RTN GoodWorks Foundation is funded through fundraising events, appeals to membership and community partners.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation’s and RTN’s annual charitable fundraising event is our annual walk in support of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Walk Home—a 5K benefit walk to raise funds for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
Giving Tuesday 2019
With community involvement a core value at RTN, every day is a giving day.
In honor of Giving Tuesday 2019, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation made a $500 donation to the Family Health Center of Worcester’s fundraising campaign called Help Us Build a Clinic at the Mustard Seed to Care for People Experiencing Homelessness. This project is raising funds to build out space for increased medical care for the homeless in Worcester.
Las Vegas Fundraising Raffle 2019
RTN member Nora Smith is the winner of the Foundation’s fundraising raffle for a trip to Las Vegas. The prize includes airfare and hotel accommodations in Las Vegas and a $500 RTN Visa Gift Card.
The raffle raised $3,967 in proceeds to help fund the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to support our surrounding communities with the goals of increasing access to financial education and promoting life-long financial well-being.
Stories from 2018
Helping Members and Neighbors in Unexpected Times of Need
RTN GoodWorks Foundation donated $4,467 to the Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts following the September 13 gas explosions in the three communities that were hard-hit by this disaster. Funds collected in RTN Federal Credit Union branches totaled $2,233.62, with the Foundation giving a matching donation.
RTN is closely connected to the Andover, North Andover and Lawrence communities that were hard-hit by the gas explosions. The Credit Union has branch locations and many members who live in the area.
The Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund was initiated at Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) by Governor Charlie Baker, Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera, and Andover and North Andover Town Managers Andrew Flanagan and Andrew Maylor. One hundred percent of donations go to support the relief efforts.
“We are so grateful for the generous donation from the RTN GoodWorks Foundation and RTN members,” says Crystal Bates, ECCF’s director of development and communications. “It’s another extraordinary example of people coming together to help those in need during a time of crisis.”