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In conjunction with Indiana Pacer George Hill, Indiana Members Credit Union is Preparing Backpacks Filled with School Supplies for Deserving Children in Central Indiana

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WHAT:

Indiana Members Credit Union and Foundation is proud to announce their Backpack Stuffing Event in Indianapolis, IN.

Indiana Members Credit Union employees and volunteers from the community will be preparing 5,000 new backpacks filled with school supplies to deliver to students attending 13 IPS Schools and 10 organizations that serve youth in the communities served by Indiana Members Credit Union.

The delivery of the stuffed backpacks will take place on July 29 and July 30, 2015, and will be given directly to the benefitting schools and organizations.

The schools and organizations receiving the stuffed backpacks include:

Anna Brochhausen School 88

Arlington Woods School 99

Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105

Christian Park School 82

George S. Buck School 94

George W. Julian School 57

William McKinley School 39

William Penn School 49

Raymond F. Brandes School 65

James Whitcomb Riley School 43

Thomas D. Gregg School 15

Robert Lee Frost School 105

Riverside School 44

Beech Grove Schools

Johnson County FastTrack

Franklin Township FastTrack

Hamilton County BPA

Muncie Mission

Hendricks County BPA

Carmel Clay Assessors

Westfield Open Doors Project

Boone County BPA

IMCU Marion Branch Distribution – August 4, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

WHO:

Indiana Members Credit Union is hosting this event.

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, is donating backpacks containing school supplies for each child.

Indiana Pacer, George Hill will be on hand for special volunteer activities including an autograph session, closed to the public, however, media guests are welcome for video and photo opportunities.

WHY:

Many families face the new school year with anxiety stemming from the burden of stretching the family budget to purchase required school supplies. Children in Central Indiana are not able to begin the school year with the proper materials.

To help address these concerns, Indiana Members Credit Union established the Indiana Members Foundation to be a positive influence in the community specifically providing school children in the Indianapolis area with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education.

The objective is to celebrate the start of school by providing students with new backpacks and school supplies.

This is the 11th year for IMCU’s Backpack Stuffing Event and will make over 26,500 backpacks filled with over 675,000 supplies that the Indiana Members Foundation has provided to children in Central Indiana through generous donations from vendors, members and employees.

“IMCU was founded on the campus of IUPUI over 58 years ago, and is passionate about supporting the education system and helping children succeed in school,” said Mandy Emery, vice president of community involvement for IMCU. “One way we can do this is by putting the tools necessary to succeed into their hands. We are extremely grateful for all of the support received from employees, members, vendors and community volunteers who donate their time and effort to give back to those in need.”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Media guests are welcome for photo and video opportunities. This event is not open to the public.

WHEN:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

1:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.: The Indiana Members Foundation Joan Wolfe Legacy Grants will be given to 4 non-profit organizations receiving $2,500 each: Brownsburg Lions Club, La Plaza, Jameson Camp and Avondale Meadows YMCA

2:00 p.m.: Backpack Stuffing Begins

Indiana Pacer George Hill activities:

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.: Photo shoot with George Hill & backpacks

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.: Basketball games with the IMCU employee children ages 5-16

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.: Autographs for older children and IMCU employees

WHERE:

Indiana Members Credit Union Headquarters

5055 Madison Avenue, Building 4

Indianapolis, IN 46227

About Indiana Members Foundation

Indiana Members Foundation was founded in 2010, exclusively for the purpose of being a positive influence in the community served by Indiana Members Credit Union; specifically, providing school children in the Indianapolis area with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education. For more information, please visit www.imf4kids.org.

About Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded in 1956 on the campus of IUPUI. IMCU has since grown to 24 branches in Central Indiana, offering consumer and business 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 www.imcu.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Nikki Thompson

Indiana Members Credit Union, Public Relations Specialist

317.554.8150

nthompson@imcu.com

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