Over $7K Awarded in Spring 2019 to Non-Profit Organizations Serving Hillsborough’s Seniors and Youths
The total amount awarded Tuesday evening was $7,295.46. Since the inception of the program, nearly $80,000 in grants to community-based youth, senior and local non-profit organizations have been awarded. The Spring 2019 Grant recipients are:
Six different non-profit organizations received grant awards through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program at Tuesday’s Township Committee Meeting. Representatives from the organizations were present to accept the ceremonial check presented by Mayor Frank DelCore, Hillsborough Township Committee, and the members of the Credit Card Advisory Committee.
- Cub Scout Pack 1776
- GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough
- Hillsborough Soccer Club
- Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse
- Hillsborough Rockettes & Rocket
- Somerset YMCA
“The Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card program is a great resource for our qualifying local organizations to obtain funding without any expense to our Township Taxpayers. By obtaining and utilizing this rewards Visa credit card, funds will continue to be raised for future grant offerings,” commented Mayor Frank DelCore.
About the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program:
Hillsborough Township has partnered with Affinity Federal Credit Union (AFCU) to offer a Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card. Administered through Affinity Federal Credit Union – Hillsborough Branch, individuals, and businesses are invited to sign up for a special Hillsborough Township Rewards Visa Credit Card. Similar to other reward-based cards, card users of the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card receive a point for every dollar spent, which they can then redeem at any future time for various reward options such as cash back, travel, gift cards, merchandise and much more. The unique feature of the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card, through AFCU, is that a percentage of the purchases (card usage) is returned to the Hillsborough Credit Card trust fund. Funds deposited to the trust fund are then distributed to various Township non-profit senior citizen groups and youth organizations through the credit card grant application process. These grant opportunities are self-funded through the account and do not cost the taxpayers of Hillsborough any tax resource dollars.
About Affinity Federal Credit Union:
When you become a member of Affinity Federal Credit Union, you join a community. Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey with 16 branches, more than 135,000 members from thousands of businesses and organizations, and total assets in excess of $2.8 billion. Affinity began its charitable branch in 2005. Since its inception, Affinity has distributed over $1 million to local Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York charities and communities. For more information, please visit affinityfcu.com and follow on Facebook (AffinityFCU), Instagram (AffinityFCU) and Twitter (@AffinityFCU).