Help us congratulate our Coins-for-Change Quarter 1 Recipients!


Spare change spares lives! Located in select Connex Credit Union branches are coin-cashing machines. These machines help raise over $10,000 in any given year for local non-profit organizations, including: animal shelters, food banks, youth groups, and many more. Coins-for-Change donates 100% of the collected fees for these organizations to keep. Visit our Meriden, Hamden, North Haven, and Guilford branches to cash in that loose change and support a good cause. We appreciate our members’ support for making this program possible!

Here are our Quarter One recipients:

Wallingford Community Women


Pictured Left-to-Right: Donna O’Keefe- Wallingford Community Women Membership Chairwoman, Gezim Stroka- Meriden Branch Manager

Wallingford Community Women is a non-profit civic organization that promotes educational, philanthropic and community service work.  Members are provided with opportunities for personal enrichment, leadership and social interaction with the goal of improving their local community.

You can find more information about Wallingford Community Women on Facebook.

Eli Whitney RVTS Alumni Association, Inc.


Pictured: Frank Pomarico- Hamden Branch Manager (center), John Alexander- President (left), Michael Pappas- Treasurer (right)

Eli Whitney RVTS Alumni Association Inc. is a local, non-profit organization that presents scholarships to selected seniors of Eli Whitney Technical High School.  These awards help defray educational costs such as textbooks, tools, and uniforms. Based in Hamden.

Columbus House


Pictured Left-to-Right: Sheree DiMario- Columbus House Volunteer Coordinator, Carl Casper- Vice President of Customer Advocacy for Connex Credit Union

Columbus House is a local non-profit organization whose primary goal is to provide housing solutions for the homeless, and to offer services that help its residents move toward independence.  The generosity of others enables Columbus House to make a significant difference in the lives of the families and individuals it serves. Based in New Haven.

You can find more information on Columbus House on their website.

Roses for Autism


Pictured Left-to-Right: Kerry Perrotta- Guilford Branch Manager, Lori Gregan- Retail Operations Manager for Roses for Autism, Katie Beesley- Assistant Branch Manager

Roses for Autism is a local social services, non-profit organization whose mission is to foster meaningful employment and personal success for individuals with Autism.  Contributions help fund scholarships, programs, and services that gain valuable work experience and develop professional and social skills for RFA participants. Based in Guilford.

You can find more information about Roses for Autism on their website.

If you want to keep up to date with our Coins-for-Change program, like us on Facebook and Twitter and also visit our ConnexCares page for more information.

You can also find our Coins-for-Change Quarter 2 recipients on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well! Pictures of our quarter 2 recipients coming soon!

-Spencer Price, VP of Unbanking

Improving the lives of our members... one member at a time.

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