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FICU and ECRMC partner for a joint backpack and supplies drive
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
From August 1 through 17, First Imperial Credit Union and El Centro Regional Medical Center placed donation bins at their locations to collect backpacks and school supplies for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Imperial Valley.
The two institutions were successful in their inaugural drive and were able to collect more than 100 backpacks and hundreds of supplies to provide the students in CASA’s program a healthy new start to the school year.
“It is very exciting to have had the opportunity to partner with a local healthcare institution like ECRMC to get both our teams involved with supporting our community’s youth. We know we are making a difference in the lives of these students by providing them with the tools and materials they need to start the school year off right. Collaboration will always yield more success and we hope this is only the beginning for more joint efforts with other local institutions in our community,” said Fidel Gonzalez, President and CEO of FICU.
Donations were collected at all First Imperial Credit Union branches, El Centro Regional Medical Center and its outpatient clinics. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed by CASA of Imperial Valley.