Del Norte Credit Union Launches 5th Annual Coat Drive



Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is collecting coats of all sizes for five organizations to help at risk youth across Northern New Mexico. Del Norte Credit Union’s mission of improving lives brings communities together to help children and adults facing hardships during the cold winter months. DNCU is asking staff, credit union members and guests to drop off new or gently used coats from Sept. 15 through Nov. 15.

“The response from our members and staff for the past several years has been the driving force for the expansion of our coat drive, so that every child across Northern New Mexico has a winter coat. All five organizations will deliver the coats collected to local children and individuals around DNCU offices,” says Chuck Valenti, DNCU’s CEO/President.

This year, the Esperanza Shelter, St. Elizabeth Shelter’s Casa Familia, and the Adelante Program of SFPS will be recipients of all coats collected at the Santa Fe DNCU locations.

According to Marcos Zubia, Board President of Esperanza Shelter, “DNCU helping our clients at Esperanza Shelter keep warm this winter season is what this community is known for. We come together and help each other. We are honored to have Del Norte Credit Union’s support once again.”

3HO in Espaola will receive coats collected at the DNCU office at 1216 N. Paseo De Oñate. 3HO serves at-risk youth in Rio Arriba during difficult times and is committed to delivering coats to the local schools.

The DNCU locations in Los Alamos and White Rock will collect coats for the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) of Los Alamos that connects at risk youth at the schools with basic needs, case managers, and other support services. “JJAB is excited to partner with Del Norte Credit Union for this year’s coat drive. (JJAB) is a non-profit organization that strives to value, celebrate, and appreciate all of you within our community—this coat drive, in essence, will help us further our mission. Thank you DNCU” says Lisa Zuhn, JJAB Coordinator.

About Del Norte Credit Union
Chartered in 1954, Del Norte Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative celebrating 65 years of dedication to helping its members achieve financial success by being a trusted source of unbiased financial advice. Today DNCU serves more than 50,000 members throughout New Mexico.

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