DELAVAN — For the fourth year in a row, the Delavan branch of Blackhawk Community Credit Union sponsored a community-wide school supply drive for the Delavan-Darien School District. This year the community and credit union members pulled together to once again contribute over 2,700 items to the school district.
Seeing a need in the community helped get the plans rolling to once again respond to the students at Wileman, Darien and Turtle Creek elementary schools and Phoenix Middle School and Delavan-Darien High School.
“Each year we continue to be amazed at the generosity of our community and members,” said Kelly Herwald, Delavan branch manager. “Everyone has stepped up again this year to contribute many necessary items for our students.”
A special “jeans day” was held for all BHCCU’s credit union branches, which contributed an extra $250 toward additional needs for the schools.
Kunes Country Chevrolet/Ford partnered with the credit union again this year and furnished two vans on site to hold the banner and make the community aware of the program. The “cram the van” theme also included a radio remote by WSLD (104.5 FM) on site to keep the community involved in the fun.
From backpacks, to lunch coolers, pencils, markers and notebooks, many students will receive supplies to head back to school that they may otherwise not have been able to purchase. Staff from Blackhawk Community CU delivered the supplies to Wileman Elementary for distribution.
“This was a great supply drive held once again by Blackhawk Community Credit Union,” Wileman Principal Donna Sorensen said. “Each year we have students in need of school supplies for a variety of reasons. We are grateful to have these supplies for our students thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Blackhawk, its customers and our community.”
Blackhawk Community Credit Union is an over $320 million credit union with over 33,500 members. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, goes to school or owns property in Rock, Dane, Green, Jefferson, or Walworth counties. Branches are located in Janesville, Edgerton, Delavan and Stoughton. Products and services include savings, checking and money market accounts, certificates, mortgage and home equity loans, traditional and personal loans, and credit cards. Investment services are available through Blackhawk Wealth Management Services in the Court Street and Milwaukee Street branches.