During the month of August, Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union (MMCCU) members brought in $14,496.54 in coins for deposit. At the end of the month, MMCCU matched a percentage of all coins collected and donated $500 to Cattails Cottage. In addition, four members of the MMCCU leadership team also personally donated $250 each to the cause, for a total donation of $1,500.
“We are so thankful to all of our members who participated,” said Carol Kulibert, Operations Manager. “One member, Ron Hertel, had saved up his coins for 17 years and chose this opportunity to donate. That was amazing!”
With the abrupt closing of the Hope Lodge earlier this summer, the Marshfield Clinic Foundation started fundraising and volunteers began renovating the former House of the Dove location on Western Avenue for emergency housing for cancer patients seeking treatment at Marshfield Clinic.
“We wanted to do our part to help Cattails Cottage,” said Kulibert.
MMCCU hosted the coin drive to help businesses during this coin shortage, while also supporting the community.
“The impact of COVID-19 saw a significant decrease in coin used in daily transactions or being cashed in by members across the country and as a result the country is seeing a coin shortage everywhere,” said Kulibert. “Stores are requiring exact change or pushing customers to use checks and cards until more coin is reintroduced into circulation. At MMCCU, we wanted to do our part to help.”
MMCCU’s coin machine is still running and ready to cash in your coin. (Please note this service is only available to MMCCU members and not to the public.)
“If you would like to cash in your coin, please stop by the drive-up or give us a call and our staff will direct you on how to drop off your coin,” said Kulibert. “Thank you for your continued support of the credit union and the greater Marshfield area!”
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