November is Giving Month at Community Choice
November is a busy month of giving at Community Choice Credit Union as three charitable efforts, all designed to make a lasting impact on local communities, will commence.
Providing Thanksgiving Meals
On Nov. 20, Dream Centers of Michigan will distribute Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of Pontiac-area families. Forty-eight of those meals will come courtesy of Community Choice team members, who donated the food items and boxed up the meals. This is the second year the credit union has partnered with Dream Centers.
This all started with one team member suggesting a volunteer opportunity last October. That idea turned into over 100 holiday meals for families in Pontiac over the past two years. These boxes include stuffing mix, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, dessert, and all the trimmings. Team members then added extra items, such as holiday napkins, tablecloths, decorations, and cards for the families.
The donation also includes a check for $1,000 to purchase the turkeys, plus the cost of food items for additional boxes. Community Choice team members will also help deliver the meals with the help of Dream Centers.
“The real reward will be seeing the excitement and appreciation on the faces of the families when they receive these amazing boxes,” said Community Engagement Manager Jeremy Cybulski.
New Scholarship Season Opens
Since 2009, the Community Choice Credit Union Foundation has awarded 270 scholarships and invested $1.3 million toward supporting education in Michigan. This year, the credit union is once again offering a total of 25 scholarships.
- 15 graduating high school at $5,000 each
- 6 continuing education at $2,500 each
- 4 skilled trade/vocational training at $2,500 each
Anyone who lives Michigan is eligible to apply; membership is not a requirement. For applications and scholarship requirements, go to MichiganScholarship.com. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. Though the application itself can be completed quickly, students are encouraged begin the process well before the deadline to be sure they have time to secure references and complete the essay.
Presenting Sponsor of Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon
Community Choice Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of 104.3 WOMC’s Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon to benefit Beaumont Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Hospital. The event took place on Nov. 19.
Donations to Children’s Miracle Networks (CMN) Hospitals stay within the community where the funds are raised to provide critical treatments and health care services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. The efforts of CMN Hospitals provide more than 32 million treatments to kids each year.
“We are thrilled to be sponsors of the Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon,” said Organizational Communications Manager Molly Salvi. “We see this as an opportunity to help raise awareness and support for the important work Beaumont Children’s Hospital does to care for Southeast Michigan’s children and their families. As a financial institution, we understand the toll and lasting effects healthcare has on families. If we can help Beaumont Children’s Hospital provide the highest quality care for kids, we’re certainly going to try.”Go to main navigation