Co-op Services Credit Union Launches 4th Annual Backpack Drive

Jeremy Cybulski
Co-op Services Credit Union
800-321-8570, ext. 133

Margaret Blohm
Margaux & Associates, LLC

Donations of new backpacks and school supplies accepted through August 10

Livonia, MI (July 18, 2012) – Co-op Services Credit Union has launched its fourth annual Backpack Drive to run through Friday, August 10, 2012.  Partnering with Volunteers of America, 96.3 WDVD and Fox 2 Detroit, Co-op Services is collecting new backpacks, folders, notebooks, pens, scissors, pencils and other supplies at donation boxes in the credit union’s eight branch offices located throughout metro Detroit.

The donations will be distributed through Volunteers of America and its Operation Backpack initiative. Last year Volunteers of America Michigan distributed 1,200 new backpacks filled with grade appropriate supplies to low-income children in local communities.

“We want to help them exceed that number this year,” said Jeremy Cybulski, youth and community development coordinator for Co-op Services Credit Union.  “Working with schools through our student credit unions and financial literacy programs, we recognize the tremendous need that’s out there for many children to be able to return to school with the supplies they need to start the year.”

The credit union is also participating in the annual “Stuff-A-Bus” event from August 3 through 5, to be held in Taylor, Mich.  Co-op Services staff and the credit union’s Rock Star mascot will be on hand during the event to accept school supply donations.

For more information about the Co-op Services backpack drive and collection locations, visit the credit union’s web site at or call Jeremy Cybulski at 800-321-8570, extension 133.

Headquartered in Livonia, Co-op Services Credit Union has more than 52,000 members and maintains eight full-service branch offices in the Detroit metro area.  Members also have access to more than 3,000 shared branches and 28,000 ATMs nationwide.  For more information about Co-op Services, visit the credit union web site at or call 800.321.8570.

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