For Immediate Release
June 8, 2021
OTIS Federal Credit Union’s Annual Plant Sale and Raffle Raises Over $1,000 for the Campaign for Ending Hunger
JAY, Maine – On Saturday, May 29th, OTIS Federal Credit Union held its Annual Plant Sale and Planter Raffle in its member parking lot to raise funds for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. All sales were donation-based, and all donations were accepted.
This year’s Plant Sale was a huge success, raising a record-breaking total of $1,031.87 for the Campaign for Ending Hunger in Maine.
“We had a great response from the community and without the donations of plants, flower pots, and funds, we would not have been able to raise what we did for Ending Hunger,” said Elise Despres, Member Specialist/IRAs at OTIS FCU. “A big thank you to everyone involved for all of their support!”
All funds raised by OTIS FCU for Ending Hunger stay within the Credit Union’s field of membership, and are disbursed to several local food pantries and hunger organizations throughout the year.
About Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger
Aligned with the shared principle of coming together to give back to their communities, credit unions across the state collectively participate in the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. This signature social responsibility campaign is the largest, non-hunger organization-based philanthropic fundraising effort to end hunger in the state.
The Campaign has raised over $10.4 million since 1990 – $960,021.10 in 2020 alone – with 100% of all funds raised going to organizations in Maine fighting food insecurity.
About OTIS Federal Credit Union
OTIS Federal Credit Union was founded in April of 1954 by eleven local millworkers. Pooling their respective deposits of $5 each, they associated themselves as charter members of OTIS under the provision of the Federal Credit Union Act. At a time in America when obtaining a loan was difficult for the average family, the founders of OTIS sought to form a cooperative, independent financial institution owned and controlled solely by its local membership.
Since its inception, OTIS has been committed not only to providing quality financial products and services to its shareholders, but to giving back to the community. Today, OTIS is a full-service financial center offering real estate, auto, and personal lending; online and mobile banking; a variety of checking, savings, and investment accounts; VISA debit and credit cards; financial planning; and much more. OTIS serves more than 11,100 members and holds over $208 million in assets, employing 31 people from Jay and the surrounding area. The Credit Union is located at 170 Main Street in Jay, Maine. For more information, please visit www.otisfcu.coop or call (207) 897-0900.