Credit union chocolate bars really do make the day better

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Congratulations Waco ISD Bells Hill Elementary School second grader Aniyah Gaither and third grader Alonso Alonso on your perfect school attendance and winning a new bicycle and helmet from First Central Credit Union. Also pictured is Bells Hill Elementary alumnae and First Central employee Monica Rivera and First Central President JoBetsy Tyler.

WACO — Ever wonder where the proceeds from the First Central Credit Union chocolate bars sold at the counter go? Here’s an update of the most recent community action made possible from credit union members’ chocolate bar purchases.

Congratulations to second grader Aniyah Gaither and third grader Alonso Alonso on their perfect school attendance and winning a new bicycle and helmet from First Central Credit Union. The credit union participates with Waco I.S.D. Bells Hill Elementary as an Adopt-A-School partner and provides bikes for both a girl and a boy student with perfect attendance twice a year (first and second semesters). Each Bells Hill elementary child with perfect attendance has a chance to win in the drawing.

First Central Credit Union also participates in the Bells Hill field day by providing drinks, snacks, popsicles or whatever they need to make the day a little more fun. In Brownwood, First Central Brownwood branch participates in Books 4 Kids, assuring that every first and second grader in Brown County gets a book at Christmas time – all with chocolate candy funds.

Several weeks ago, First Central found out about a McLennan County 8-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He’s from a single parent home and his mother works hard every day to provide a good home for him and this three brothers. Unfortunately the family is struggling financially because fighting cancer takes this mother away from her job to drive her son to doctor’s appointments and chemo treatments at Cooks Children’s Hospital in Dallas; to pay for gas and to oversee her household.

Using chocolate candy money provided by credit union member purchases, First Central was able to make a donation to this family to help with expenses. The donation will not make a little boy’s cancer go away, but through these chocolate bar contributions one can be assured that life just got a little bit easier for those in our community.