Capital's Clean Closet Project February 1-28
All Capital offices collecting clothing donations for the Community Clothes Closet in February.
KIMBERLY, Wis. – Capital members and community residents are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate their gently used casual clothing (jeans/khakis, shirts, etc.) and business attire (suits, dress slacks, blouses, etc.) to help people in need during Capital’s 3rd Annual Clean Closet Project, February 1-28. Items will benefit the Community Clothes Closet and may be dropped off at any of Capital’s 13 locations in Kimberly, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Appleton, Greenville, Freedom, Neenah and Oshkosh.
This is the third year the credit union is collecting clothing. While all types of clothing will be accepted, the focus is on donations of business casual and professional attire to help the Community Clothes Closet’s “New Start Boutique,” which gives a helping hand to those who are re-entering the job market. According to Al Zierler, Capital’s president and CEO, the program embodies the credit union spirit, and he invites everyone to search their closets and donate gently used items in good shape.
“Working in partnership with the Community Clothes Closet, Capital’s Clean Closet Project is a great way to help people get back on their feet,” said Zierler. “Most of us have at least a few things in our closets that we could donate. Maybe it’s an item that doesn’t fit any more, or perhaps it’s not your favorite color. What may not be a second thought for you may mean a second chance for someone returning to the work place. It could be the difference between whether they land a job or not–now that’s impact.”
Capital Credit Union (www.capitalcu.com) has assets of more than $449 million and serves more than 34,000 members with 13 offices located throughout Northeast Wisconsin in the greater Fox Valley and Heart of the Valley areas, Greenville, Oshkosh and Freedom. Capital was again recently rated among the top 10 percent of all U.S. credit unions, receiving a 5-Star Superior rating for their safety and soundness by BauerFinancial, Inc. for more than 20 consecutive years. Capital was recently named a second place national-level and first place state-level Des Jardins Adult Financial Literacy award recipient and was also announced a first place state-level winner of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility award, and the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action award. CW 14 fans also voted Capital a first place 2012 “Hot List” winner for the “Financial Institution With the Most Attractive Free Perks.” Find Capital on Facebook at “Capital Credit Union (Wisconsin).