LEXINGTON, Kentucky (LEX 18) – On Wednesday, the Commonwealth Credit Union, in partnership with Make-A-Wish-Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, unveiled the region’s first Make-A-Wish toy cabinet.
The toy cabinet is at the Hamburg branch of the credit union.
“Seeing a child enter the Wish program, receive treatment, and then release to lead a life that not only survives but also thrives is what Better Life does,” said Karen Harbin, President / Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Credit Union. “As the 2021 Wish Chair, I’m thrilled that we can provide a toy home for these kids to take on their Wish Journey.”
The toy wardrobe isn’t the only Commonwealth Credit Union involvement in the Make-A-Wish project. Despite COVID-19, Harbin actually acted as the host of all Women Inspiring Hope and Strength (WISH) events that began in March. In April, a credit union service project celebrating its 70th anniversary of service with 70 acts of service was a toy movement to help fill a closet. About 400 toys were collected at this event. Just last month, Commonwealth Credit Union sponsored Walk for Wishes, an event they have participated in for two consecutive years. Walk for Wishes notes
children whose desires have already been fulfilled, but it also serves as a fundraiser to accomplish even more.
“Community partners are vital in helping us fulfill our mission of fulfilling the wishes of every eligible child, and we are very grateful to the Commonwealth Credit Union. Our relationship is especially meaningful because we are united in our commitment to instill hope in the lives of these special young children, as evidenced by their funding, support, and the Faith Hacker, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky Senior Development Specialist said and Indiana.