June Month of Giving Campaign focuses on bringing moments of joy to children with cancer
Freedom Credit Union is collecting cash donations through June 30 at its branches throughout western Massachusetts to benefit Griffin’s Friends, a volunteer-led group dedicated to providing relief and support to children with cancer and their families.
“This is a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of our members and staff,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch. “Griffin’s Friends is committed to bringing moments of joy to courageous kids undergoing treatment for cancer, something that can be all-consuming for families.”
Griffin’s Friends was founded in 1994 in Springfield and is named for Griffin D. Kelleher who passed away from cancer when he was 14 months old. This group is his legacy, uniquely supporting children in treatment for cancer and their families by providing small acts of kindness. Examples include trips to stage performances and sporting events; in-hospital and outpatient entertainment; massage therapy; and activities such as art, computers and games.
“We are happy to help rally resources to provide some happiness and comfort to these deserving, local children and families,” said Welch. “We encourage our employees, members and the community at large to make monetary donations throughout the month of June at any Freedom branch. Every bit helps and 100 percent of the funds we raise will go to the Griffin’s Friends Children’s Cancer Fund at Baystate Health Foundation, Inc.”