DCECU employees unite to raise money for community organization

MIDLAND, MI (November 13, 2013) — Employees at Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union raised nearly $400.00 for United Way of Midland County through their most recent “Jeans Day” fundraiser and bake sale. For each of the one-day fundraisers, which occur throughout the year, participating DCECU employees donate a minimum of $5.00, which entitles them to wear blue jeans, tennis shoes and logoed attire to work that day. In addition to the donations collected, staff members also organize internal bake sales to support their fundraising efforts.

In addition to its charitable fundraising, the credit union also recently raised $365.00 in a separate Jeans Day fundraiser to support the Michigan Credit Union League Legislative Action Fund (MCULLAF), which provides opportunities for individuals to contribute to candidates for federal office who support the principles of the credit union industry.

With the completion of these final 2013 Jeans Day fundraisers, DCECU staff members have raised $3,759.00 for charitable and community organizations for the year. Beyond the regular Jeans Day fundraisers, staff members recently organized the third annual “Pink Out” silent auction and bake sale, which raised nearly $1,700.00 for Midland Cancer Services. Staff members also have “adopted” the boulevard area in front of the credit union building and will do a fall cleanup of the area as a team service project.

“Our employees work hard to serve not only our credit union members, but the entire community,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “I’m proud to be part of an organization and a team that takes time to look beyond ourselves to make a difference in the lives of others.”

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