Orlando, Fla. (September 24, 2010) FAIRWINDS Credit Union is helping in the fight against diabetes - one fabric square at a time. A regular supporter of the American Diabetes Association, FAIRWINDS is raising their fundraising game this year with a unique campaign to raise ADA awareness. Quilt for the Cure encourages members of the Central Florida community to stop by any FAIRWINDS branch location through November 6 to sign a Cure Quilt square for a small donation. You can sign your name or include any message of hope. Corporate sponsorships to purchase an entire quilt are also available.
At the conclusion of the Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk on Saturday, November 6, the FAIRWINDS Quilt Crew, employees volunteering their time and creativity, will assemble the quilts. Finished quilts will be displayed in select branches throughout the holidays and then donated to local shelters this winter.
"The economy certainly has taken its toll on non-profit organizations like the American Diabetes Association over the past few years," says Kate Renner, Vice President of Marketing for FAIRWINDS. "As part of our commitment to community we have an obligation to really raise the bar and find new and creative ways to help the ADA succeed in their mission to find a cure."
In addition to Quilt for a Cure, the credit union is currently running their annual teddy bear sale, including new college themed bears, and is hosting a Yard Sale and Car Wash for the public on Saturday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the FAIRWINDS Corporate Center on Alafaya Trail. 100% of all proceeds raised go directly to the ADA.
For more information on Quilt for a Cure, please visit www.fairwinds.org.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is one of the largest financial institutions based in Central Florida, with assets over $1.5 billion, more than 143,000 members and over 500 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties, including The Villages. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside the seven eligible counties. For more information, visit www.fairwinds.org.