Genisys Credit Union donates backpacks to Macomb Community Action

AUBURN HILLS, MI (August 14, 2018) — Genisys Credit Union donated 50 backpacks to Macomb Community Action to help get kids ready to start the school year. The backpacks were stuffed with a binder, glue sticks, markers, colored pencils, a pencil case, a highlighter and erasers and were purchased through a partnership with CO-OP Financial Services and school supply company, Yoobi.

Yoobi’s, Fall 2017 Backpack Drive helped 1,300 students start the year off right with CO-OP Financial Services donating financial literacy resources, credit unions providing 650 backpacks and Yoobi matching those donations.

“Genisys is passionate about helping students be successful.” says Genisys President/CEO Jackie Buchanan. “Our hope is that by providing school supplies we are contributing to their success.”

Macomb Community Action provides services to children, families, and seniors to help increase their quality of life. Their mission is “Persistent Action to Diminish Poverty and Promote Independence” and they accomplish this by providing immediate assistance as well as short and long term solutions to their clients so they may become more independent.

“Just as it ‘takes a village to raise a child’, it takes a whole community of partners to make the important work of Macomb Community Action possible. Head Start is the beginning of a life changing experience for both children and families, and we are grateful that Genisys is part of our community of support for Macomb County families, ” said Ernest Cawvey, director of Macomb Community Action.

Genisys Credit Union and Macomb Community Action Staff Sporting the Donated Backpacks


About Genisys Credit Union

Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, the credit union is the fourth largest in Michigan with over 271,000 members and 33 branch locations. With a highly competitive suite of products such as High Yield Genius Checking and Youth Savings Account as well as loans for small to mid-sized businesses, Genisys specializes in providing consumer and business financial solutions through its branches, a multi-channel contact center, and a variety of mobile and online banking services. Genisys has consistently received the highest 5-star Bauer Financial Rating for safety and soundness along with receiving recognition from S&P Global Market Intelligence as a nationwide Top 10 Performing Credit Union. They are also proud to be committed to their communities by annually volunteering over 4,400 hours and partnering on over 1,000 community events. Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok by following @genisyscu. For more information visit


Theresa Doan
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Phone: 248.835.8674

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