Humanitarian Highlight 2/28: Become the Inspiration
Happy Thursday everyone and welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight! Check out what these amazing #creditunions have done to be an inspiration.
Donated $25,000 to SERV Behavioral Health System. SERV Behavioral Health System is an organization in helping adults and children who are working their hardest in recovering from a serious mental illness or coping with a developmental disability.
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With a determined attitude to help create a #CUdifference, Members First CU donated $190,000 to non-profit organizations in the year 2018.
“Embracing the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’ Members First proudly fulfilled its pledge to donate the $109,300 refund in 2018. Contributions included a $50,000 donation to Manchester Safe Station, helping individuals struggling with addiction find a path to recovery, and a $50,000 donation to Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL), furthering the bond between Manchester police officers and at-risk youth. Members First added a corporate contribution of $20,700 to the remaining $9,300 from the rebate to purchase a van for Granite Pathways, an organization that supports individuals with mental illness and substance use disorder. The van will primarily be used to transport youth receiving treatment at the facility.” Members First CU
Presented a generous check to Tammie Showalter. She accepted the check on behalf of Haiti Deaf Outreach. Each year, BMI FCU employees get together to talk about which organization they want to donate to. With the help of their charitable donation committee, EDGE; the donation would pay for school supplies to be handed out to the deaf children in Haiti.
Presented a $10,000 check to the commissioners of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. The donation is an effort to help support the work of MLK and to advance into focusing on the equality, diversity and social justice. This non-profit organization is a way to help educate and focuses on mid-Michigan’s pressings needs for literacy, hunger, mentoring, educating, and community enrichment.
Donated $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Gardner. The club brings many children joy, excitement, and a safe place for them to learn about the real world skills and attributes they will one day need. With the donation from GFA, the Boys & Girls Club wants to put it towards the new growth plan they hope to have one day since the amount of children are growing.
Proudly funded many projects across five local schools in an effort to help the students in any way possible. Donations ranged between $500-$2,000. To be creative with the students and to get them more engaged with the campus, one of the schools will take the funds that were donated to them to create a café who would be entirely run by their students.
Gearing Elementary School in St. Clair, does the unthinkable. Each year, students plan out which project or organization they want to help out. They decided to help raise money to rebuild 24 year old St. Clair’s popular Imagination Station playground at Grieg Park. Amongst the classrooms, the teachers found out a way to make it as fun as possible and interactive with the students.
“Instead of collecting coins to see which classroom could raise the most, they planned a penny war. Classrooms received points for the pennies and dollars collected in their jars, but lost points for any silver coins donated. After sitting atop the leader board early in the contest, a flood of quarters, dimes and nickels into their donation jar left one kindergarten class with a negative point total but an impressive contribution to the fundraising effort." Riverview Community CU
With huge amounts of coins pouring in, Riverview Community CU was contacted to help count the coins. This fabulous CU quickly became part of the fundraiser and helped out in any way they can provide for the fundraiser. Furthermore, the total amount the students collected was $4,205.04.