June 29, 2018 - Financial Plus Credit Union is Giving Away $1,000 Towards Your Favorite Charity Via Social Media

by Jillian Andrada | Jul 12, 2018
June 29, 2018
By Financial Plus Credit Union

FLINT, MI – Financial Plus wants to award $1,000 towards your favorite charity! Visit Financial Plus’ Facebook page and post a comment with your favorite charity and why, with the hashtag “#LoveMyCommunity” starting July 1st. The person with the comment that has the most votes will win $1,000 donated to their favorite charity, and a $100 Visa gift for them.

“Financial Plus is heavily involved in the community and we are always looking for ways to give back. This contest gives our Facebook followers the chance to bring awareness and donate to their favorite charity.” said Olga Long, Senior Vice President of Financial Plus Credit Union.

To enter the contest, post a comment July 1st - July 31st on the FPCU Facebook page with what charity is your favorite and why with the hashtag “#LoveMyCommunity”. After commenting, “LIKE” and share the contest. FPCU will choose the top 5 comments and post them on their Facebook timeline on August 1st. Then, FPCU followers will vote on the best “#LoveMyCommunity” comment August 1st - August 10th at 10:00 a.m. Whoever receives the most votes will win a $100 Visa gift card and $1,000 donated to their favorite charity!*

To learn more about this contest, please contact Kristen Brisbin, Public Relations Specialist of Financial Plus Credit Union at (810) 244-2507.

Financial Plus Credit Union is a Flint-based, member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving over 55,000 members in 34 counties in Michigan. Financial Plus Credit Union operates through seven conveniently located offices in Flint, Flint Township, Swartz Creek, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Howell, Saginaw, and the rest of the Tri-City area. For more information, please visit www.myfpcu.com or call 800-748-0451.

*NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. The contest is open to legal residents of Michigan. One entry per person. The contest begins  July 1, 2018 and ends July 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Voting starts August 1st, 2018 10:00 a.m. EST. and ends August 10th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Winner will be notified August 10th, 2018 after 10:00 a.m. EST. Check will be made out to the winning Charity. The charity must be a 501 C and will need to provide Financial Plus a W-9. Financial Plus reserves the right to reject any entries that are deemed inappropriate. During voting, if any person entering the contest uses deceptive methods to provide an unfair advantage, their submission will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Financial Plus. Failure to comply with any rules is grounds for immediate disqualification from the contest. Financial Plus reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest at any time. Employees of Financial Plus and other companies associated with the contest, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the immediate families of such persons, are not eligible to win.  See Credit Union for full details.
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MAY

Run Like an Animal Race on May 5th - FPCU will be the Finish Line Sponsor at the “Run Like an Animal” 5K race in Saginaw. The race starts at the Swan Valley High School, half marathon run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 8:40 a.m. For more information, please visit www.tritofinish.com.
 
GM Flint Assembly Plant Visit May 8th - FPCU continues to hold onsite plant visits and shows support to GM. We will have an informational table and will continue to visit the plant throughout the year.

Davison Branch Ground Breaking Ceremony on May 10th – To celebrate our new branch location we will host a ground breaking ceremony on Friday, May 10th. The ground-breaking ceremony will mark the beginning of construction for the new building located at 8075 Lapeer Rd. in Davison. We anticipated the Davison Branch will be open for business in the fall of 2019.


Elizabeth Ann Johnson Memorial High School Reality Fair on May 10th FPCU is very passionate about educating our future generation and is a key reason why we are supporting the Flint Area Credit Union Reality Fair. The Reality Fair is a hands-on experience in which students, after identifying their career and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for the living basics (housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food). This Reality Fair will have 100 seniors and will take place at Elizabeth Ann Johnson Memorial High School.

Humane Society Employee Volunteer Day on May 17th - Financial Plus is honored to be a sponsor of the Humane Society of Genesee County and will have employees on site at the shelter to volunteer on May 17th. Volunteers will perform much needed tasks around the shelter and get to interact with the animals that are up for adoption.


102.5 WIOG Random Acts of Kindness May 24th – FPCU and 102.5 WIOG will host their fourth “Random Acts of Kindness” in 2019 with a cooler theme. We will be giving away 102 cooler packs provided by Financial Plus and 102.5 WIOG. 102.5 WIOG will also be broadcasting their morning show promoting a special FPCU checking offer for anyone who stops in the branch to redeem their giveaway.


Fenton Chamber Golf Outing May 31st – Financial Plus is pleased to be a returning hole sponsor of the annual Fenton Chamber Golf Scramble at Spring Meadows Country Club.


JUNE

Crim Kids Classic on June 1st - Financial Plus Credit Union is a proud sponsor of the Crim Kids Classic event held in downtown flint. Children ages 0-12 can race in one of the following races: the Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot, Quarter Mile, Half Mile, and One Mile Run. The Crim’s main focus for this event is health, wellness, and fitness while providing fun activities throughout the day sponsored by community organizations. Children participating in a race will each receive a medal and a T-shirt. For more information please visit www.crim.org.

Hometown Days Parade on June 1st
– The Swartz Creek Branch and FPCU volunteers will parade downtown Swartz Creek for the annual Hometown Days Parade. For information, visit www.HometownDays.org.

Shred It Days on June 7th and June 21st  
- FPCU will host two shred it days: Fenton branch on June 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Main branch on June 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Shred It days provides a good way to clean out old documents, checks, etc. and helps prevent confidential information from being compromised.


Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Employee Volunteer Day on June 14th
– Financial Plus is honored to be a sponsor of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Volunteers are critical to the mission and daily work of the Food Bank. Without their help, they could not reach out and help those in need of food. That is why FPCU employees will be volunteering on June 14th, to help sort food donations that get dropped off at the food bank.

102.5 WIOG Random Acts of Kindness on June 28th – FPCU and 102.5 WIOG will host their fifth “Random Acts of Kindness” in 2019 with a baseball theme. We will be giving away 102 Cracker Jack boxes provided by Financial Plus. 102.5 WIOG will also be broadcasting their morning show promoting a special FPCU checking offer for anyone who stops in the branch to redeem their giveaway. 

JULY

Howell Summer Golf Classic on July 15th  FPCU will be a returning Sponsor at the Howell Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. Commercial Business Lender Jacquie Ochs and FPCU clients will attend this year’s outing. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive on July 26th – Did you know each pint of blood donated can help save up to THREE LIVES? FPCU will host a blood drive at our Main office from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to help give the American Red Cross blood donation numbers a lift for the summer months when the need is very high. Donation time is typically less than 15 minutes. If you would like to be a donor, please contact Kristen Brisbin, at (810) 244-2507.

Elder Financial Exploitation Seminar on July 31st  
– FPCU and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting an Elder Financial Exploitation seminar. The main focus will be to discuss how elderly members can determine if they are being exploited and/or how family can determine if an elderly family member is being exploited. If you would like to attend, please contact Kristen Brisbin at
(810) 244-2507.

AUGUST

Saginaw Branch 5 Year Anniversary on August 2nd  The celebration will take place at our Saginaw Branch on Friday, August 2nd, 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. This celebration will include a live radio remote, refreshments, games, prizes and promotional item giveaways. We have a special checking offer for this event: Receive $150 when you open a checking account and enroll in direct deposit or receive $25 when you open a Kids Club Savings account. 

Old Newsboys Million Dollar Golf Classic on August 12th – FPCU is honored to be the returning Platinum Sponsor at the 20th Annual Old Newsboys Million Dollar Golf Classic. The Old Newsboys helps needy children within our community, and sponsoring this event is just one way we can help them reach their goal. The event will be held at the Flint Elks Golf Club, and offers a free driving range, lunch, dinner buffet, silent auction and a chance to win a prize at each hole. For more information, please visit www.onbflint.org

 

Crim Expo on August 22nd and 23rd  FPCU will have a table at the 2019 Crim Expo on August 23rd and 24th at the Riverfront Center in Downtown Flint. The Crim race attracts approximately 50,000 people each year. Every runner attends the Expo to obtain their race bib and race information.

Crim Teddy Bear Trot on August 23rd – 
FPCU will be the returning Presenting Sponsor at the 2019 Teddy Bear Trot. The quarter mile race is for runner’s ages 0 – 12 years old. The runners will race down Saginaw Street and receive medals once they cross the finish line from Financial Plus volunteers. For more information, visit www.crim.org.

WIOG Michigan Made Giveaway Random Acts on August 30th – FPCU and 102.5 WIOG will host their seventh “Random Acts of Kindness” in 2019 with a Michigan Made Theme. We will be giving away 102 Michigan Made packages. 102.5 WIOG will also be broadcasting their morning show promoting a special FPCU checking offer for anyone who stops in the branch to redeem their Michigan Made giveaway.

SEPTEMBER

GM CCA Safety Fair September 9th – September 13th FPCU continues to show support to GM by joining other local businesses at the GM CCA Safety Fair where we will have an info table at the event. FPCU volunteers will be at the plant from September 9th – September 13th.

Member Appreciation Day on September 6th – Financial Plus values and appreciates the business from our membership. Please join us as we thank our members during this year’s Membership Appreciation Day on Friday, September 6th. To begin the festivities, cookies will be served from 9:00 a.m. until noon. We will be providing beverages and lunch from Little Caesars from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at all FPCU locations. We hope you can attend the event!

Smoking Jazz and BBQ Blues Festival on September 6th and 7th – FPCU will be the returning Half Rack Sponsor at the 2019 Smoking Jazz and BBQ Blues Festival in downtown Brighton. Attendees will enjoy smooth jazz music and barbecue style food on Main Street at the Barbecue Blues Festival beginning Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. and on Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. For information, visit www.brightoncoc.org.

Taste in Grand Blanc on September 11th – FPCU is pleased to be back as the Title Sponsor for Taste in Grand Blanc. At this event, guests will enjoy their favorite cuisine from several Grand Blanc restaurants set-up inside the Captain’s Club at Woodfield from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.grandblancchamber.com.

Pink Night Palooza Bake Sale on September 27th – It’s time to bake some sweet treats for a good cause! FPCU will host their Annual Pink Night Palooza Bake Sale on Friday, September 27th! Baked goods can be purchased at affordable prices and the variety of sweet treats will be available at all FPCU locations until the last bake good is gone. Proceeds from the bake sale will go towards Pink Night Palooza’s fundraising efforts.



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