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People's Trust Foundation Donates Shoes and Check to Constellation Foundation
Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:00 AM

People's Trust Foundation
Left to right: Linda Birt, Executive Director, People’s Trust Foundation; Patrick Flynn, Board Chair, People’s Trust Foundation; Evan Berlin, Board Chair/Co-Founder, Constellation Foundation; Angela McCathran, President/CEO, People’s Trust Federal Credit Union and President, People’s Trust Foundation

The People's Trust Foundation presented 58 pairs of shoes and a check in the amount of $1,351 to the Constellation Foundation after a recent shoe drive that the People's Trust Foundation held in conjunction with People's Trust Federal Credit Union. The shoes will be distributed to Houston-area foster care youth during the holidays.

"When we initially met with the Constellation Foundation, one of the first things they mentioned was that foster care youth needs shoes," said Angela McCathran, president and CEO of People's Trust Federal Credit Union. "It came as a surprise to us, but the reality is that children out-grow them so quickly; and being in foster care, sometimes a pair of shoes can be one of the only things that a child can really feel is his or her own."

Evan Berlin, Constellation Foundation Board Chair and Co-Founder said of the donation, "When People's Trust Foundation told me that they were collecting shoes and money for foster care youth, I was excited but wasn't expecting this kind of response. It's going to make such a huge impact on so many kids this year, and it couldn't have come at a better time than the holidays."

The Constellation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit established in 2011, provides assistance and support during critical development stages to children in the foster care system, including youth aging out, through a number of programs, such as Camp Constellation, Peer Mentoring, College Preparation and Planning, and the Constellation Foundation Scholarship Fund. For more information, please visit www.theconstellationfoundation.org.

People’s Trust Foundation is a 501c3 organization that was established in 2006 to advance financial literacy and economic independence among Houstonians. The Foundation offers financial literacy classes and seminars to residents of all socioeconomic backgrounds in the Greater Houston Area. For more information, please visit www.peoplestrustfoundation.org.