Michigan First Credit Union and Young & Free Michigan Complete “Random Acts of Kindness” Initiative
By: Amanda Braniecki
Campaign closes on high note with donation to Fraser High School Band
FRASER, Mich. – August 13, 2013 – Fraser High School’s marching band received a refreshing surprise when Vicky Goldwater, spokester for Young & Free Michigan, an initiative aimed at spreading a positive financial message to young adults ages 17-25 in metro Detroit, distributed more than 230 bottles of water to its band members to cap off Michigan First Credit Union’s “Random Acts of Kindness” campaign.
Goldwater spearheaded the local community service project, in which she devoted the month of July to give back to the community through creative activities that required little investment, yet positively impacted metro Detroit area residents.
“In my role as spokester, I am always trying to find unique and exciting ways to promote a positive financial message, while at the same time giving back to the community,” Goldwater said. “Launching a random acts of kindness program offered that perfect balance, and it was incredibly inspiring to be a part of a larger community project. In 25 days, I was able to touch the lives of hundreds of metro Detroiters, proving that a little time and money can go a long way.”
Goldwater’s 25 acts included donating to the Ronald McDonald Charity jar at a local business, dropping off breakfast to a Southfield fire station, supplying hygiene products to the homeless in Detroit, volunteering at St. Leo’s soup kitchen, cleaning up a section of the Manistee beach, sending thank you cards to soldiers overseas and donating blood.
To download a photo of Vicky Gooldwater with members from the Fraser High School Marching Band, please click on the image below.
About Michigan First Credit Union
Founded in 1926 by a small group of Detroit teachers, Lathrup Village-based Michigan First Credit Union (www.MichiganFirst.com) has grown into a more than $650 million financial institution serving over 90,000 individuals and local businesses across the state. An industry leader in consumer-focused technology and dedicated customer service, the credit union is also a significant supporter of financial education and community organizations. Largely through the efforts of the Michigan First Foundation, the credit union will donate more than $180,000 to nonprofits and scholarships this year.
About Young & Free Michigan
Young & Free Michigan, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, is an ongoing effort to give the 17-to-25 year-old crowd a voice, a head start and useful information about their finances. Each year, an energetic and engaging young adult wins the coveted full-time role of spokester and uses the site’s blog, videos and frequent community appearances to share insight into the best ways to handle financial issues. The spokester also encourages their peers to take advantage of Michigan First’s First Gear accounts, tailored specifically to their needs. Learn more at www.YoungFreeMichigan.com and follow Young & Free Michigan on Facebook and Twitter.