OUTREACH & IMPACT | 2022
1/3/2022

Christian Financial is overjoyed to introduce a new employee initiative called “Outreach & Impact.” Outreach & Impact helps implement programs, develop partnerships, and create corporate accountability that meets the needs of our members, communities, and the credit union movement.   
 
Our Outreach & Impact committee elects local non-profit charities yearly that CFCU employees can support by volunteering their time, helping to raise awareness or donate monetarily by contributing dress down day funds.

The non-profits CFCU’s Outreach & Impact Committee will be supporting in 2022 will include:
FRIENDS OF FOSTER KIDS - This organization provides a “Christmas” for foster children in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties who have been removed from their homes due to abuse/neglect and placed in temporary housing or shelters.  
 
Covenant House Michigan
COVENANT HOUSE MICHIGAN (DETROIT) - This organization provides youth with shelter, educational and vocational programs. They build a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support.
 


PET ADOPTION ALTERNATIVE OF WARREN - PAAW is a completely volunteer-run, foster-based animal rescue organization dedicated to finding loving homes for dogs & cats in need. They help animals who have been lost or turned into our local shelters, but also to assist families in search of new homes for their pets due to lifestyle, living arrangement or, other similar changes.
 
 HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE -  House of Providence opened in 2012 in response to the foster youth crisis. HOP uses a completely new model for group care.
 
MOTOWN SOUP - Motown Soup’s products truly make a difference in the lives of the hungry, homeless, and hurting. They produce delicious mixes that include soups, dips, breads, and desserts. 
 

HOPE NOT HANDCUFFS - Hope not handcuffs is an initiative started by Families Against Narcotics aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol.
 
 METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS - Composed of Michigan Credit Union League affiliated credit unions, they have raised over $400,000 since its founding in 2007. The Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions supports the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ by giving time and money to local and national charities.
THE MICHIGAN URBAN FARMING INITIATIVE - MUFI is based in Detroit’s North End community. Their mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities.

RISING STARS ACADEMY FOUNDATION - RSA is a school for students ages 18-26 with special needs. They provide a unique curriculum, rooted in the culinary arts, that promotes education, hands-on experience, and personal growth that will help students obtain employment.