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Helping Students Start Off The Year With Free School Supplies

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Published: Sep 3, 2019

Helping Students Start Off The Year With Free School Supplies

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Rallied by its CU Involved committee, MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) employees came through for local students. Employees donated school supplies for districts in Lansing and Oakland County during its annual drive.


Items donation by the Lansing branches:        Items donated by Oakland County branches:

Over 100 packets of pencils and pens                 Over 330 pencils

Over 100 folders                                              Over 50 notebooks

Over 100 notebooks                                         Over 50 glue sticks

Over 50 boxes of pencils, markers, and crayons  15 erasers

25 pencil boxes                                                Over 10 pairs of scissors

Over 10 containers of Clorox wipes                    10 boxes of markers

                                                                      Two cases of bottled water


 “This school supply collection was driven by our CU Involved committee, composed internally of employee volunteers,” said Silvia Dimma, MSUFCU’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “The generosity our employees show for youth in need in our communities is gratifying to see. Time and time again they help others in any way they can.”


“When families are struggling to make ends meet, school supplies are the last thing on their list even though they’re needed,” said Brian Philson, President and CEO of Highfields.  “Many teachers often try to offset the cost by providing supplies out of their own pockets just so students don’t fall behind. Thanks to MSU Federal Credit Union, Highfields’ clients have one less thing to worry about.”


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions, Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and for the fifth year, was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For. MSUFCU has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years, and was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for six consecutive years. The Credit Union has also been recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult and Youth Financial Education Awards, and the Louise Herring Award as well as an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Award by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has 19 branches, more than 280,000 members, nearly $4.5 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees.