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Chief Financial Credit Union Partners with Rochester College to Help Homeless this Season

Last week, Chief Financial Credit Union and Rochester College launched a collection drive called “Packs of Hope” to be donated to HOPE Adult Shelter and Recuperative Center this December.

“It is so easy to take what we have for granted,” said Sheila Mitchell, Chief Financial Loan Processor. “We wanted to do something that would make an instant impact on the homeless individuals in our community. These Packs of Hope have essential hygiene and basic items not often donated to homeless shelters.”

A team of credit union employees and Rochester College students and staff, calling themselves the “Collection Crew,” will be collecting hygiene and travel size essentials over the next two weeks to prepare 125 Packs of Hope for those in need.

“The packs will have the basics that someone would need to get through a night or two in a homeless shelter,” said Cheryl Boodram, VP of sales and marketing at Chief Financial. “HOPE Adult Shelter and Recuperative Center is an incredible resource, and we want to help them as much as we can during the cold winter months here in Michigan.”

On Dec. 11, the Collection Crew will assemble the bags to be delivered to HOPE. Chief Financial and Rochester College are asking for the community to get involved by donating items to be added to the Packs of Hope.

“Chief Financial is an amazing partner to Rochester College, so when they came to us with the Packs of Hope idea, we were thrilled to be able to gather RC students and staff to partner with them,” said Jen Porter, Rochester College Director of Development and Alumni Relations. “Staff and faculty have already started collecting items and we have students ready to put together the Packs of Hope with the Chief team.”

Donations can be dropped off to Chief Financial Credit Union’s Rochester Hills headquarters, located at 200 Diversion Street, now through Dec. 10 during normal business hours. You can also access a full list of donation ideas on Amazon to shop and deliver directly to Chief Financial here.

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2018-12-07 00:00:00