Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Raises $600 For The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union staff participates in quarterly charitable fundraising events to assist children and their families in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. For the first quarter 2018, proceeds were given to The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families. 

Brandon Favro, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Staff, and Mindy Shemtov, Director/Founder, Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families. Photo Courtesy of: Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union.

Staff from all five credit union branches located in Northfield, Galloway, Hamilton Mall, Rio Grande and the William J. Hughes Technical Center graciously participate in quarterly fundraising opportunities by wearing jeans to work on “Jean Fridays”.  Each staff member gives a small donation to support children and their families who are struggling in the communities the credit union serves.

Jersey Shore FCU CEO Jim Burns expressed, “In today’s economic times, contributions such as proceeds from 'Jean Fridays' makes an incredible difference in helping organizations like the Alcove Center that provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for families to discuss their pain and grief and transform that grief and loss to hope and healing at no cost for children and their families who attend the bereavement programs.”

The Alcove Center for Grieving Children & Families Executive Director/Founder Mindy Shemtov stated, “It is vitally important to provide support programs so that every parent, who is struggling with how to help their child through a loss, always has a place to turn. We are grateful for the staff at Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for generously raising $600 by wearing jeans to work on Fridays from January through March 2018. This outpouring of love enables the Alcove Center to continue its mission in bereavement support services for children and their families.”