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Mar 20, 2020

Mission Federal Credit Union to Donate Holiday Trees to the San Diego Center for Children on December 5, 2019

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Mar. 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

Mission Federal Credit Union to Donate Holiday Trees to the San Diego Center for Children on December 5, 2019

Volunteers to spread holiday cheer to the Center’s children

Media Contacts:

Alyssa Enwright ([email protected]) – 858-453-9600

SAN DIEGO – Mission Federal Credit Union, San Diego’s largest locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, will be donating and delivering holiday trees to the San Diego Center for Children on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Employee volunteers representing Mission Fed’s senior leadership team plus staff from branches and departments will join the Center’s staff and children in decorating 28 holiday trees with lights, stands and ornaments. The trees will be placed in the residential cottages at the San Diego Center for Children’s main campus in Linda Vista, and at its additional program sites in Serra Mesa, La Mesa, Escondido, Spring Valley and El Cajon.

Within its safe and nurturing 12-acre campus, the Center provides therapeutic care, special education, foster care and transition age services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, empowering the lives of more than 1,000 people every day. Many of the children and teens in therapeutic residential care remain at the Center’s main campus during the holidays.

“Mission Fed is excited to help spread holiday cheer to kids and teens at the San Diego Center for Children this holiday season,” said Angie Lasagna, Vice President of Community Relations for Mission Fed. “This is our fourth year participating in this special event and our employees find so much fulfillment in bringing cheer to those in need. It’s really heartwarming to see.”

Founded in 1887, the San Diego Center for Children is the oldest children’s nonprofit in San Diego that provides a range of services across 8 program sites and in hundreds of homes, schools and communities throughout the region.  As the organization celebrates 132 years of service, it shares its sincerest appreciation for the incredible amount of support shown by the San Diego community over the decades.

Moisés Barón, Ph.D., President and CEO of the San Diego Center for Children, said, “We are deeply honored that Mission Fed is continuing to support the Center’s holiday celebration. The donation of trees and employee volunteerism make a tremendous difference, not only for the children and teens who come to our campus every day, but most especially, for those who remain with us throughout the holiday.”

About Mission Federal Credit Union

Mission Fed Credit Union is San Diego’s largest member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County.  Mission Fed has over $3.7 billion in assets, over 250,000 customers, 32 convenient branches, and 30,000 CO-OP ATMs nationwide.

Mission Fed enhances the lives of its customers through financial education and financial services such as Checking, Savings, Loans, Credit Cards and Insurance. In addition, Mission Fed puts money back into the communities of San Diego and helps hundreds of nonprofits.  Banking at Mission Fed means doing good for San Diego.  Federally insured by NCUA and Equal Housing Lender.

About The San Diego Center for Children

Founded in 1887, the San Diego Center for Children is the oldest children’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the region accredited by The Joint Commission for its excellence in quality of care. The Center provides evidence-based therapeutic, educational, foster care and transition age services to children and families struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Today, with 8 program sites and community-based services within hundreds of homes and schools across San Diego County, the Center empowers over 1,000 people every day. For more information about the Center, including its program services and events, please visit www.centerforchildren.org.

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