During our 2020 Shop Local Give Local campaign, UMCU teamed up with more than 80 local businesses to donate $5,000 to the Michigan Foster Care Closet (MFCC). According to MFCC, this donation went towards creating a Birthday Box program which will provide each foster child with a "Birthday Party in a Box." Each box will include three to four birthday gifts, a cake, frosting, party supplies, decorations and more.
“The incredible partnership between the Michigan Foster Care Closet, University of Michigan Credit Union, and over 80 locally-owned businesses means that, together, we are helping to clothe children in confidence and self-esteem. When a community comes together to support its most vulnerable people, it is then that their true strength shines through. We are all better together,” said Jennie Sharp, Michigan Foster Care Closet Board Treasurer and Director of Ann Arbor Branch.