Local Classroom Donation

Local Classroom Donation

BISMARCK, ND (Aug. 24, 2017) – Capital Credit Union’s home and consumer loan departments donated $200 to Melody Alme’s fourth grade classroom at Prairie Rose Elementary School in Bismarck. Alme will use the funds to purchase school supplies and other items needed for her classroom.

“I’m appreciative and humbled that Capital Credit Union picked me,” says Alme. “A lot of people don’t realize how much teachers buy to create an environment in their classroom that’s conducive for learning, but we do it for the kids because we want them to be successful.”

Inspired by the Adopt-A-Teacher program through which businesses, organizations and community groups can volunteer to fulfill a teacher’s back-to-school list, Capital Credit Union’s Vice President of Lending, Stephanie Honeyman, brought the idea forward to employees in the credit union’s home and consumer loan departments who were in favor of introducing the idea locally.

“Many teachers have to buy supplies out of their own pockets to ensure students have everything they need,” shares Honeyman. “As a credit union, we support education, especially for youth, and through this program, we’re able to do just that while showing appreciation for local teachers.”

Honeyman also shares the credit union’s home and consumer lending departments have plans to Adopt-A-Teacher each year from a different elementary school across the state in the markets the credit union serves, noting it will select teachers who have a connection to Capital Credit Union or its employees.

Photo cutline: (L-R) Stephanie Honeyman, vice president of lending; Jennie Birdsell, consumer loan manager; Melody Alme, teacher at Prairie Rose Elementary; Roxy Praus, mortgage loan processor/servicer-team lead; Megan Spitzer, mortgage loan processor/servicer; Lindsey Throndset, underwriter.