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Project Ignite Light is FCCU charity

During each quarter of 2018, First Community Credit Union will hold fundraisers for worthy organizations voted on by employees.

The first quarter fundraising organization is Project Ignite Light, an organization that gives abused children a piece of security and hope. The organization provides about 200 “Bags of Hope” each month to reported abused children in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The bags are free for the children and delivered through local advocacy centers. Each bag is customized for the child’s age and gender and includes a blanket, pajamas, undergarments, personal hygiene items, flashlight, book and a water bottle.

To support Project Ignite Light, each branch is holding a pajama drive for people to donate items. FCCU is collecting new two-piece pajamas in sizes newborn through 18 years of age. New fleece tie blankets are also accepted as a donation. They must be 1.5 yards each side and consist of two pieces of fabric: one solid and one patterned. For specific instructions, visit www.ignitelight.org. The pajama and blanket drive will go through March 30.

FCCU will hold casual Fridays and a casual day with tennis shoes for employees to help raise additional funds.

Project Ignite Light is a faith-based organization that provides children with important items needed when examined at local children’s advocacy centers around the United States for sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect. The organization was founded in 2008 by Jamestown native Pebbles Thompson. The organization functions out of the former Barnes County North School in Rogers.

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