GCS Credit Union employees present a ceremonial check to Twigs for Kids representative Lisa Guilliams.
GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $795 in June to benefit Twigs for Kids.
Through Twigs, the cost per lunch for a child is about $1.25 — meaning GCS employees donated 636 lunches for this summer.
In an ongoing effort to support the community, GCS employees participate in Jeans Days each month. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees were allowed to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays during June.
Twigs’ mission is to provide a lunch to children who are at risk of not having a lunch during the summer months. The children identified as being at risk are those who qualify for the nationally funded free and reduced lunch program during the school year. Through partnerships with local school districts, the neighborhoods where at-risk-children live are identified and lunch locations are set up. The locations vary from firehouses to empty city-owned lots. The goal is to have enough locations so every child can walk to get a lunch.