ALBUQUERQUE, NM—Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union (SLFCU) partnered with Sandia National Laboratories to collect more than 7,500 books for children throughout Albuquerque and the surrounding area for the Read to Me Abq Network. The network is a regional, independent collaboration to encourage early childhood literacy that has been collecting and distributing new or gently used children’s books for nearly 22 years.
Books were collected for a month at SLFCU’s Albuquerque branches and during a one-day drive-through book drop-off on April 22, 2023.
“SLFCU is proud to partner with Sandia National Laboratories on this effort to help children throughout our community,” says Melissa Stock, SLFCU’s Vice President of Marketing. “We’ve supported the Read to Me Book Drive for many years and are inspired each year by the incredible generosity of our members.”
SLFCU employees Dustin Woody (left) and Paul Kelly (right) assist with SLFCU’s Read to Me Book Drive, which gathered more than 7,500 books during the month of April 2023 to encourage early childhood literacy.
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union is one of New Mexico’s largest credit unions by asset size, and serves more than 137,000 members with 12 branches in the New Mexico area and one in Livermore, California. SLFCU currently holds $3.2 billion in assets. Formed in 1948 by employees of Sandia National Laboratories, the field of membership served by SLFCU now includes more than 1,100 partner companies in New Mexico and California. Employees of those companies and their family members use SLFCU for financial services that include checking, savings, home mortgages, auto loans, credit and debit cards, and investment services. Members enjoy a nationwide, surcharge-free ATM system and free online account services. The Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and is an Equal Housing Lender; we make loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.