Laurel, MD – Tower Federal Credit Union employees and members raised over $18,000 for the TowerCares Foundation during the credit union’s recent “Have A Heart” fundraiser. TowerCares will donate the money raised to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, to help critically ill children receiving treatment and their families.
During the month of February, for a donation of $1 or more to the TowerCares Foundation, Tower Federal members and employees wrote their name or the name of a loved one on a colorful paper heart. The hearts were displayed in the credit union’s 16 branches and the Member Service Center. Employees and members also participated in bake sales, gift basket raffles, pizza nights, “cupcake-grams” and jewelry sales to help raise funds.
To help provide an incentive to members to participate in the campaign, Tower’s Millersville branch gave away stuffed animals to members donating $10 or more to TowerCares. Branch Manager Barbara Rand and Assistant Branch Manager JoAnn Newby donated the stuffed animals.
“Our members are always so generous, especially when it comes to helping children in need,” Rand said. “Many share stories of how the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has helped someone in their families.”
Since 1999, the Have A Heart campaign has raised over $325,000 for the Children’s Center.
Plans are currently underway for the TowerCares Foundation’s next major fundraiser to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center—the 34th annual Tower Classic Golf Tournament, scheduled for June 3 at Renditions Golf Club in Davidsonville, Md. Last year’s tournament raised over $30,000 for the Center.
To learn more about the TowerCares mission and how the Foundation is making a difference in the local community, visit towercaresfoundation.org.