Tower Federal Credit Union Pumped Up for Super Bowl, Holds Purple Casual Day Fundraisers to Benefit Sick Children
Laurel, MD—Gearing up for Super Bowl XLVII, Tower Federal Credit Union held a series of employee “Purple Casual for Kids Day” fundraisers on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and Fridays from January 11 through February 1. Employees who donated $5 to the fundraiser could dress down in jeans, sneakers, and their favorite sports team shirt or jersey on those days. The casual days raised over $3,700 for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Md.
Because Tower’s headquarters and several of its branches are in close proximity to Baltimore, many employees sported the Baltimore Ravens’ iconic team colors--purple, black, metallic gold, and white.
“I am glad to see so many employees participating in the Purple Casual Day events, which turned out to be a great success,” says Peggy Stavely, Tower’s Vice President of Branch Administration. “Aside from the fun aspect of the events, I feel good knowing that the money we raised will help defray the cost of medical care for children who are seriously ill.”
In addition to the Purple Casual Day fundraisers, Tower employees and members participated in raffles during football season for a chance to win football paraphernalia signed by Ravens football players Ray Lewis, Torrey Smith and Chykie Brown. Other raffle items included a Ravens blanket, teddy bears, and a basket filled with party food items just in time for the Super Bowl. Proceeds from the raffle sales are still being tabulated and will be added to the credit union’s annual Have A Heart fundraiser that began on February 1.
Tower’s Have A Heart campaign is held every year throughout the month of February. For a donation of $1 or more, Tower members and employees can write the name of a loved one on a colorful paper heart. The hearts are displayed in the credit union’s 16 branches, and the Member Service Center at Tower Headquarters in Laurel, Md. Proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.