Community Financial team members participate in Blue and Black Gives Back
PLYMOUTH, MI (March 1, 2018) — Throughout the month of February, Community Financial Credit Union and its team members have given back to local communities through the “Blue and Black Gives Back” initiative. By nominating and voting for charitable organizations to donate to and volunteering in the community, Community Financial team members have been living out the credit union’s service-oriented philosophy.
Beginning in January, team members nominated and voted to select three organizations to receive a financial donation from the credit union. The 1st place winner, Samaritas Family Center, received a $5,000 donation. The 2nd place winner, Ostego County Animal Shelter, received $2,500 donation, and Live Like Max, the 3rd place winner, received a $1,500 donation.
On February 2nd, Community Financial team members participated in a dress down day, donating non-perishable items and distributing them to local food pantries.
During the month, Community Financial team members also gave back to their communities by volunteering their time. The credit union partnered with Together We Rise to help local foster children. Team members built bikes and decorated birthday boxes that will be delivered to the Foster Closet of Michigan and given to foster children.
They also partnered with the Novi High School Robotics team to build 3D prosthetics hands for children. Community Financial team members helped assemble 39 hands in total. Additionally, Community Financial team members made blankets that were donated to Otsego United Way, The Atlanta Caring Place, and Starfish Family Services.
“Community Financial lives the credit union’s mission of People Helping People,” Community Financial Manager/Community Relations Natalie McLaughlin said. “During our Blue & Black Gives Back initiative, we are able to connect the team to our communities. Giving our team time to help others with projects and donations allows them to give back in powerful ways.”
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