Credit Union Employees Donate $79,372 to Small Talk
After six months of fundraising, Credit Union employees raised their hands against child abuse by donating $79,372 to Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center (Small Talk). The donation will help provide Small Talk with the resources needed in their day-to-day operations to help heal and empower children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.
In addition to raising funds from January to June, employees supported Small Talk’s renovation efforts at its new facility. Credit Union employees created artwork, helped design the organization’s group therapy room, and attended the facility’s grand opening in April.
“Working with Small Talk this year is an experience I won’t soon forget,” said Megan, a Credit Union employee and Charity Committee member. “The work they do — to not only bring justice to the victims of abuse, but also to help them throughout the healing process — is incredible, and I am so glad we had the privilege of being a part of that.”
“When I think of this cause and the contributions Credit Union employees have made, I think of a renewed sense of hope and resiliency in all of us and the children we serve,” said Annie Harrison, Board President of Small Talk. “I think of the children who have benefited from our services and who feel safe and comfortable in our new group therapy room. When we began Small Talk, we hoped to help one child. Together with the help from MSUFCU, we can now help an entire community.”
Small Talk is a place where children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse are interviewed and offered therapy at no cost. The mission of Small Talk is to provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. Small Talk, accredited with the National Children’s Alliance, is leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.