The Desk Drawer Fund Gives to Highfields' Counseling and Support Programs
In response to the pandemic, Highfields initiated their new program, the Family Relief Fund. The Family Relief Fund provides the necessities families need during this crisis such as emergency assistance, housing support, child care needs, and groceries. Through this, Highfields established their new development slogan, “Same Mission, Different Strategies.” They are committed to serving their families during the pandemic by tele-therapy, phone calls, and social-distant visits.
Highfields has also modified their after-school program, “Summer Camp in a Box,” where they give children and families learning activities to do at home. Highfields proudly serves 7,000 people in mid-Michigan each year. Their mission is to provide opportunities to children, youth, and families to become more responsible for their own lives and to strengthen their relationships with others. The Desk Drawer Fund’s donation will go directly to families and children in the Highfields’ counseling and support program.
“I am proud to work for MSUFCU because of the organization’s dedication to serving the community. The employees and leadership at MSUFCU truly live out their mission of giving back through their charitable work, which benefits multiple organizations dedicated to serving those who need it most in our local community. It makes me especially proud when I know that my employer is always willing to support the causes closest to my heart,” said Erika, MSUFCU employee and Highfields Board Chair-Elect and Fund Development Committee Co-Chairperson.
“I have served as a Board member with Highfields for the last three years and believe in their mission of supporting youth and their family during their time of crisis. I was so excited to learn that MSUFCU’s Desk Drawer Fund was willing to support Highfields so they can continue helping families during their time of need, especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your generosity and for your continued commitment to the community!”
The Desk Drawer Fund is a foundation supporting the MSUFCU and OU Credit Union communities, and is proud to support Highfields. To learn more about the Desk Drawer Fund, visit deskdrawerfund.org.