At this time of year, many people are looking forward to sitting down to a holiday meal with their families. Sadly, regular hot meals are not always possible without outside assistance for some in the community.

One local organization that helps support families is Spooner House, a nonprofit organization in Shelton that is operated by Area Congregations Together.

Recently, Sikorsky Credit Union made a $500 donation to Spooner House in support of its programs.

Active throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley for many years, Spooner House helps the community by providing shelter and food programs, and working to promote self-sufficiency.

Through its food bank, so far in 2013 Spooner House has provided more than 125,000 meals to those in need in the region.

‘Tremendous support’

"We are so appreciative of the tremendous support Sikorsky Credit Union has had for Spooner House,” said Susan Agamy, Spooner House executive director. “It is our honor to partner with them in support of the community."

Paolo Mancuso, who manages Sikorsky Credit Union's Shelton office, said he is “grateful to work [at] an organization that is committed to the community in many different ways.”

Spooner House is one of many community and nonprofit organizations that receive support from Sikorsky Credit Union.

About Sikorsky Credit Union

Founded in 1948, Sikorsky Credit Union ( is the fourth largest credit union in Connecticut with more than 50,000 members and over $600 million in assets.

In addition to Shelton, Sikorsky Credit Union offices are in Danbury, Milford, Seymour and Stratford. The credit union also operates branches in three high schools — Oxford, Seymour and Stratford — as well as inside Sikorsky Aircraft plants in Stratford, Bridgeport and West Palm Beach, Fla.

As a state-chartered credit union, membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Fairfield, New Haven or Hartford counties. Deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U.S. government.