MSGCU helps Turning Point and families looking for new start

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (May 21, 2015) — As part of its “Year of Giving Back,” Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) created a month filled with special events to support the programs of Turning Point. Based in Macomb County, Turning Point is a not-for-profit organization that serves and supports women and families who suffer from physical and psychological abuse.

As part of the outreach for Turning Point, MSGCU’s Chesterfield Office made a monetary contribution to the organization’s educational outreach programs, coordinated a number of collections of supplies requested by Turning Point, provided financial information for clients, and participated in an awareness campaign.

“We wanted to support Turning Point in this way because they help people change their lives,” said Theresa Cleveland, MSGCU Chesterfield Branch Manager. “Each member of the Chesterfield branch was very excited to help the people this organization serves. The members of our team also imagined and instituted the many ways we would help Turning Point throughout the month.”

The MSGCU Chesterfield branch reached out to Turning Point as part of MSGCU’s “Year of Giving Back” program. Each month in 2015, an MSGCU branch is selecting a non-profit organization in the Southeast Michigan community to support. The Chesterfield branch of MSGCU is located at 34700 23-Mile Road, Chesterfield, Michigan, 48047.

The month of activities kicked off with branch members installing ribbons on trees in the community to drive awareness of the month as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The branch also purchased cleaning supplies and coordinated a collection for a variety of products with the other MSGCU branches.

The branch made a $600 donation to Turning Point’s educational programming in Macomb County Schools. Finally, designed as ongoing support, MSGCU provided brochures on financial health that will be shared with Turning Point clients.

Turning Point provides a supportive and safe environment for victims of domestic violence. With a 15-bed shelter and 24-hour crisis line, it was one of the first programs of its kind. Today, the agency operates from four locations: a 39-bed emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis line, a combined outreach, administrative office and second hand store, a Personal Protection Order Office, and a Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiners Program. More information about Turning Point can be found at

About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
Named one of the Top Workplaces in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2014 and 2013, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union has been providing quality financial services to its members for 60 years. With 11 offices located throughout Macomb and Oakland counties, MSGCU has more than 100,000 members, $1.5 billion in assets and 270 employees. For more than 20 years, the Credit Union has earned five stars, the highest possible rating, as reported by BauerFinancial. In addition, MSGCU has earned high member satisfaction ratings, scoring 97% or higher for more than 10 years. MSGCU was named Michigan Credit Union of the Year for 2015 by the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL).
Founded by a small group of teachers, principals, and other school employees in 1954, MSGCU today offers a full range of loan, savings and checking products and financial services for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit or call (586) 263-8800 or (866) MSGCU4U.
Attachments: (left to right): Turning Point Community Relations & Volunteer Coordinator Alyse D. Johnson, Branch Manager Theresa Cleveland, Assistant Branch Manager Zeena Giorgis, Teller Biljana Tomoski.
Note: Second Hand Rose is part of Turning Point’s programs and accepts donations for the organization.

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