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Unity One Credit Union Helps Struggling Families with Gear Up 4 School Supply Giveaway
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6:50 AM

Unity One CU Gear Up 4 School
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Unity One Credit Union held its ninth annual “Gear Up 4 School” supply giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 22, at its Stockyards branch at 2625 N. Main St. (across the street from Billy Bob’s parking lot and next to Los Vaqueros). The event, created to be a resource for families, gives children school-mandated supplies while exposing them to small businesses and organizations in the community.

The credit union distributed over 400 drawstring backpacks containing items such as pencils, notebooks, crayons, and scissors. Supplies were distributed first come, first served, and the students receiving the supplies had to be present.  

“I always look forward to this event as it is a way for us to give back to the communities we serve," said Unity One President Gary Williams. "There’s no better feeling than knowing that you can forever impact a child’s life for the better with the gift of free school supplies.”

In addition to the backpack and supplies, attendees enjoyed free food from Dickey’s BBQ, a dance performance by the students at Artes de la Rosa, and booths manned by local businesses and organizations such as the Fort Worth Library, LULAC, Camp Fire First Texas, and the United Way.

About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas, serving the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. After transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations, and individuals. Today, anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN, and Kansas City, KS, may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org.

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