When employees at Sun Community Federal Credit Union decided to sell “a few” wristbands to raise money for a local organization that helps children with cancer, they did it in a big way.
Those few bracelets raised a total of $700 for the Halos & Tiaras Foundation, a non-profit group that assists families who have a child that has been afflicted with cancer.
September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the “Go Gold” message was strong throughout the area. Sun Community, which has ten branches throughout Imperial and Riverside Counties, came up with the idea of buying themed bracelets and selling them among employees in hopes of raising a few dollars.
With a suggested donation of as little as one dollar, it is obvious that most employees gave much more. When all the sales were tallied, the amount was in the high three figures.
A large group of the credit unions marketing staff was on hand at the El Centro branch for the presentation of a large ceremonial check last Friday afternoon. Receiving the check for Halos & Tiaras were Letty Iten and her daughter Caelynn. Caelynn is a cancer survivor and was the driving force behind the founding of the group. Now, her supporters do all they can to help other children and their families. It’s a job that is much easier with the help of generous businesses and their employees like Sun Community.