First Financial Federal Credit Union

The First Financial Foundation

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Since 1994, First Financial Federal Credit Union has supported the Monmouth & Ocean County communities with the Erma Dorrer Scholarship Program. Today, that program has been extended into the First Financial Foundation to assist charitable organizations and it supports a variety of local programs within our community.

2017 Holiday Food & Gift Collection in all Branch Locations

All First Financial branch locations will be collecting non-perishable food items throughout the remainder of this year. All branches will also be collecting toys and gifts for local children this year. Learn more about our holiday toy and gift drives here.

Toms River Branch: The People’s Pantry

  • The People’s Pantry is in need of cereal, soup, jelly, canned vegetables, and hygiene products for the 2017 holiday season.

  • The Sheriff's Annual Toy Drive *Collecting until 12/20

Freehold/Howell Branch: Freehold Open Door Pantry

  • Open Door Pantry is requesting canned vegetable soups, pasta, tomato and pasta sauces, peanut butter and jelly, canned meat, canned tuna fish, canned fruit and fruit juices, rice, powdered milk, cereal, jarred baby food, baby formula, cake mix, pudding, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, pancake mix, and syrup.

  • The Salvation Army *Collecting until 12/10

Neptune Branch: Lunchbreak

  • Lunchbreak is requesting bottled water, juice, iced tea, rice, beans, pasta, oats, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, diapers, snacks (pretzels, crackers, chips), baby formula, canned goods, soups, nuts, peanut butter and jelly, ketchup, mustard, cereal, granola bars, and boxed cake mix.

  • Lunchbreak is also collecting new or gently used clothing items: business casual attire, casual clothing for any season, plus sized clothing, baby/infant clothes, special occasion items, shoes, jewelry, and handbags. 

  • Operation Sleigh Bells *Collecting until 12/11

Please note that the final day for food collection at all branches will be on Saturday, December 30, 2017.


2017 Erma Dorrer Literary Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2017 College Scholarship Recipients:

  • Cara Ditmar, Dartmouth College
  • Cassidy Sabins, University of Tampa
  • Juliana DiGiacomo, Rutgers University
  • Nicole Weaver, Stockton University

Thank you to all the students who applied this year and we wish you the best of luck on your upcoming college journey!


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Contact Us

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Send any written requests to:

First Financial Foundation
P.O. Box 1172
Toms River, NJ 08754-1172

The First Financial Federal Credit Union Foundation is a non-profit working to support a variety of community programs and organizations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We direct 100% of your contributions to programs because all administrative expenses are paid for by First Financial Federal Credit Union.