Community Credit Union Donates 6,124 Diapers to Promise Early Education Center

Lewiston, ME – After a successful 11th annual Diaper Drive held by Community Credit Union, the team happily delivered over 6,124 diapers to the staff and children of Promise Early Education Center, formerly known as Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care. Board Members, Management, Employees and most importantly, members of Community Credit Union raised approximately $1,100 to help the children in our communities.

Management and Employees started the Diaper Drive by making personal contributions.  In addition, they held a 50/50 Raffle during the month of December to help raise additional funds to purchase diapers.  The 50/50 raffle resulted in $481.50 being awarded to one lucky member just in time for the holidays!

Photo L-R: Amber Dawn Doiron (PEEC), Jennifer Hogan (CCU), Betsy Sibley (CCU), Jen Leonard (PEEC), Betsy Norcross Plourde (PEEC), Tiffany Mathon (CCU), Lorraine Foster (CCU), Andrew Lunn (CCU) with students of the Early Head Start Classroom at Coburn, ages 6 weeks to 3 years old.

“Here at Promise, we meet all the needs of children in our care, of which includes diapers. Community Credit Union’s effort and donation of 6,124 diapers provides for almost 20% of the diapers needed by our program in a year. In addition, their donation is also able to be used as a funding match so that for every dollar of the diapers provided brings $4 in federal funding to support Head Start services in Androscoggin County,” said Betsy Norcross Plourde, Executive Director of Promise Early Education Center.

Promise Early Education Center is the foremost early learning program in Central Maine that is dedicated to educating the whole child and preparing that child for success in school and opportunities beyond. As the Head Start Program for Androscoggin County, Promise Early Education Center provides a safe, engaging and empowering place for children to learn and grow; offers a results-driven educational curriculum taught by degreed, licensed teachers; and supports the engagement of parents and caregivers in their child’s learning through partnership, communication, and a commitment to parents and caregivers as primary educators.  For more information, call Promise Early Education Center at 207-795-4040 or go online to

Community Credit Union is a member-owned, full service financial institution that has been serving its members and the community since 1945. Community Credit Union has branches located at 144 Pine Street, Lewiston; 40 Stanley Street, Auburn and 1025 Auburn Road, Turner.  For more information, log onto