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CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union’s 8th Annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive Is A Success

The CommonWealth One Annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive was a success. Credit union members and staff generously donated over 98 coats to local children and adults in need.


The CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union 8th Annual Warm Hearts Coat Drive started in September and ended on October 31, 2012. Members and credit union staff were asked to donate new or gently used clean coats – all sizes and for all ages, child to adult – for those in need in the local communities in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia. The credit union and its members collected more than 98 winter coats and hats.
“Our annual Warm Hearts Coats Drive is an opportunity for CommonWealth One’s members to express our core philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ It’s always been a really successful coat drive, especially because everyone wants to help during the holiday season,” says Ashley Baldeon, Marketing Manager.
CommonWealth One has a strong commitment to supporting the communities it serves and the members who live there.  CommonWealth One not only supports local charities during the holiday season, but also throughout the year with the Children’s Miracle Network, Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, Community Partners for Children, and more.
About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions with more than $304 million in assets serving more than 36,000 members.  CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being the lifetime financial institution of its members. It provides its members with lower fees and loan rates, plus higher savings rates.  Excess earnings are returned to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower interest rates on loans and low or no fees. 
CommonWealth One has branches in downtown Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (one branch is located on the James Madison University campus).  Members can access their accounts through Online Banking, Mobile and Text Banking, plus a network of over 6,700+ shared branches and 50,000+ transaction-fee-free ATMs across the country.  For information, or to open an account online, visit


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