Pictured above: team members volunteered at numerous events during our 30 days of giving.
Organizing our biggest Give Big® event to date was a challenging and extremely rewarding experience. It reinforced our commitment to the communities we have served during the past 82 years, and introduced our Give Big philosophy to our newest neighbors in Shelby Township, Muskegon, Jackson, Spring Arbor, Hillsdale and Michigan Center.
When team members reflect on their experiences with volunteering in the community, we consistently hear the words “amazing”, “rewarding”, and “inspiring”. From serving lunch at local foodbanks, building wheelchair ramps for residents of the community, or donating blood, Community Choice team members found a way to give back to their communities nearly every day in the last month.
“The Give Big spirit is something we take a tremendous amount of pride in here at Community Choice” says Nick Parrino, Give Big Committee Chair. “Although we expanded it from a weekend to 30 days, helping others is something we focus on throughout the entire year. Our culture here is unlike anywhere else I have ever worked.”
It’s true. Community Choice is proud to employ team members who are genuinely interested and invested in helping others. Their kindness and compassion is second to none. Every full-time team member at the credit union is given 24 hours of volunteer time each year. This benefit allows working professionals the flexibility to give of their time and talent - and support our mission to help all of our neighbors live the life they desire.
“The Give Big culture runs deep at Community Choice Credit Union as we all put the philosophy of giving big into action,” said Robert Bava, Community Choice Credit Union CEO. “We launched the Community Choice Foundation and our Give Big philosophy in 2008 as a way to give back to members and neighbors, and it has become a way of life for us. Since 2008, more than 20,000 volunteer hours and more than $1 million have been donated to charitable programs in Michigan.”
During our 30 days of giving, we partnered with 30 organizations to create engaging ways for team members to get involved in the communities we serve. Continue to watch for updates as we tally up the results and celebrate Give Big Month.