DELRAY BEACH, Fla. –Over the summer IBM Southeast Employees CU’s Southeast Credit Union on behalf of the Southeast Credit Union Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual School Ready Day events to help local Florida and Georgia kids in need.
The SECU Foundation “believes that children are our future and that investing in their success now is important,” the credit union said.
Members of the community and IBMSECU employees were invited to donate and drop off backpacks and school supplies at their nearest IBMSECU branch to help local kindergarteners start the school year better prepared.
More than 600 Florida and Georgia Head Start children and their families were invited to come out and participate in a host of free services and resources, including dental education, new school supplies, shoes, clothing, and much more. School Ready Day Sponsors included Sage Dental, Spodak Dental, and the Pompano Beach Library.
“Seeing the smiles on the faces of local, deserving children and families was priceless. Knowing that so many children in the communities we serve in were helped makes it all worth it. Improving the lives of families is what we strive for as children are our most important assets,” said Stephen Johnson, director of the Southeast Credit Union Foundation at IBMSECU stated. “A big thank you to our members, sponsors, and employees for making these donations and events possible.”