“We are always so appreciative of the support of our sponsors for this event. MSUFCU not only contributes funds, but also contributes our print materials, billboards, hosts a booth for the children with face-painting and balloon animals, etc. The children of our community are able to learn about good health practices and be exposed to health care professionals in a non-threatening environment because of the Teddy Bear Picnic. ”— Barbara Ball-McClure, Teddy Bear Picnic Event Coordinator
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Ele's Place Celebrates Grand Opening of Children's Garden

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Giving back to the community is a core value at MSUFCU and each year, the Credit Union chooses a local charity to support. In 2009, MSUFCU employees were excited to choose Ele’s Place as their charity campaign fundraiser for the year.

 

After six months of fundraising through raffles, dress down days, and other activities to encourage participation, more than $24,000 was raised! The funds were used to create a beautiful memory garden, the Children’s Garden, which will serve as a space for children to reflect and remember loved ones.

 

On June 4, 2013, Ele’s Place celebrated the much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony of their new Children’s Garden.

 

Credit Union volunteers helped to plant flowers in the garden on Saturday, June 1 in preparation for the opening of the garden, and another group of volunteers attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in support of Ele’s Place.

 

A plaque was placed on the wall outside of Ele’s Place to recognize MSUFCU for our donation to help support children at their organization.

 

Ele’s Place is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families. For more information about Ele’s Place, please visit: http://www.elesplace.org/.