We invest in the communities we serve.

At UMCU, we believe in supporting organizations and events that keep our communities strong. Every one of our team members is committed to making a difference every day.

UMCU is a proud sponsor of the Michigan Medicine C.S Mott Children’s Hospital and Genesys Hospital’s Pediatric Department. During the 2019 holiday season, UMCU collected more than $5,100 in toys and gifts thanks to the generous hearts of our members and team members. These gifts were specially wrapped and delivered to the hospitals by UMCU team members. Families of the children at these hospitals were able to choose holiday gifts for their children. This annual toy drive is a favorite of UMCU team members and a prime example of our philanthropic spirit.
During our 2019 Shop Local Give Local campaign, UMCU teamed up with more than 70 local businesses to donate $5,000 to the Community Action Network. This generous donation supported their 6-week summer Youthworks Program which helps under-resourced teens develop soft skills such as resume building and interviewing, and employability skills including professionalism, accountability, and customer service that are essential in the workplace. The program also provides the opportunity to explore a few different career paths, networking and beginning to chart a path towards personal goals.

"Community Action Network community centers rely on local support in order to offer our education, housing stabilization, and community-building programs to each family in need at no cost to them. While $5,000 will go a long way to help us run our long-standing teen work readiness program, the exposure and outreach that 'Shop Local Give Local' offered is invaluable and helps us engage the community in our mission to create brighter futures for all. We are grateful for UMCU's support and look forward to a strong and continued partnership," said Derrick Miller, Executive Director of Community Action Network. 
Every year, our summer interns are tasked with creating a meaningful way to give back to the community. Our 2018 summer interns launched a food drive benefiting Food Gatherers, a Washtenaw County-based non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community. During this drive, team UMCU donated more than 685 pounds of food – equivalent to 570 meals – for families in need. The drive concluded with a day of action, providing UMCU team members an opportunity to work at the Food Gatherers warehouse, preparing food for delivery!

American Heart Association Heart Walk: Every year, UMCU partners with Michigan Medicine to raise funds for the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease and stroke in the community. Our team members and UMCU members help contribute to the fundraising as well as participate in the annual Washtenaw County Heart Walk/Run.