In an effort to pay it forward to the communities that it serves, has announced that its fourth annual Give Big Weekend will take place on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.
“Giving Big is all about uniting as one to support charitable causes,” said President and CEO Robert Bava. “When team members at Community Choice engage with our local communities, we know the sum of what we can achieve is far greater than what we can achieve as individuals. Whether it’s Give Big Weekend or the $100,000 that the credit union provides in scholarships every year, we are committed to improving our communities.”
The credit union, which is headquartered in Farmington Hills, invites members and people in surrounding communities to join the Community Choice Team for the Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes, held Sept. 15 at the Detroit Zoo. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m., and is approximately two miles long.
Participants are required to raise $25 which will go directly to The American Diabetes Association; all participants receive free admission to the zoo on Sept. 15. To sign up for the Community Choice team, visit www.givebigweekend.com.
Community Choice team members, family, and friends will also be volunteering on Give Big Weekend at charities and local organizations performing the following tasks:
- Packaging food at Gleaners Community Food Bank
- Assisting with registration for the second annual Earthworks Farms Harvest Dinner Event
- Grounds beautification at Vista Maria & Kensington Metropark
Community Choice Credit Union’s seven southeast Michigan branches are also collection points for donations of non-perishable food items, through Sept. 14. All collected food donations will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. To date, the Credit Union has received a total of 375 food items.
Last year, Community Choice team members and family combined to volunteer 750 hours during Give Big Weekend. In addition, the credit union raised nearly $9,000 which directly benefited charitable programs. The donated time and money helped charities and local organizations including:
- Gleaners Community Food Bank
- Vista Maria
- The American Diabetes Association
- Kensington Metropark
- Canterbury on the Lake
Learn more at www.communitychoicecu.com.
Source: Community Choice Credit Union press release