Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions Charity Committee

Purpose Statement

Keeping with the Credit Union philosophy of "People Helping People," Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions Charity Committee will provide the necessary support to make a positive charitable impact within our combined communities.

The Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions has sought to focus and unify our charitable efforts among the 32 credit unions stretching from Port Huron down to Detroit. Recognizing this need a committee was formed January 23, 2007.

Charity Focus in 2016

January – February:  The ARC
The ARC advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.     

March – April:  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
This non-profit organization is dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.          

May – June:  Mercy Education Project
The Mercy Education Project provides a caring, supportive learning environment for low-income women and girls who have experienced educational challenges.         

July – August: Schools Supplies Initiative
Cash and in-kind donations are collected and distributed to various organizations that provide school supplies to children in need.

September – October:  Wigs4Kids
Wigs4Kids is dedicated to help build the self-esteem of young patients dealing with hair loss.        

November:  Operation Care Package of Michigan
This dedicated group of volunteers sends care packages to servicemen and women that are stationed overseas.             

December:  Friends of Foster Kids
This group provides gifts during the holiday season to foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters.     


Also in December, we will select an additional charity to receive $1,500 from the Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions. Employees will have the chance to nominate a charity at the Employee Appreciation Event in March and the committee will narrow down the nominations. Check our Facebook page for more information.

To join the charity committee or for additional information, please contact:

Julie Donnellon
Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union
586-263-8800 x229