121 Financial Credit Union Launches Mega Holiday Toy,
Clothing Drive for Sulzbacher
Increased need to support families experiencing homelessness this year due to economic and supply chain issues
Toys, clothing, gift cards and other items can be dropped off at any
121 Financial location by Dec. 11
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — (Nov. 17, 2021) — 121 Financial (“One to One”), Jacksonville’s hometown credit union, is proud to partner with Sulzbacher again for the 2021 holiday season by hosting a Mega Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive. Between now and Dec. 11, 121 Financial invites the community to donate new toys, gifts, clothing and other needed items at any 121 Financial branch to support families experiencing homelessness in Northeast Florida.
“A significant number of families and individuals have struggled this year as our nation continued to battle pandemic and financial challenges, rendering many of these individuals homeless or in tremendous need of support,” said David Marovich, chief executive officer for 121 Financial Credit Union. “We kicked off our holiday drive early this year to account for global supply chain issues and to give people more time to purchase and donate items. Sulzbacher helps so many of our most vulnerable neighbors get back on their feet and the need has increased tremendously this year.”
Sulzbacher is seeking donations for age-appropriate toys and gifts for children, pre-teens and teen youth. Suggested gifts include new clothing and shoes, new/unopened toiletries, card and board games, Bluetooth speakers, manicure sets, perfume/cologne sets, adult coloring books with colored pencils, paint by number and other art sets, baby dolls, building sets, children’s books, bath toys, science sets, superhero figures, walkie talkies, remote-control cars, and similar gifts. Sulzbacher will provide these items to the at-risk men, women, teens and children it serves in the community prior to the holidays.
“Our friends at 121 Financial Credit Union continue to show up for Sulzbacher and the families we serve,” says Cindy Funkhouser, president and CEO of Sulzbacher. “Their support means that all of our children, those onsite and in housing, will have an amazing holiday season. Their generous toy drive last year was incredible and they’re going even bigger this year by adding a holiday party for Sulzbacher children in addition to their donation of gifts for children and teens.”
121 Financial will host a holiday party on Dec. 18 for the children and families at the Sulzbacher Village. 121 Financial employees will volunteer during the holiday party and wrap the donated gifts the week prior to the holiday party.
All items can be dropped off at any area 121 Financial branch location, which include:
9730 Hutchinson Park Drive
9700 Touchton Road, Suite 104
8101 Normandy Blvd.
River City Marketplace
14023 Revel Drive
6072 Youngerman Circle
12250 San Jose Blvd.
1856 3rd Street South, Suite 245
1714 Blanding Blvd.
For more information, visit www.121fcu.org.
ABOUT 121 FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION: 121 Financial Credit Union (pronounced “One to One”) provides personalized banking and financial services to its more than 45,000 members throughout the Jacksonville and North Florida region. Since its founding in 1935 as Florida Telco, the credit union has worked to be a trusted partner to the community with personalized solutions for every stage of life. 121 Financial offers a range of products for both consumers and businesses and specializes in deposit accounts and loans, including mortgages. For more information or to become a member, visit https://121fcu.org/.
ABOUT SULZBACHER: Sulzbacher provides the opportunity for homeless men, women and children to achieve a better life. The agency’s comprehensive services include street outreach, daily meals, emergency housing, case management support, veteran services, job placement assistance, as well as permanent supportive housing, scattered-site housing and a therapeutic early learning center. Medical, dental, and mental health care is provided at its downtown campus, at the beaches and at its pediatric health center at Sulzbacher Village, along with a school-based health clinic operated in partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Every day, Sulzbacher is home to more than 400 homeless members of our community – most of whom are women and children. For more information, visit www.sulzbacherjax.org.