Muir Middle School Drive Gets a Taste of Success with Drive for BTAC

By On April 24, 2013

John Muir Middle School’s Drive for Burbank Temporary Aid Center was a success with more than 5,000 items collected from April 3-16. Logix Federal Credit Union sponsored the drive, giving students a reusable bag to fill with items from BTAC’s wish list, including canned goods, dried goods, household and personal care items.

The classroom that brought in the most items will win an iPad for their classroom and Menchie’s gift cards ($5 each – one per student), also provided by the credit union. Jennifer Moses from the 8th grade science classroom brought in 521 items for the local nonprofit organization. Moses has been with Muir Middle School for 15 years. The enthusiasm from the principal, teachers, students and parents helped the school achieve its goal.

“It’s because of the Burbank community and its schools and businesses that we are able to help as many people as we do,” BTAC President and CEO Barbara Howell said. “This time of year, we are most in need because typically we don’t receive as much from January to April. We’re fortunate to have the support of Muir Middle School and Logix.”

The credit union has been a longtime contributor to BTAC, and the City of Burbank also a supporter stepped in to help.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Logix and BTAC on this food drive,” Principal Greg Miller said. “We want our students to be socially responsible and contribute to the community. And, to have the City of Burbank’s Public Works Department help us move the items – 71 boxes – from our school to BTAC is invaluable.”

Miller is working with Logix employee Alethia Calagias through Principal Partners.

“Greg (Miller) and I want to continue to connect Muir Middle School to local businesses and nonprofits and engage the students along the way,” Calagias said. “If we can collaborate with community leaders, the school and its student will have more resources and can grow their programs. The credit union is involved in the community to be a good corporate citizen as well as take schools and nonprofits to the next level.”

Muir Middle School teachers initiated their own challenge, bringing in items for BTAC on April 5 and 12.

Logix offers a variety of services, such as checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage loans, as well as credit cards. The credit union has a location in Burbank at 2340 Hollywood Way. Branch hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To contact branch staff, please call (818) 565-2313.

The credit union received the Burbank Top Award for Citizenship at BTAC’s annual gala on March 1, donating more than $80,000 since 2008, and countless volunteer hours.