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Community Involvement

The Foundation’s activities are focused in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located. The Foundation disperses funds to organizations not individuals.

In addition, RTN supports local community projects and initiatives, and works collaboratively with members, sponsor groups and surrounding communities through financial support and volunteer participation in the local communities where RTN branches are located.

The Credit Union is proud to support organizations in our local communities throughout the year, and is particularly active during the holiday season to help make sure those in need enjoy the joys of the season. Helping homeless teens, families, and individuals is a central focus of RTN’s fundraising and community efforts.

The Foundation is ready to help those in need, especially when there is an emergency.

Walk Home

Walk Home is RTN’s annual fundraising event sponsored by RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation. Funds are collected by RTN GoodWorks Foundation and donated to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, and support the work of Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH).

Since its inception in 2011, Walk Home has donated more than $180,000. Walk Home unites RTN employees across various branches, departments, functions and levels of the Credit Union to work together toward a single goal: to help those in need by raising funds and awareness about homelessness.

Stories From 2018

RTN GoodWorks Foundation Donates $2,000 to Waltham Student

YEEP Program

(l to r): Peter Cole, Board Chair of RTN GoodWorks Foundation and Board Member of RTN Federal Credit Union; Henry Doyle, RTN GoodWorks Foundation Director; Cooper Ferrari, Waltham High School student and YEEP summer employee; and Joan Kuhn, Board Member of RTN GoodWorks Foundation and Board Member of RTN Federal Credit Union.

Last summer, RTN GoodWorks Foundation donated $2,000 to the Waltham Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP) to sponsor a Waltham High School student’s 2018 YEEP summer employment.

Cooper Ferrari, a rising sophomore, had a summer job funded by the Foundation at Waltham YEEP Program. In his role as co-chair of Marketing and Sales for the YEEP summer business, Cooper has developed programs to increase plant sales.

In addition, as part of this summer job experience Cooper is participating in the Waltham Partnership for Youth’s summer internship program. Participating students have attended two-hour workshops every week, including one presented by RTN Federal Credit Union, to get coaching about personal finances and professional conduct in a work environment.

YEEP is an experiential environmental enrichment and employment program run by Meadowscaping for Biodiversity. Teens aged 15 to 18 earn an hourly salary while the opportunity to build a service business where they provide landscaping with perennial native plants.

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