“MSUFCU came on board this year in many different ways. They became corporate sponsors, provided direction and manpower for the kids area of the event, as well as provided two amazing committee members. MSUFCU embodies community involvement and strong corporate responsibility. The Alzheimer's Association could not be happier or more thankful for their support.”— Rachel, Associate Walk Director, Walk to End Alzheimer's
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MSUFCU Holds Toy Drive for Sparrow

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Published: Jun 20, 2018

MSUFCU Collects Toys and Books for Sparrow Children's Center

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MSUFCU has once again partnered with the Sparrow Foundation to collect toys and books for children at Sparrow Hospital. The Credit Union collected over 500 items to help support Sparrow Children’s Center.


During the month of May, MSUFCU members and employees worked together to generously donate a variety of toys including crafts, board games, baby dolls, actions figures, stuffed animals, and books. The new toys will help to cheer up Sparrow’s youngest patients.


The Sparrow Children’s Center is a place for young patients and their families to spend time playing, relaxing, and healing at a “home away from home” during their stay at Sparrow. It provides state of the art technological care in both pediatric and neonatal departments. Each year the Sparrow Children’s Center has more than 54,000 visitors, and the new toys help to brighten each family’s experience.


Caregivers from the individual pediatric areas were present at the drop-off on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to help pick out toys that would best fit their department’s needs. Children from the Pediatric Play Room, Child Life Therapy, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Pediatric Oncology, and Pediatric Subspecialty areas will now have plenty of new toys to play with while healing and receiving care.


“We are thankful for the support Sparrow Children’s Center provides for our community,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, MSUFCU’s Chief Community Development Officer. “We are grateful for the opportunity to brighten the stay of children being treated at Sparrow and overwhelmed by the generosity of the community to make this toy drive possible.”