Credit Union Donation Will Support the SOS Urgent Response Initiative

April 15, 2024

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Merrimack Valley Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Catie’s Closet


Haverhill, Mass. – April 15, 2024 – Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) has donated $10,000 to Catie’s Closet, a nonprofit organization in Dracut Mass., to support their SOS Urgent Response program.

Founded in 2009, Catie’s Closet provides clothes, toiletries and other essentials to students who cannot afford them by setting up secure stores (called closets) in schools. These closets offer these items at no cost to the children, enabling them to attend class and participate in school activities with dignity and confidence. Catie’s Closet currently operates in 130 schools throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts, serving more than 90,000 students daily.

The nonprofit’s SOS Urgent Response program offers immediate assistance to children facing critical circumstances. Catie’s Closet partners with social service agencies to provide clothing to children who are experiencing homelessness, transitioning to a new living situation, new to the United States, survivors of domestic abuse and more. When a call is received from a social service agency, Catie’s Closet creates and sends a customized package of clothing and hygiene essentials to the child within 48 hours.

"We are so thankful to Merrimack Valley Credit Union for their generous sponsorship of our SOS Urgent Response Program," said CEO & Co-Founder of Catie's Closet, Mickey Cockrell. "This impactful donation provides 250 children with urgent response packages filled with clothing and basic necessities that meet their individual needs. Partnerships with community-centered businesses like MVCU are critical to our work. Together, we will positively change the lives of more children experiencing crisis."
To learn more about MVCU’s community efforts, visit

About Merrimack Valley Credit Union
Founded in 1955, Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) is a state-chartered community and employer-based credit union with more than $2.3 billion in assets. The corporate office is located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. MVCU currently serves more than 115,000 members, primarily in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. MVCU also serves more than 1,100 employer groups, including two major Massachusetts employers, Raytheon Technologies and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and operates 19 retail branches located in Amesbury, Bridgewater, Brookline, Danvers, Dorchester, Fairhaven, Haverhill, Hanover, Lawrence, Marlborough, Methuen, North Andover, Plymouth, Quincy, Tewksbury, Waltham and Worcester, Mass., plus Plaistow and Seabrook, N.H. MVCU offers a wide range of savings and loan products, commercial services and digital banking to meet the financial needs of a growing member base.

Quantifying the Good
$48K+ Total All Time Reported Impact