Buckner recipient of Giving Tuesday donation

Buckner recipient of Giving Tuesday donation

 Tuesday, Dec. 1, Education First Federal Credit Union (EFFCU) employees presented a check for a $3,170 to Buckner Children’s Village in celebration of Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday, and its popular hashtag #GivingTuesday, is an international movement dedicated to giving back. EFFCU raised the funds for this donation through a voluntary program that allows its employees to wear blue jeans each week on Friday in exchange for a small donation to the fund.

Alongside the Blue Jean Fridays program, EFFCU employees are also provided with an opportunity to donate their time as a group to various non-profit organizations in the community through its Volunteer Investment Program (VIP). The employees who participate in this program volunteer their own time away from work to qualifying organizations in the Southeast Texas community. To date, VIP participants have donated over 600 hours to area organizations.

VIP participants and EFFCU Executive VP, Kevin Conn, presented the check to the staff at Buckner Children’s Village. Conn stated, “We are honored for the opportunity to provide this monetary donation, as well as our volunteerism, to support a heroic organization like Buckner.”