SANTA ANA, Calif. – June 5, 2019 – Orange County’s Credit Union, a Santa Ana-based financial services provider with more than 112,000 Members, raised over $4,000 to donate to CHOC Children’s Hospital (CHOC) at their latest Shred and eWaste Day events in partnership with Williams Data Management and California Electronics Recycler. Over the course of two days, the Credit Union collected 24,470 pounds of paper and 10,020 pounds of electronics to safely recycle.
Members of Orange County’s Credit Union had the option of attending the event at either the Orange County Employer Association location in Santa Ana or the Orange County’s Credit Union Santa Ana branch location off St. Andrew Place. Electronics accepted for collection included items such as computers, CD and DVD drives, LCD monitors, televisions, old cell phones, microwaves, monitors, keyboards, FAX machines, and more.
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans experience some form of identity theft each year. Properly disposing of confidential papers and electronics is an important step in protecting personal information, as carelessly discarded documents and hardware, such as computers and cell phones, may be used for identity theft.
Williams Data Management and California Electronics Recycler redeemed the recycle materials to make a donation directly to CHOC.
“Orange County’s Credit Union is grateful to provide a complimentary, and more importantly, a safe service for our Members to properly dispose of confidential information,” shared Stefanie Rupp, Community Development Manager at Orange County’s Credit Union. “We’re appreciative of the Members that came out to support and, additionally, helped us raise funds for an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts.”
Since 2011, the Credit Union has offered its Members the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive, personal information at no cost through their Shred & eWaste events in support of CHOC. CHOC, located in Orange, has been committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children since 1964.
The Shred and eWaste Day events are part of Orange County’s Credit Union’s mission of providing financial education, security and resources to its Members.
To learn more about Orange County’s Credit Union, visit: https://www.orangecountyscu.org/
ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY’S CREDIT UNION
Orange County’s Credit Union is a Santa Ana-based financial services provider established in 1938 with more than 112,000 members. As a not-for-profit financial services provider exceeding $1.6 billion in assets, Orange County’s Credit Union is owned by Members, not shareholders, which means its profits are returned to Members in the form of fewer fees, lower loan rates and enhanced products and services. Orange County’s Credit Union offers services including checking and mobile banking, savings, and retirement accounts, as well as auto, small business, and home loans, with new mortgage offerings including the Zero Down and 3% Down options. Ranked in the top three percent of credit unions nationwide based on assets, anyone who lives or works in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties can bank at Orange County’s Credit Union. For more information, visit Orange County’s Credit Union’s website at www.orangecountyscu.org, or call (888) 354-6228.