From December 1st to 18th, 2020, Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal) is sponsoring a holiday toy drive at its branches on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Metro. The gifts that are collected will be distributed to the families staying at various RMHC facilities in the New York area.
Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro provides programs and services such as overnight accommodations, meal programs and transportation for families, just steps away from major children’s hospitals. The organization’s goal is to take care of families, so they can take care of their sick child.
“For Island Federal’s 2020 Holiday Toy Drive, we decided to partner with RMHC as they have hands-on experience bringing comfort and compassion to families who have a seriously ill child,” said Bret W. Sears, President/CEO, Island Federal. “In a year when these families had the additional challenge of coping with COVID-19, the toys, gift cards and other donations should bring extra joy to these very deserving families this holiday season.”
“RMHC is able to support families through the generosity of our community, “ said Matt Campo, CEO of RMHC NYM. “ We are grateful for friends like Island Federal that help us provide families with a place to rest while they advocate for their sick child.”
To donate to support RMHC programs and services, you can also visit rmhcnym.org/IFCU.
About Island Federal Credit Union
Island Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, providing affordable banking products and services to Long Islanders. Founded in 1955, Island has grown to be among the top performing credit unions in New York State with $1.5 billion in assets, serving nearly 50,000 members. Island’s successful track record can be attributed to consistently
delivering the best rates, no hidden fees, and exceptional service to its members. When banking at Island, members have access to a complete menu of loan and deposit products, including: Simply Free Checking accounts, Certificate accounts, IRAs, Auto loans, Mortgage, Home Equity loans and lines, a Credit Mastercard® and Student Choice College loans. For anytime access, Island offers free 24/7/365 customer service, online banking, bill payer, and mobile banking services. In 2014, Island announced a 10-year, multi-faceted partnership with Stony Brook University that included naming rights of the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, sponsorship of the Stony Brook Film Festival, support of the Long Island State Veterans Home and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as well as providing two branches and more than 14 ATMs on the Stony Brook University campus. In 2018, Island Federal merged with Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union, adding a branch in Brooklyn. In addition to the Stony Brook University and Brooklyn locations, Island operates full-service branches located on Long Island, in Bellmore, East Setauket, Hauppauge, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, and Selden. Island members can also access their Island accounts at more than 5,600 shared credit union branches throughout the country, and over 75,000 surcharge-free ATM networks worldwide. For more information about Island, stop by any branch, visit their website, islandfcu.com, or call (631) 851-1100.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro
RMHC New York Metro’s mission is to build a community of compassionate care by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of sick children and their families. Thousands of families with sick children travel to the greater New York area each year to find lifesaving, medical care. Many families lack accommodation near the hospital, as well as the financial resources needed to support their sick children. RMHC New York Metro extends its support for families with sick children through the operation of a Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The organization also provides financial support to three, independent, Ronald McDonald House Chapters in the greater New York Metro area and community grants to regional children’s charities. For more information on RMHC New York Metro programs or on becoming a donor or volunteer, please visit rmhcnym.org.