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* ST. LOUIS (9/14/11)--Gateway Metro FCU gained 70 new youth accounts in August through its school branch program. The St. Louis-based credit union attracted the accounts by attending school registration dates, parent nights and other events at the five schools where it has branches. "This is a great start to the school year," said Joyce Sieber, Gateway Metro's school branch coordinator. "We look forward to teaching students about money, credit unions and how saving will make a difference in their lives." Employees of the $170 million asset credit union made speeches at the events, highlighting the importance of financial education and the school branch program. Gateway Metro operates elementary school student-assisted credit union branches at Our Lady of Guadaloupe School, St. Ferdinand School, and Christ Light of the Nations School. It also runs student-assisted branches at Trinity Catholic High School and Gateway Institute of Technology High School … * PHILADELPHIA (9/14/11)--American Heritage FCU helped viewers of NBC 10's "News Today" get their morning started Monday by participating in the station's "Morning Wake-Up Call." The spots aired at 5:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. and were filmed on location Sept. 2 at the $1.08 billion asset credit union's Philadelphia headquarters. View the wake-up call video … * FORT WORTH, Texas (9/14/11)--The Fort Worth (Texas) Chapter of Credit Unions helped raise $44,000 for Tarrant County Cook Children's Hospital, part of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, at the chapter's Second Annual Shake Rattle & Bowl fundraiser Aug. 16. About 385 bowlers and cheerleaders from multiple credit unions in the area participated . In addition to bowling, the event featured a silent auction. Since 1986, credit unions have partnered with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Credit Unions for Kids program. The funds help support new facilities, equipment, research programs, patient services, special patient needs and health education programs benefitting 17 million children a year …


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