5 Free Things To Do In Lansing In February
It's the shortest month of the year, but there is a lot to do! Check out these fun and free events to make the most of your February in the Lansing area.
Giving back to our community is something we all take pride in here at the Credit Union. One of the many ways we gave back in 2017 is through our yearlong charity campaign, during which we raised funds and volunteered for five local charities: Many Hands, Capital Area Humane Society, The Firecracker Foundation, Stiggy’s Dogs, and Capital Area United Way. Throughout the past year, employees raised $170,267 for these charity partners, respectively donating $34,053 to each organization. So how did employees raise all of that money? Here are a few of the ways we fundraised and volunteered our time to support five charities.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Credit Union celebrated two grand openings to ceremoniously introduce our new branches located in Clarkston, Michigan, and Ortonville, Michigan. We were able to welcome these two additional locations as a result of a merger with former Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union (CBCCU).
Are you ready for the busiest shopping time of the year? Thanksgiving weekend kicks off holiday shopping season and we want to make sure you’re prepared to shop smart. Take a look at the upcoming weekend day-by-day to help make your shopping adventures stress-free.
Did you know MSUFCU was originally founded in November 1937 by a group of MSU professors seeking a safe alternative to banking in an effort to help campus employees after the Great Depression? In fact, during the first few years, the Credit Union was operated from a desk drawer in the Administrative Building on MSU’s campus!
As a Credit Union employee, I love that my employer makes giving back to the community a priority. From January 2016 through June 2016, Credit Union employees focused our fundraising efforts to support Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center (Small Talk). During this six-month campaign, our Charity Committee set a goal to raise $75,000 to help Small Talk positively impact children in our community.
As August quickly approaches, we try to prepare ourselves for the last days of summer. Before the summer fades, weekends become filled with football, and Halloween decorations begin lining store aisles, here are 20 things you can still do to make the most of the warm, sunny days, as well as the rainy ones.
The United Way campaign at the Credit Union kicked off last week on July 1. I am especially excited for this year’s campaign because not only will I be able to help give back to our community with my fellow co-workers, but this will be my first time being a part of the Credit Union’s United Way committee!
At the Credit Union, we answer all member calls at our headquarters. Over 40,000 calls every month go through the Call Center. This week, let's take a look behind the scenes to see what goes on when you call in! (Plus, I dove into the Credit Union archive to find some cool old photos.)
The Giving Tree displays are up in the branches! Anyone can now go to a branch and pick up a gift tag to help a child in need. This year, we have partnered with Spartan Village Apartments and Child and Family Charities. Through the generosity of our members and employees, almost 200 children in the greater Lansing area will receive holiday gifts. These children might not receive any holiday gifts if not for the Giving Trees.
The holidays have begun! November is a great month for spending time with your family and there are plenty of activities for every age in this month. From sports to music to exploring different cultures, there’s always something happening in Lansing.
Today is International Credit Union Day! There are almost 60,000 credit unions in 105 countries. That’s 217 million members worldwide taking advantage of the credit union difference at over 57,000 credit unions. Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations.
Halloween is right around the corner! Have you been thinking about costumes and candy? The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that over 157 million Americans will take part in Halloween this year and will spend $6.9 billion dollars. That’s an average cost of $74.34 per person. At MSUFCU, we believe you can do Halloween a lot cheaper than $75 a person! Below are some ways we are saving this season.