American 1 Credit Union partners with R.J.’s Heavenly Delights to donate to breast cancer research

JACKSON, MI (November 9, 2020) — Today American 1 Credit Union and R.J.’s Heavenly Delights announced a combined donation of $740 to breast cancer research. During the month of October, a portion of each pink treat sold was donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Michigan by R.J.’s Heavenly Delights, and American 1 matched all donations up to $500.

“When R.J.’s approached us with this idea, we immediately sprang into action,” said Janelle Merritt, VP of Community Partnerships for American 1 Credit Union. “Working with a local business and supporting breast cancer research made this partnership a perfect fit. Our community thrives because of businesses like R.J.’s Heavenly Delights, and we are so thankful for their commitment to Jackson and their willingness to give back to others as well.”

R.J.’s Heavenly Delights is a family-owned business founded in 2014 in remembrance of their son. The sweet treat shop features a vibrant and fun atmosphere with desserts that are sure to make you smile – including cheesecakes, cupcakes, crazy shakes, macarons, and much more.

Yvette Wilkie, owner of R.J.’s Heavenly Delights, said, “I was so encouraged by American 1’s creativity and desire to support our small business. This initiative helped increase our exposure during a tough year while benefitting an important cause. We know people who have been personally impacted by breast cancer and are pleased to help support awareness and research.”

R.J.’s Heavenly Delights (1194 North West Ave. Unit A, Jackson, MI 49202) is open Tuesday – Saturday noon to 7:30pm and noon to 5pm on Sundays. Whether you’re getting married, celebrating the birth of a baby, throwing a crazy birthday party, or getting together for a reunion, R.J.’s Heavenly Delights is ready to serve you.

About American 1 Credit Union

Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 65,000 members, including over 270 employees, with 17 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Wayne, and Calhoun counties. American 1, recipient of the Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union Award for 2023, is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.


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