Community gets an A+ for support of school supply drive

Kellie Terhune Neely

The Hughes Federal Credit Union and Banner Children’s fall school supply drive resulted in generous support from Pima County residents, whose donations of cash and education essentials were recently delivered to Banner Children’s hospital school.

Donations of notebooks, pencils, folders, books, and even sensory tools for patients on the autism spectrum will be used to help children stay engaged in their education while hospitalized or coping with learning challenges.

“We want to thank our employees, customers, and locals for their heartfelt support of local hospitalized children,” said Hughes’ president and general manager, Robert J. Swick.

About Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established in Tucson in 1952, Hughes Federal Credit Union has $1.3 billion in assets and more than 130,000 members. Hughes is rated as one of the best Arizona credit unions by Forbes for two years running and has a Bauer Financial 5-Star “Superior” rating. The credit union is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974.

The Hughes Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit or follow Hughes at and