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Last June, Capital Area Federal Credit Union in Augusta, Maine started a special campaign to gather comfort “to go” bags to provide to Maine cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.  With a small goal of putting together 30 comfort bags, CEO Diana Winkley and the credit union staff quickly began to see an outpouring of support from local businesses and vendors with donations of comfort items. Over the past 6 months, the credit union has provided over 300 comfort bags to those in need and, with the help of a local credit union member, the bags are now available at Maine General Hospital in Augusta, ME.  

 “When I started this program the plan was to have these bags available at the hospital for those going through treatments, but it has grown into a bag for not only patients but for the family members that spend countless hours at the hospital while their loved ones are there. It’s the simple things that can make a huge impact.  We have now provided over 300 “To Go” comfort bags and the requests keep coming.” -Diana Winkley

The credit union is asking for your help in continuing this wonderful cause by donating comfort items.  Below is a link to the “To Go” Comfort bag wish list.  Please keep in mind that these bags are going to men and women, and children as well. Anything you could donate would be greatly appreciated.


All items can be delivered to:

Capital Area Federal Credit Union 
2010 N Belfast Ave.
Augusta, ME 04330

Contact Diana at dianawink@capitalareafcu.org

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