AUSTIN, December 7, 2022 – Almost 30 years ago, Jacqueline Hammett’s daughter Mystique spent the Christmas holidays in the neonatal unit of a children’s hospital, facing serious health challenges.
The charity Any Baby Can provided baby furniture, diapers, clothing, and continued services then, just as it still does for babies and families in need today. Two decades later, Jacqueline works in the contact center at Greater Texas Credit Union and Mystique is 29 years old.
It is that type of help for the most vulnerable that drives Greater Texas employees to continue to support Any Baby Can, this year “adopting” eight families and providing gifts to brighten their Christmas season. If any employee needed to know the good that Any Baby Can does, all they need to do is ask Jacqueline.
Knowing how inflation is pinching families and making it harder to provide, employees rallied to provide a bountiful Christmas for struggling families. Partnering with Any Baby Can, the employees took on the task of providing a holiday blessing for eight families, a total of 32 people.
Employees purchased toys, games, clothes, gift cards to ensure every family member has presents to unwrap on Christmas day.
“There will be many surprises and lots of smiles on Christmas morning because of the generosity of these employees from Greater Texas,” said Veronda Durden, President and CEO of Any Baby Can and a board member at Greater Texas. “Their generosity and love for others will go a long way to helping these families get through this difficult time and give parents hope for the future.”
Employees had a wrapping party at Greater Texas headquarters to prepare all the Christmas gifts they purchased. The presents were then delivered to Any Baby Can to be distributed to the families.
About Greater Texas
Greater Texas Credit Union, founded in 1952, is a financial cooperative that emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism through its Greater Good initiative. Together with its subsidiary, Aggieland Credit Union – which serves the Brazos Valley – the credit union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. Greater Texas has locations in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.
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Photo set 1: Jacqueline holds her new born baby Mystique while she is in the hospital. Jacqueline and Mystique, 29 years later.
Photo set 2: Employees are busy wrapping gifts for Any Baby Can. Wrapped gifts for Any Baby Can were placed under the Greater Texas Credit Union Christmas Tree.