SOURCE: TopLine Federal Credit Union

TopLine Federal Credit Union

August 06, 2014 10:01 ET

Employee Donations Help Restock Local Agency's Clothing Closet and Personal Care Shelves

TopLine Employees Fill CEAP's Closet and Keystone's Personal Care Shelves During "Donating for Denim Days"

MAPLE GROVE, MN--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2014) - For six weeks employees of TopLine Federal Credit Union exchanged donations of clothing and personal care items to the Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) Clothing Closet and Keystone Community Services for the opportunity to wear jeans to work on Fridays and Saturdays. When the program ended on July 18 TopLine's employees had donated nearly 350 items and $140 in cash to assist local families in need.

TopLine employees were able to participate by donating new or gently used clothing to the CEAP clothing drive and Keystone personal care drive in exchange for a "Denim Days" sticker, allowing them to wear jeans to work on Fridays and Saturdays during the program.

"TopLine has a long tradition of helping our local community partners in a number of ways," says Tom Smith, TopLine president and CEO. "Our employees and members are always looking for ways to give forward to help families in our communities, and every donation helps make a difference."

Since 2002, TopLine Federal Credit Union employees and members have been involved in several programs each year to benefit CEAP and Keystone, including drives for food and household supplies, children's back-to-school supplies, adult and children's clothing, helping with holiday donations to families in need, volunteering to assist elderly individuals with yard work and involvement with Meals on Wheels.

CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program), serving Hennepin and Anoka Counties, is a community-based, non-profit agency that partners with other resources to assist people in need. The mission of CEAP is to stabilize individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity. CEAP's Clothing Closet is where families in need can shop for donated, gently used clothing. The Closet is a free service, available January through November, to all Minnesota residents. Visit to learn more.

Keystone Community Services, named for the strong connecting stone at the center of an arch, is a community-based volunteer organization in St. Paul, Minnesota that helps thousands of low-income individuals and families in the East Metro Area. The organization's programs include food shelves, a support program for Hmong youth and their families, and a comprehensive program for seniors. Keystone's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and families to improve their quality of life. Learn more at

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota's 13th largest, with assets of more than $350 million. Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branch locations -- in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul's Como Park -- as well as by phone, mobile app and online at Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members.

Contact Information

    Vicki Roscoe Erickson
    Vice President Marketing
    TopLine Federal Credit Union