HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials invite residents to invest in their community by visiting the Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road on Community Day, May 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Hillsborough Branch of Affinity Federal Credit Union will host Community Day to encourage township residents to open a new checking and savings account. Any residents who sign up for a new checking and savings account during the Community Day will be eligible to receive up to $225 in welcome bonus deposits after meeting new account requirements.

Affinity Federal Credit Union has been active in Hillsborough for many years, partnering with the township to create a Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program, as well as investing nearly $80,000 in the youth and seniors of Hillsborough through Affinity Federal Credit Union’s yearly Spring and Fall Credit Card Grants.

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Earlier this month, five different non-profit organizations serving seniors and youth organizations received grants through the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card Program.

Representatives from the organizations were present at a Township Committee meeting to accept the ceremonial check presented by Mayor Gloria McCauley, Committeeman Greg Burchette, and the members of the Credit Card Advisory Committee.

The total amount awarded was $4,726.92. 

Similar to other reward based cards, card users of the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card receive a point for every dollar spent which they can then redeem at a future time for various reward options such as cash back, gift cards, merchandise and much more. The unique feature of the Hillsborough Rewards Visa Credit Card, through AFCU is that a percentage of the purchases (card usage) is returned to the Hillsborough Credit Card trust fund.

Funds deposited to the trust fund are then distributed to various Township non-profit senior citizen groups and youth organizations through the credit card grant application process. These grant opportunities are self-funded through the account and do not cost the taxpayers of Hillsborough any tax resource dollars.