SeaComm’s ongoing Pay-It-Forward program has had a tremendous impact on our communities these last few months. Continue reading to learn about our most recent random acts of kindness in the communities we serve!
Delivering hats, gloves, and scarves to students in need: In November, SeaComm donated a large supply of hats, gloves, and scarves to the Malone Central School District. The items were distributed to students in need through the school district’s “Project Warmth” initiative, which ensures that children have the necessary provisions to keep warm during the winter months. Pictured (l to r) from SeaComm are Branch Manager Christine Marshall, Financial Service Assistant Nicole Mallette, and Malone Central School District Home & School Coordinator Helen Tracy.
Supplying 50 new winter coats for local children in need: Also in November, SeaComm donated 50 new winter coats to the United Way of Northern New York. The coats were delivered to less-fortunate children throughout St. Lawrence County. Pictured (l to r) from SeaComm are Branch Manager Barb Bessette, Assistant Branch Manager Elizabeth LeValley, and United Way of Northern New York CEO Jaimie Cox.
Purchasing 50 Christmas trees for families at Bear Dance Tree Farm: On Saturday, December 5, the first 50 families to arrive at Beardance Tree Farm in Canton were surprised with a free Christmas tree, paid for by SeaComm. Those who attended were able to select a tree in the field and cut it themselves, or take home a pre-cut tree. This gesture was SeaComm’s effort to spread holiday cheer to the North Country during a challenging time. Pictured (l to r) from SeaComm are Branch Manager Barb Bessette and Senior Teller Mary Lynn Sharlow.
Paying off layaway balances for Walmart customers: Just in time for the holidays, SeaComm surprised Walmart customers by paying off their layaway balances. SeaComm staff visited six store locations in the communities they serve, and covered the remaining layaway costs for 27 customers. The layaways were chosen at random, and the total amount paid by all SeaComm branches was $2,832. This random act of kindness was SeaComm’s way of bringing joy to others, and carry out the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People.”