Round Lake, IL, July 24, 2012: Consumers Credit Union (CCU; Waukegan, IL) recently donated $3,000.00 in support of People Lending Assistance Network (PLAN) of Grayslake. PLAN, a not-for-profit organization, provides food, clothing, appliances, education and job assistance to individuals and families. PLAN primary commitment is serving the central Lake County area, relying almost exclusively on donations to fund operations and stock their shelves.
Founded in June of 2007 under the leadership of PLAN Director Michael Pimpo, the organization is run entirely by local resident volunteers who choose to help others in need. Volunteers for the organization range from retired military personnel, adult volunteers and local students, many from area churches. PLAN provides extremely efficient services to those in need five days a week. For example, each dollar donated to PLAN purchases 9 pounds of food through the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
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"Its comforting to know there are still organizations like PLAN to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate then others, especially during these challenging economic times," said Sean M. Rathjen, President of the Member-owned credit union. "PLAN is a vital part of our community, providing goods and services to families in the surrounding area. Consumers Credit Union is both proud and excited to support their outstanding efforts as part of our commitment to work for the betterment of those in need. PLAN is a great example of the type of organization that deserves our support."
Attached below is a picture of CCU President Sean M. Rathjen and Round Lake Beach Branch Manager Brian Romac presenting a check for $3,000.00 to PLAN Director Michael Pimpo, Sr. and his family. For more information about PLAN, its activities or how you can donate funds, please contact Michael Pimpo, PLAN Director, at 847.302.9904 . . . or check out PLAN online at www.afreeplan.com.
For more information about CCU'W community involvement, please contact Sean M. Rathjen, CCU President, at 847.782.4670. Consumers Credit Union is Member-owned, with offices in Waukegan, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, North Waukegan and Volo and online at www.myconsumers.org.