December 14, 2020
By Financial Plus Credit Union
FLINT, MI – Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce raised $4,131 for the Old Newsboys of Flint. The monetary donation and funds raised is in lieu of their annual Whatchamacallit networking holiday event. Due to COVID-19 the event was unable to be hosted this year. Whatchamacallit has been hosted over a decade and allows local business professionals to interact with hundreds of other businesses and community professionals while benefiting a great cause.
“Each year, we look forward to hosting Whatchamacallit with Financial Plus Credit Union, but this year is just a little different for all of us. Even though we were unable to host Whatchamacallit, we still wanted to make sure no child was forgotten this holiday season,” remarked Nathan Shue, President of the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1924, the Old Newsboys has helped over 818,000 children celebrate Christmas. Each $20.00 donation helps provide a local child in need with a sweat suit, socks and underclothes, a hat and pair of warm gloves, dental hygiene products, and a new age appropriate gift. With the donation from Financial Plus and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce a total of 206 kids were helped this year.
“We are so proud to have raised these funds for the Old Newsboys of Flint. As an organization it is very important to us to give back to the communities we serve and what better way than to help children receive a wonderful Christmas. The true spirit of the holidays is giving to those who are in need,” remarked Kristen Brisbin, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
Serving over 55,000 members, Financial Plus provides a full range of modern, easily accessible banking products and services to its members. The Credit Union operates through eight conveniently located offices in Flint, Swartz Creek, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Howell, Saginaw, and Davison. For information, visit www.myfpcu.com or call 800-748-0451.