Connex’s coin machines add up to cash for local charities

MONROE, CT — Customers of Connex’s Monroe branch can make a difference in the community, while converting their spare change into cash as part of the credit union’s Coins-for-Change program.

From now until Sept. 30, Connex will compile the small fees it charges for using its coin-cashing machines and donate the money to four charitable organizations.

Proceeds collected at Monroe’s branch at 155 Main St. will benefit Arts for Learning, a Hamden-based nonprofit dedicated to bringing high-quality, arts-integrated instruction into classrooms around the state that are accessible, supportive and welcoming to children of all backgrounds and abilities.

Funds raised will help provide under-served children with an opportunity to foster creativity, experience the joy of performing and connect with professional artists.

Among the organizations that will benefit from Connex’s branches in Guilford, Hamden and North Haven are the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, the Clelian Adult Day Center and the Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club.

Coins-for Change is offered as part of Connex’s philanthropic initiative ConnexCares. New charities are selected each quarter and more than $14,000 is donated every year through the program.

Local nonprofits or charitable organizations interested in participating in the Coins-for-Change program, are encouraged to contact Roquita Johnson at [email protected] or 1-800-CR-UNION.

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