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Santa Squad

 

December 23: The #LMCUSantaSquad wrapped up our final day of surprises by delivering treats to public service agencies. Our elves visited over 50 organizations across our geographic footprint! Thank you to those who stay open to keep us safe and sound during the holidays!
December 22: The #LMCUSantaSquad teamed up with the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation to surprise Grand Rapids Public Schools students at Palmer Elementary and East Leonard Elementary with holiday gifts. Each student received a special gift and shared in a fun winter story with an LMCU volunteer. Thank you to our members who helped by donating these gifts during our Holly Jolly Toy Drive! #payitforward
December 21: There’s plenty to do during the holiday season, but there’s at least one gift that’s always in demand! Today the #LMCUSantaSquad held blood drives at our corporate office with Michigan Blood. Employees could also register for Be The Match Registry at Michigan Blood which supports the National Marrow Donor Program that provides life-saving bone marrow and stem cell transplants to patients in need. Be a lifesaver and consider making a blood donation appointment today! http://ow.ly/F4wH307lRjE
December 20: Did someone say road trip? The #LMCUSantaSquad teamed up with Eli’s NE Shell Station on Fuller Ave to surprise a few customers by filling up their gas tanks for holiday travel. We also provided $10 in convenience store credit for every customer between 11am – 1pm!
December 19: Today, the #LMCUSantaSquad wanted to make an impact directly to a few members by helping them with their loans! The Santa Squad team visited branches and randomly surprised members by covering one month's loan payment for them.
December 17: We surprised skaters at Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink in downtown Grand Rapids with FREE skating, hot chocolate, and coffee today from 10am-2pm! Keep checking back to see where the #LMCUSantaSquad will be next!
December 16: The #LMCUSantaSquad headed to Kalamazoo today to assist with the Shop with a Cop Program. This program pairs young teens from the Kalamazoo area with a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officer for an evening of holiday shopping for their loved ones.
December 15: Did you know over 70% of the LMCU workforce is made up of women? That’s why we love supporting organizations like the Women’s Resource Center whose mission is to improve women’s workplace and economic opportunities. Today we delivered new and gently used women’s professional attire to their Working Women’s Clothing Closet which provides a comfortable environment where women can develop their professional appearance and attitude!
December 14: Today our SE Michigan staff is in Detroit to volunteer at the Westside Food Distribution Center at Focus:HOPE. Focus: HOPE aims to overcome racism and poverty by providing education and training in addition to operating four food distribution centers for senior citizens across Detroit. #LMCUSantaSquad
December 13: Feeling stressed this month? We wanted to take the pressure off of area college students by passing out treats to get them through exam week. Students, you’re almost to the finish line!
December 12: It’s time to dust off our aprons and cooking skills, because we’re visiting Sophia’s House to prepare a meal for patients and their families! Sophia's House provides a home-away-from-home for patients who travel to Mercy Health Saint Mary's for treatment. It is also a place for families who may live in town but want to be close to their loved one and have a place for respite. #LMCUSantaSquad Saint Mary's Foundati
December 10: Teachers all over the U.S. need our help to bring their classroom dreams to life. The #LMCUSantaSquad chose to fund several projects across our regions that inspired us through Donor's Choose. Consider choosing a project that inspires you and give as you are able. http://ow.ly/JNCb306Z6I8
December 9: The #LMCUSantaSquad is heading to the principal’s office today! Our branch managers are delivering treats to the front office staff at area high schools. Thank you to all of those who keep our schools running so smoothly!
December 8: Today, employees from LMCU are volunteering and showing off their gift giving and wrapping skills at Wedgewood Christian Services! Wedgewood Christan Services is dedicated to supporting and restoring the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being of children, adults, and families in our community.
December 7:
We love volunteering! Our department managers are taking a break out of their December meeting to help non-profits in the Grand Rapids area. We had fun visiting Kids' Food Basket, Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan, Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, Urban Roots, Paws With A Cause ®, Mel Trotter Ministries, Blandford Nature Center, Meals on Wheels Western Michigan, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, and Children's Healing Center!
 
 
December 6: The #LMCUSantaSquad teamed up with Romence Gardens & Greenhouses to purchase 35 wreaths for homeowners through Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County stays on Santa's "nice list" all-year-round by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
December 5: LMCU employees teamed up with Home Repair Services of Kent County to build a wheelchair ramp for a homeowner in the Wyoming area. Home Repair Services strengthens vulnerable homeowners by providing financial coaching, a fix-it school, home maintenance checkups and home access modifications. Learn more: www.homerepairservices.org.
December 3: Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! The #LMCUSantaSquad provided cheer to our friends & members in Florida by partnering with the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to provide free zoo admission to all Collier County residents today. LMCU's own Max the Monkey even made an appearance! For more information on the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens visit: http://napleszoo.org/
December 2: More than 3,500 very sick Michigan residents are waiting today for organ transplants and a new shot at life. Thousands of others need tissue to relieve their pain, heal their wounds and help them see again. You have the power to help them. For our third day of Santa Sqaud, we wanted to thank our members for being organ donors and inspire others to give the gift of life by partnering with Gift of Life Michigan. Stop in your local branch to learn how you can join the registry or pick up a small treat from us if you’re already a donor. Not a donor? Register today! (www.giftoflifemichigan.org/go/lmcu)  
December 1: How can you pay it forward? One dollar at a time! As our kickoff to Santa Squad, each employee at LMCU received $1 to pay it forward and join in the spirit of giving. Our employees got to work and came up with some creative ways to give back. Here are just a few of examples: The Sparks Drive Branch combined their dollars and brought treats to the employees at Clark Retirement Community. The Portage Branch pooled their money to buy a Biggby gift card to share with a member. The Account Department combined their dollars and someone in the department decided to match the total department donation. That led to another slew of matching donation offers within the department and soon, they had $60 to give to Kids' Food Basket. Kids' Food Basket matched donations that day making their total donation $120! Nice work team!