Alton, IL- GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,060 in the month of March to benefit the organization Refuge4Kids. This non-profit organization believes that the love and support of just one adult can counteract the effect of violence in a child’s life.
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.
Refuge4Kids provides a safe place for domestic violence victims and has served over 150 families by using a trauma-informed care model that helps build a healthy foundation for a child’s future.
Refuge4Kids services include weekly family or child therapy, caregiver case management, and parent education groups. Refuge4Kids believes that everyone in the community has a part to play and everyone’s participation is needed to truly provide safe surroundings. It takes $1,500 to support a child and family that is receiving these services, which is why they rely on donations from the community.
To learn more about Refuge4Kids, visit Refuge4Kids.org. To find out more about GCS Credit Union, visit myGCScu.com.