In an effort to support the charitable work of local organizations that serve the areas of Suffolk Federal branch locations, the credit union has identified nonprofit organizations to provide financial support to. In Eastport, Branch Manager Debra Castro presents a $1,000 contribution to The Butterfly Effect Project.
“Assisting these young girls to take charge of their futures is empowering,” said Castro. “What they are doing here is amazing and we are proud to take part in helping them become productive and successful members of our community.”
“We run solely on the generosity of others and are very grateful for the donation made by Suffolk Federal,” said Tijuana Fulford, Founder of The Butterfly Effect Project. “Our mission it to ensure that every girl has a fair chance to broaden their horizons and remove obstacles that are unfairly weighing them down such as mobility, economics and cultural differences. This donation is going to help tremendously to send some of our Butterflies away to summer camp.”
About The Butterfly Effect Project
Founded in 2014 with only 8 girls, The Butterfly Effect Project is a nonprofit, community-oriented organization that empowers young girls by giving them the tools to assist in achieving emotionally stable and self-confident futures in hopes of bringing forth a generation of women who are storing, independent and knowledgeable. Since then, the program has grown to over 200 girls. For information, visit www.bepgirls.org
Pictured left to right: Robin Berkeley, Carmecha Langhorne, Ron Fisher, Tijuana Fulford, Karen McDonald, Liz Keller—Members of the Butterfly Effect Project; and Debra Castro, Suffolk Federal Eastport Branch Manager.