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Security Service Charitable Foundation Donates $10,000 to Provide Shoes for Children in Need

Photo: (L to R) Julie Balboa, vice president of member service – South Texas for Security Service Federal Credit Union, Mary Ann Garza, co-coordinator of In His Steps Shoe Bank, Reverend Dr. Ricky Sanderford, senior pastor for First United Methodist Church of McAllen, Susan Hellums, coordinator of In His Steps Shoe Bank and Edna Garcia, assistant vice president of member service – South Texas for Security Service Federal Credit Union.

(MCALLEN, TX – February 22, 2019) –– Security Service Charitable Foundation has presented In His Steps with a $10,000 donation to be used to purchase 400 pairs of shoes for children in need.

“Something as simple as a pair of shoes can improve a child’s success and the quality of life,” said Susan Hellums, shoe bank coordinator for In His Steps. “Because of Security Service’s donation, 400 children will now receive new shoes allowing them to walk more comfortably, participate in physical activities and engage with their peers.”

In His Steps began in 1996 at the request of the State Health and Human Services Department who noticed many children did not have shoes or had severely worn shoes with holes. Today, In His Steps provides 300-500 pairs of shoes annually.

“This donation is more than a pair of shoes,” said Julie Balboa, vice president of member service – South Texas for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “The shoes these children will receive will give them the confidence they need to be successful and achieve their dreams.”

In His Steps works collaboratively with school counselors who refer the children in need.  The program serves all 30 schools within the McAllen school district.

The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union's market areas.

About Security Service Charitable Foundation

The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens.  The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

 


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