The holiday season will soon be upon us, and we’ll want to make the most of our gift giving and charitable contributions to help those in need.
For each applicable loan, and a minimum donation of $10 per loan to the Credit Union’s Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign, you are able to skip your monthly loan payment(s)* as long as the loan is current. Loans that are secured by real estate such as a mortgage, home equity, mobile home, etc. are not eligible for the Skip-A-Pay program.
Since 1990, credit unions across the state of Maine have been actively raising funds to help end hunger. To date, the Credit Union Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised over $7.2 million! These collaborative efforts are necessary as Maine is ranked 7th in the nation for food insecure households. Fundraisers such as the Holiday Skip-A-Pay program are a necessity to make sure that the following statistics are not a constant reality for food deprived Mainers and their families:
- 40% of Maine kids under the age of 12 show some evidence of hunger which equates to over 68,000 children
- Hunger and the risk of hunger are widespread among low-income families with children
- Children living in households with hunger are more likely to experience health or school-related issues
When you take advantage of the Skip-A-Payment program, your minimum $10 donation for each eligible loan, provides approximately 20 meals to a local Maine family. When we all work together to help this worthy cause, we are closer to ending hunger in Maine.
To apply for the Holiday Skip-A-Pay, print this application and drop it by any of the three credit union locations. Don’t delay! This offer is good now through December 29, 2017!
*Minimum $10 donation per loan to skip one payment. Interest will continue to accrue. Real estate loans, mobile home loans, and past due loans are NOT eligible for this offer.