Thursday, June 4, 2009

Our Generous BillPay Winner

During these difficult times, if you ever find yourself wondering if there are any good people in this world anymore, then I have a great story for you.

Recently, Hawthorne had an Online BillPayer contest encouraging members to enroll in BillPayer and pay two bills to be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. The contest also included members who already use BillPayer.

We randomly selected the lucky winner last week and scheduled a time for her to come to the credit union and pick her gift card. The winner was Stefanie Demkowicz from Bolingbrook.

Stefanie met me in Bolingbrook last Saturday, but not to pick up the $100 gift card. She came into the branch to let me know that she would like to donate the money to Families Helping Families (FHF) in Naperville. FHF is an organization that helps homeless families in DuPage County. FHF adopted families are usually homeless mothers and their children who have been victims of domestic violence or poverty.

I was shocked and touched by this gracious gesture. I am now embarrassed to admit that if I won $100 I would probably be asking my husband and son where they would like to go to dinner!

There are still good people out there and we are lucky enough to have them as members of the credit union. Stefanie also spends time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.

We made Stefanie’s donation to FHF and they will be using the gift card to help a mom buy books for school. For details on FHF, click here.

If you're not familiar with online banking and Billpayer, they are electronic services that help us provide convenience as well as increased security to our members. Click here for details.

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