Merrimack Valley Credit Union holds annual toy drive


Merrimack Valley Credit Union holds annual toy drive
MVCU’s Regional Sales & Service Manager Kevin Zipps (center) joins Marlborough Boys & Girls Club Director of Operations Barbara Tolland and Club Director Steve Zepf at MVCU’s Marlborough branch. (Photo/Courtesy)

MARLBOROUGH – Merrimack Valley Credit Union recently held its annual toy drive to support families in need throughout Massachusetts.

The toy drive was held between Nov. 27 and Dec. 16. All of the 17 retail branches in Massachusetts participated in the drive and collected new, unwrapped toys from credit union and community members.

Hundreds of toys were collected and delivered to local chapters of the Boys and Girls Club, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest’s Marlborough location. Other chapters that received the donations included Lower Merrimack Valley, Greater Haverhill, Lawrence, Greater Lowell, Greater Salem, Dorchester, Charlestown, Brockton, Waltham, Worcester, Plymouth and New Bedford.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s New Hampshire locations also donated to Seabrook Firefighters Toy Bank and Ozzie’s Kids.

“Our merger [with RTN Federal Credit Union] this summer resulted in MVCU having 19 retail branches, so we were able to support more organizations and many more children and families throughout our field of membership,” said Kevin Zipps, MVCU’s regional sales and service manager of the Metro West / Boston region. “It has been wonderful watching our team come together as one credit union family to support our members and the community during the holiday season.”

Merrimack Valley Credit Union was founded in 1955, and its corporate office is located in Lawrence. It has 19 retail branches, including at 451 Boston Post Road East in Marlborough.

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