FOOD DRIVE and SHARE THE WARMTH
When most people think about hunger, they think about TV spots showing a starving child in a third-world country. The truth is, hunger is a problem everywhere in the United States, but it's not always easy to see. Here in Michigan, we are fortunate to have organizations that help people who are struggling to feed their families. Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank are non-profit organizations that provide food to individuals and families in need. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens throughout the greater Grand Rapids and Lansing areas.
FOOD: During the month of January, 2014, please help us gather food items which will be distributed to our area organizations. You can help by dropping off cans of food or other items at any Option 1 Credit Union branch office. For a list of branch locations to find one near you, click here.
COATS, HATS, GLOVES and MORE: In our Grand Rapids region, Option 1 is partnering with JQ99 to help gather gently used coats, hats, gloves, and other winter gear for people in need. Through mid-February, 2014, drop off your items to any Grand Rapids area Option 1 branch office. For more information, click here to visit the JQ99 website.
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL FOOD BANKS
Option 1 Credit Union is proud to support Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank in their efforts with a check presentation to each organization.
Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank are non-profit organizations that provide food to individuals and families in need. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens throughout the greater Grand Rapids and Lansing areas.
HOLIDAY ANGEL TREE TOY DRIVES
Thank you for your generosity this year!
With your help, we were able to help support the Salvation Army (Grand Rapids) and St. Vincent (Lansing) Angel Tree Toy Drives. The goal of the Toy Drives is to treat children and brighten their holiday - and with your help, we did just that - thank you.
Ele's Place is a nonprofit, community-based organization whose mission is to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. Option 1 Credit Union is a proud supporter of Ele's Place, in both the Grand Rapids and Lansing regions.
Through peer support group programs, Ele's Place helps children cope with the death or life-threatening illness of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend. Children ages three to 18 and their parents or guardians are welcome. Regardless of family income, there is no fee for any services. If you or someone you know can benefit from the services of Ele's Place, click here for their website or email Ele's Place at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORTING SPARROW HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Option 1 Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the Sept. 8 Spartan Marching Band Concert for Kids. The MSU Spartan Marching Band is one of the oldest and most recognized university marching bands in the United States. Procedes benefit the Sparrow Children's Center. Click here for more details.
SUPPORTING METRO HEALTH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Metro Health Hospital Foundation hosted their Feelin' Grand on Sept. 21. Option 1 Credit Union was a sponsor of the event. With our branch office located in the Metro Village complex, Option 1 Credit Union serves the hospital community and surrounding area. Proceeds from the annual black-tie fundraiser will benefit Metro's award-winning diabetes program which provides education, health care and support for those diagnosed with diabetes. Metro Health utilizes a team approach to provide complete and high-quality care. Click here for more event details.
GRAND RAPIDS STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK
Option 1 Credit Union was part of this year's Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held on May 4. Thank you for helping to support the Amercian Cancer Society and their fight against breast cancer!
SHARE THE WARMTH 2013
Thank you for your generosity! Option 1 Credit Union partnered with JQ99 and The Pledge to help gather gently used coats, hats, mittens, scarves, and blankets from Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, and Allegan counties to distribute to people in need. Your donations were greatly appreciated!