(Indianapolis, IN, January, 2014)  Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), Central Indiana’s largest credit union, distributed toys and gifts to brighten up the holidays and bring joy to many happy children and staff during IMCU’s holiday celebration at IPS School #44, Riverside Elementary, in Indianapolis, on Thursday, December 19, 2013.  During the holiday event, over 500 students received a winter scarf, handmade by IMCU employees, and a toy.  Additionally, all faculty and staff received a gift bag containing a turkey dinner.     

IMCU has partnered with IPS School #44 during 2013 and has already collected and donated, through numerous drives, items for their food pantry, socks, gloves, under garments and school supplies, all necessary items for the students to be successful at school, but wanted to do more this holiday season.    

“IMCU has a strong commitment to the communities in which our members live and work, and we are proud to be able to help schools like Riverside Elementary,” stated Ron Collier, IMCU president and CEO. “We wanted to provide IPS School #44 with a special holiday celebration that included items not only for the students but also for all the faculty and staff.  We gathered items for a turkey dinner gift basket which were given to each and every staff member.  IMCU employees also donated money to purchase materials to make scarves for the kids at 44.  Employees at our Southside location took an afternoon to cut out the fleece material to make over 500 scarves for the students.  In addition, each student was provided with a toy from IMCU in conjunction with the Indiana Pacers and JAKKS Pacific, INC.”  

Mandy Emery, assistant vice president of community relations for IMCU, planned and orchestrated the holiday celebration at IPS School #44.  “We feel truly blessed to be able to share the holiday spirit with children that really appreciate the toys and scarves that we are able to share with them.  It’s so heartwarming to see the smiles on their faces and to know we are helping to make the holidays a little brighter for them and their families.  We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season,” stated Emery.  At the holiday celebration, each student received an age and gender appropriate toy and handmade scarf and each staff member received an IMCU gift bag containing a turkey, all items needed for a green bean casserole, brownie mix, stuffing, corn bread mix, potatoes and cranberry sauce.  All items were delivered to IPS School #44 courtesy of IMCU employees.  IMCU employees, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, presented the students and staff with the toys, scarves and dinners in the gymnasium a class at a time. 

Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded in 1956 as the Indiana University Medical Center Federal Credit Union on the campus of IUPUI, and has since grown to 25 branches in Central Indiana, offering members a better financial alternative and a full array of products and services.  Traditionally offering better rates on loans and deposits, IMCU maintains true to its roots by “Keeping It Simple” for members.  For more information, please visit IMCU online at

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