TopLine Employees and Members Help Kids Start the School Year With Donations of Over 1,300 School Supply Items

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — During the months of July and  August, the Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services benefited by receiving donations from TopLine Federal Credit Union’s 14th Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. TopLine employees and members donated over 1,300 items and nearly $1,200 to help students start the school year.

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CEAP distributed school supplies to over 2,000 children in grades K-8 in northwestern Hennepin and all of Anoka counties.  Keystone Community Services collected and distributed brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 375 youth in the St. Paul area.  The supplies in greatest need were backpacks, notebooks, pocket folders, pencils, pens, crayons, pencil boxes, glue, markers, watercolors, rulers and scissors.

TopLine employees were recognized for their charitable back-to-school donations by being able to wear jeans to work on specific days during the six-week program.

“Thank you to all our employees and members for their generous donations to support this year’s school supply drive, benefiting our local non-profit partner organizations CEAP and Keystone,” says Tom Smith, TopLine President and CEO. “TopLine is dedicated to helping members of our communities throughout the year, and our school supply drive is near and dear to us as we are helping families in need send their kids back to school with the much needed supplies for a successful year.”

Since 2002, TopLine Federal Credit Union employees and members have been involved in several programs each year to benefit CEAP and Keystone, including drives for food and household supplies, children’s back-to-school supplies, adult and children’s clothing, helping with holiday donations to families in need, volunteering to assist elderly individuals with yard work and involvement with Meals on Wheels.

CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program), serving Hennepin and Anoka Counties, is a community-based, non-profit agency that partners with other resources to assist people in need.  The mission of CEAP is to stabilize individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.  Learn more at

Keystone Community Services, named for the strong connecting stone at the center of an arch, is a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality human services and programs in the community and in neighborhood gathering places to support and strengthen individuals, families and communities.  Keystone serves more than 30,000 people at seven community locations with the help of more than 2,000 dedicated volunteers.  Learn more at

TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based credit union, is Minnesota’s 13th largest, with assets of more than $400 million.  Established in 1935, the not-for-profit cooperative offers a complete line of financial services, as well as auto and home insurance, from its five branch locations — in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Plymouth and in St. Paul’s Como Park — as well as by phone, mobile app and online at  Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott or Washington Counties and their immediate family members.  Visit us on our facebook page at To learn more about TopLine’s Youth Financial Literacy sessions, visit

Vicki Roscoe Erickson
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
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