SOURCE: Service Credit Union

September 11, 2007 12:15 ET

Service Credit Union Donates Supplies to Rochester School System

Presentation Planned at School Board Meeting Thursday at 7 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Service Credit Union will make a presentation of school supplies to the Rochester School District Principals and Superintendent at the School Board Meeting on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in City Council Hall at 31 Wakefield Street in Rochester. The credit union met with the Extended Schools Program and Volunteer Office and developed a wish list for Rochester students based on the community needs. Service Credit Union CFO Scott Wensley will present the Rochester School System with more than 500 sets of colored pencils, binders, and spiral notebooks provided by Service Credit Union. The credit union will also present 150 backpacks for varying ages, stuffed with hats and mittens for elementary students.

"The Rochester School Department appreciates the generous donation of backpacks and school supplies from Service Credit Union," says Kent Hemingway, Assistant Superintendent of Rochester Schools. "Our plan is to distribute the materials throughout the school year to students in need. The quantity and quality of the materials will go a long way towards providing children with the tools and support they need to learn," says Hemingway.

"Service Credit Union now has two branches in Rochester and is committed to serving this community. Our Rochester Branch tellers have visited the East Rochester Annex School for several years now. They read to students and also help students make deposits into their own accounts through the credit union's Smart Savers Club," says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. "It's an exciting time in Rochester with all the revitalization initiatives underway, and we are very pleased to be a part of it, bringing support and financial education wherever possible."

"The School Department values the involvement of local businesses in our community," says Hemingway. "These partnerships help our children understand how many people and organizations care about their futures."

The Rochester School System consists of one high school, one middle school and eight elementary schools, totaling 4700 students in all. Four of the elementary schools are considered "School Wide Title 1 Schools" (William Allen, East Rochester, Maple Street & School Street Schools). These schools have over 40% of their population on Free or Reduced Lunch.

"The donation of backpacks and school supplies from Service Credit Union is generosity in its purest form. On behalf of the many Rochester families and students that this will help, we thank you!" says Marty Brennan, Title I Director and Homeless Liaison.

Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution, offering a wide range of financial products to its members. With 28 branch locations, a staffed 24/7 contact center, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire (excluding Coos County), 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA., and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $1 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 12 branches in New Hampshire, 1 in Massachusetts, and 15 branches in Germany.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:
    Karen Benedetti
    603-422-7827

    Service Credit Union
    2010 Lafayette Rd.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-422-8300
    www.servicecu.org