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Charity of the Month: Thomas Russell Middle School

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Published September 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again! School is back in session.

During the month of August, Meriwest Credit Union’s Milpitas branch was busy getting hundreds of students ready for the new school year. Thomas Russell Middle School was chosen by Meriwest Credit Union because we understand the importance of preparing our future generations with the supplies they need to succeed – and what better way than by supporting a local school?

Thomas Russell Middle School was an easy choice for us here at Meriwest because of the mindset they instill in their youth. Provide Rigorous, Integrated, Differentiated Education with PRIDE.  “Stand Up with PRIDE” is more than just a motto however, it’s who they are, and it’s creating a positive impact on their students. “We think that investing in our kids’ education from early on is something that not only benefits each individual child, but the community as well,” said Gabriela Aldaz, Financial Service Rep at Meriwest Milpitas.

After a very successful fundraiser which included raffles, donations and giveaways, Meriwest Credit Union’s Milpitas branch was able to raise $1,000 and a bulk of school supplies for the Thomas Russell Middle School.  This will be used for the 2017-2018 school year to immediately benefit the students. “We thank each and every one of our colleagues who donated for their generosity and well wishes towards our fundraising efforts,” said our Milpitas branch staff.

We delivered our contributions to the school and were able to meet with the principle Mr. James, who was very grateful for our efforts.  He shared with us his message, “Thank you for all that you do to encourage, motivate, and mold our Russell Wolverines into the best student citizens that they can be,” a message that Meriwest staff clearly exemplifies.

Great job Milpitas branch! Your efforts epitomize the culture of our organization - one that truly cares about helping people and giving back to our community.

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