EAST LANSING, Mich. (7/10/15)--In six months, Michigan State University FCU (MSUFCU) raised nearly $70,000 in support of the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI), which provides mentoring and life skills training to local youth in foster care.
The fundraising total marks the largest amount ever raised by the East Lansing, Mich.-based credit union’s charity committee, far surpassing last year’s total of $44,000, which went to Haven House.
April Clobes, MSUFCU president/CEO, attributes the credit union’s growth in membership to the successful fundraising campaign.
“It’s amazing that we’ve grown to a number of employees that allows us to collectively increase the impact we have upon our community,” Clobes said.
To raise funds, MSUFCU employees hosted internal fundraisers and spent time with MYOI program participants.
The credit union also hosted cooking classes, an ice skating day and a professional clothing drive that provided MYOI participants with attire that they could wear to job interviews.
Part of MYOI’s mission is to ensure young people in foster care achieve successful outcomes in housing, education, employment, community engagement and health.