealth One has a strong commitment to supporting the communities we serve and the members who live there. CommonWealth One not only supports local charities during the holiday giving season, but also throughout the year by donating to the Childrenís Miracle Network, Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, Community Partners for Children, and others.
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union has grown to become one of Northern Virginiaís top credit unions with over $295 million in assets serving more than 36,000 members. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being the lifetime financial institution of its members.
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union offers Checking Accounts, Mortgages, Home Loans, Auto Loans, Savings Accounts, Money Market accounts, IRAs and more in Washington, DC or Virginia. We have remained true to our philosophy of "people helping people" - providing members with loans, savings plans, and special services to achieve their long-term financial goals and help them enjoy a better way of life. Our excess earnings are returned to our members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans and low or no fees. For information on our history, upcoming events, and more visit www.cofcu.org.