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Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union Donates More Than $20,000 in 2016

Through the generosity of its membership and its employees Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (AAACU) donated $20,066.21 throughout 2016.

Every year, each of AAACU’s seven office locations vote on organizations their office would like to fundraise for each quarter throughout the year, and collectively all locations chose one organization they would like to group fundraise for during one quarter of the year. In 2016 all office locations choose to fundraise for United Way during the 3rd quarter, donating more than $5,000 between three different United Way organizations that assist individuals in the communities in which AAACU serves.

In 2016, AAACU donated to 23 different organizations. In Alpena County AAACU donated to the Alpena D.A.R.E Program, Hospice of Michigan, United Way of Northeast Michigan, Feeding Kids Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Sunrise Mission, 4H, Ossineke Chamber of Commerce, Child and Family Service of Northeast Michigan, Catholic Human Services, Salvation Army and Sunrise Community Food Pantry. In Alcona County AAACU donated to Alcona Roar Store, Alcona Milk Program and the Chosen Ranch. In Montmorency County AAACU donated to Atlanta Baby Basket and Fire EMS Members Charity. In Iosco County AAACU donated to Oscoda Backpack Program, Relay for Life, United Way of Oscoda, Toys for Tots and St. Joseph Health Hospice Program.

If you have an organization that you would like to submit for fundraising, please visit your local office location or email Allison Jakubcin.

The Diaper Alliance Receives Van from Wildfire Credit Union

At the beginning of 2017, Wildfire Credit Union decided to purchase a new credit union vehicle. Instead of trading in their previous vehicle, the management and staff of the credit union decided to give it to an area non-profit that could use it to further their mission. After much research, the decision was made to donate the van to The Diaper Alliance out of Midland.

“There are so many outstanding non-profits in our region that are doing great things. It was when we had the opportunity to meet with The Diaper Alliance and hear their mission, that the decision became much easier. They do such an outstanding job getting diapers to families who do not have the funds to purchase them,” said Vice President of Membership Development Linda McGee. “Last year alone, they distributed over 724,000 diapers through partner agencies throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. By donating our van, The Diaper Alliance will be able serve areas where they were not able to serve previously. We also partnered with Sign Image and they graciously offered to customize the van with The Diaper Alliance logo.”

Debi Keyes, founder and executive director of the Diaper Alliance, commented, “We recently identified parts of our service area that find it very difficult to pick up diaper orders from our warehouse because of distance. The timing of this gift could not have been better.” Keyes added, “We are so thankful that Wildfire Credit Union is helping us to serve those families that have been out of reach. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together.”

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