People’s Credit Union has been awarded the “Changemaker Award” from Fill It Forward, a company that aims to reduce the amount of single-use waste on the planet. People’s Credit Union distributed custom reusable water bottles to employees, members, and the community as part of a fundraising program for the Aquidneck Island-based Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. Each time a participant logged a refill of their water bottle by scanning their QR code, a donation was made. In total $10,000 was raised by this effort.
“The partnership for People’s Credit Union with Fill It Forward was easily formed as our interests aligned perfectly around environmental sustainability and giving back to the community,” stated Courtney Hunter, Head of Community Development for People’s Credit Union. “The partnership with Fill It Forward has been rewarding for all the stakeholders and we are honored to have received this recognition,” Hunter further added.
Matt Wittek, Founder of Fill It Forward, stated in the organization’s award notification to People’s Credit Union that, “At Fill It Forward, we believe choosing to reuse is a simple act of generosity that shows love for our planet and the people on it. Thank you (People’s Credit Union) for being a shining example – your leadership and passion inspire change and help create a better future for all of us.”