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Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union Presented Skip-A-Payment Check to Boys & Girls Club

By Mark Young



ABILENE, TEXAS – The Boys & Girls Club of Abilene received an exceptional gift from the Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union and its members on Saturday during the intermission of the Gator Country show at the Civic Center. ATFCU provided 60 BGC members with a free ticket to watch the show and then invited them on stage at the end to help celebrate the generosity of its members. This year’s check of $112,000 brought the Skip-A-Pay program’s total to $449,000 over the last seven years. {{more}}The Skip-A-Pay program allows members of the credit union to skip a payment on any loan they have provided they are current on their payments. Members are allowed to skip up to two payments on each loan for a donation of $10 per payment. Many credit unions use a skip-a-pay type of program as a method to increase their bottom line but the Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union is unique in using Skip-A-Pay to invest back in their community through donating it to the Boys & Girls Club of Abilene.“At Abilene Teachers FCU, we believe that it is incredibly important to support community-based organizations that work hard to improve lives in the Abilene region. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide important guidance, programming and mentoring to children and youth and we are pleased to partner with them,” said James Boyd, CEO of the Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union. “It is amazing what Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union and its members do for the children of this community and this particular program makes a huge impact on our ability to serve as many youth as we do. To see their members grow this fundraiser from $36,000 to $112,000 over the span of a few years is humbling,” said Mark Young, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Abilene. Boys & Girls Club President David Stovall adds, “Everyone knows that the economy has been tough on nonprofitswhich is why this phenomenal gift is such a blessing to our mission of helping every child succeed at the Boys & Girls Club. The Board of Directors at Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union and all of their members can be confident that they have made a tremendous impact on the kids we serve and on Abilene.” After the check was presented the kids were able to get up close and personal with the reptiles from the show.For more information, please contact Mark Young at 518-1092 or Kathy Mayer at 677-2274

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