OU Credit Union Announces 2018 Charity Partners
We are excited to announce that Credit Union employees selected four charity partners for their 2018 charity campaign! Each year, employees work together to support our communities through a yearlong charity campaign. Credit Union employees raised more than $170,000 for our 2017 charity partners and look forward to increasing their fundraising and volunteer efforts this year.
Employees will raise funds and awareness throughout the year for these local organizations: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Kids’ Food Basket, Lighthouse of Oakland County, and Capital Area United Way (CAUW).
CASA provides highly trained volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who are under court jurisdiction due to abuse and neglect. They serve Barry, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. These volunteers, called Court Appointed Special Advocates, partner with the courts and child welfare agencies to ensure children receive needed services and placements in the most appropriate, safe, and loving permanent homes. CASA provided compassionate advocacy to over 100 children throughout 2016.
Kids’ Food Basket serves nearly 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan through their Sack Supper program. Sack Suppers are evening meals that are well-rounded and nutritious —something that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies.
Lighthouse of Oakland County provides both short-term emergency assistance and a wide range of support and services designed to help families become economically self-sufficient. As one of the leading providers of emergency assistance in Oakland County, Lighthouse assists more than 10,000 families annually with emergency food, utility assistance, transitional and supportive housing, foreclosure prevention, and many other services to help families through immediate crises.
The Capital Area United Way supports tri-county programs and services that address complex health and human service problems. They believe that everyone in the tri-county area deserves the opportunity to have a good life through a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.