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Honor Credit Union sponsors Reading Day of Action 2014

Published 8:15pm Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ST. JOSEPH — More than 150 volunteers read to over 300 classrooms across Berrien and Cass counties yesterday, March 18, to celebrate United Way of Southwest Michigan’s Reading Day of Action 2014, and Honor Credit Union is proud to have sponsored the educational event.

In line with Honor’s focus on youth development and education, Reading Day of Action promotes how fun and exciting sitting down with a great book can be at any age.

Continuing to demonstrate its dedication to investing in the communities it serves, Honor was eager to contribute to United Way’s Reading Day of Action. The event is held in March every year to further celebrate March as National Reading Month. Reading Day of Action allowed for hundreds of children to see first hand the joy of reading all in one day through the volunteer efforts of those who signed up to read. Quite a few of those volunteers were Honor team members, including Patrick Swem, Honor’s Benton Harbor branch manager, and Tanya Urias, Honor’s Stevensville Branch Manager.

“I had an awesome time reading to a group of preschoolers at Discovery Enrichment Center,” comments Patrick, “I had so much fun showing the students how exciting reading can be!”

“I read to a classroom at EP Clarke Elementary,” states Tanya, “Seeing how involved and interested the students were in the book really showed how successful Reading Day of Action is in the schools.

Honor Credit Union currently operates over ten student credit unions throughout their branch markets.  Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 41,000 members over fourteen counties in Michigan.  Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities they serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.  For more information call 800-442-2800, or visit

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