Cornerstone CFCU employee Dan Martin had a great idea to celebrate the season and help a worthy cause. Each year, employees traditionally wear a holiday sweater before Christmas. Martin suggested employees could also help the community by donating $5 to wear jeans with an ugly Christmas sweater, and have the money go to a local charity. With the help of Cindy Culverwell, Cornerstone's first "Ugly Sweater Day" was held Dec. 11.
Nearly 70 employees nominated more than 20 different organizations, a testament not only to the employees, but also to the many worthy groups in this community.
This successful event raised $370. Tracy Ziemendorf, the employee who won, selected Buffalo Humane, located at 7007 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton.
Buffalo Humane is a state-incorporated nonprofit organization and public charity devoted to animal welfare in this region. It operates on a 100 percent volunteer basis, and its activities are funded exclusively through fundraising, contributions and donations. For more information, visit www.buffalohumane.org.
Established in 1957 as Unit No. 1 Federal Credit Union, Cornerstone Community FCU is a community-chartered, federally insured credit union. Cornerstone has grown to become the largest credit union based in Western New York, with more than 46,000 members and assets in excess of $340 million. Those who live, work, volunteer, attend school or worship within Niagara County are eligible for membership under Cornerstone's charter.
For additional information, call 716-434-2290 or visit www.CornerstoneCommunityFCU.org.