Tis still the season for giving: DCECU employees collecting canned goods, toiletries for local pantries in January

DCECU members and the public also invited to contribute to the drive

MIDLAND, MI (January 3, 2018) — The staff at Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union ( is working to help ensure that local families start the new year off with stocked cabinets. Throughout the month of January, DCECU is collecting food and personal care items to be divided among organizations in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties that distribute resources to community members.

“In these bitterly cold winter months, we want to help local families keep food on the table and personal-care necessities in the bathroom cabinet,” said DCECU Executive Assistant to the CEO Susan Phillips, who organized the drive. “What started out as an idea for a small, internal campaign for our employees has snowballed into something larger that the whole community can contribute to.”

While each week features specific items that are being sought, all donations are welcomed. Contributions can be dropped off at the greeter desk at the credit union, which is located at 600 E. Lyon Rd. in Midland.

The weekly schedule of featured items for collection is as follows:

  • Week of Jan. 1: Canned green beans; shampoo
  • Week of Jan. 8: Canned baked beans; toothpaste
  • Week of Jan. 15: Canned corn; toilet paper
  • Week of Jan. 22: Canned soups/stews; toothbrushes
  • Week of Jan. 29: Canned meats (e.g., tuna, corned beef, chicken, etc.); stick deodorant

About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union

Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its members and dedicated to providing them with smart, affordable banking solutions. Located in Midland, Michigan, DCECU has $2.1 billion in assets and nearly 73,500 members and has been recognized multiple times by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for top performance in saving members money. Membership is open to employees and retirees of nearly 100 Select Employer Group companies and their family members, as well as donors to the Midland Area Community Foundation’s DCECU Members Endowed Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit or call 989.835.7794 or 800.835.7794.

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Alisha Toyzan

AGP & Associates, Inc.


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