Additional Programs


Granite State Candy Bar Sale - Chocolate "Hope" Bars
The 2013 Credit Union Community Hope Initiative Candy Drive to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is set for the month of October.  The Social Responsibility Committee is continuing its partnership with Granite State Candy Shoppe.  Our fundraiser features the delectable Chocolate “Hope” Bars with custom designed labels.  Granite State Candy Shoppe hand makes chocolates and candy with the finest, freshest ingredients using original recipes for three generations making some of the most scrumptious chocolate in New England. 

This fundraiser gives you the opportunity to reach out to members for support of a very worthy cause.  The candy bars are great to sell in your lobbies to both members and staff or to use as giveaways on special occasions (International Credit Union Day – 17th, Sweetest Day – 18th, Halloween – 31st).
Lobby posters will be available to participating credit unions.

Be sure to place your order right away.  Candy bars will be delivered by October 1st.  The Granite State Candy Shoppe “Hope” Bars are $2.00 each and all proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless on behalf of Massachusetts Credit Unions.  Six varieties are available in boxes of 24 bars of each variety - Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Almond, Milk Crisp, Peanut Butter, and Caramel Bars.  Free shipping is available on orders of 10 or more boxes.  League staff will work with credit unions that require smaller quantities.

Click here for the order form.  If you have any questions, contact Donna Bevilacqua at the League office, 1-800-842-1242 or at


Chapter Donations
Three of the League's six chapters continued their generous support of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.  Over $1,000 was collected in 2012 at monthly chapter meetings.


Lobby Canisters
Using the "traditional" house shaped canisters, $301 was collected and forwarded to the League during 2012.  The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless also rolled out a new canister program for their "Bed for Every Child" initiative through which $477 was collected at credit unions.