ROCKY HILL, Conn. – Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union has donated more than 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to students throughout the greater Hartford area.
As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and long-time supporter of local charities, Nutmeg State said this is its fifth year of donating backpacks and school supplies. Since the start of this initiative in 2015, the credit union has donated a more than 1,000 backpacks to further the education of students in the Hartford area. To many, these donations are crucial to beginning the academic year successfully.
“We’re happy to give back to our communities in any way we can,” said John Holt, president and CEO of Nutmeg. “And while we may stress the importance of financial education, we also know how important it is for students to start off the school year right with the supplies they need.”
At right, from left: Nutmeg State Financial’s Dan Fonseca, John Holt and Charlene Higgins prepare backpacks for the school supply donation.