Archive for January, 2013

American 1 CU Donated $300 to the Martin Luther King Breakfast

JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back.  American 1 Credit Union donated $300 to the Martin Luther King Diversity Breakfast put on by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.

The money will be used to pay for eight students from a local middle school to attend the M.L.K. Diversity Breakfast, on January 18.

The keynote speaker for the event will be John F. Drake, the Founder and President of the Lingap Center.

American 1 Credit Union has been providing low-cost financial services to more than 50,000 members and several hundred partner companies. For 60 years, American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.

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American 1 CU Raised over $900 for Alzheimer’s Research

JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back.  American 1 Credit Union’s monthly charity for the month of December was the Alzheimer’s Association: The Great Lakes Chapter in Chelsea, MI.

The money was collected through a variety of activities.  The American 1 Marketing Department put together “abay”, which is “ebay” for American 1 Staff.  Items were collected or donated and then bid on by staff members.  There was a dress down day for Christmas, where staff members could pay $5 to wear jeans and a Christmas sweater, the Friday before Christmas.  The Home Office and North Street branch locations also have fresh popped popcorn and bottled water available for a donation, every Friday.

Altogether $890 was raised through these fundraisers, for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We’re so happy to be able to raise money for great charities each month.  The staff really enjoys being able to give back,” said Jayme Bicknell, Event Coordinator at American 1 Credit Union.

American 1 Credit Union has been providing low-cost financial services to more than 50,000 members and several hundred partner companies. For 60 years, American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.

American 1 CU’s Battle Creek Branch Collected Mittens for Battle Creek’s S.A.F.E. Place

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back.  American 1 Credit Union’s Battle Creek branch collected winter clothing such as mittens, scarves and hats during the month of December for the Battle Creek S.A.F.E. Place.

Over 50 items were collected during the mitten drive. The Battle Creek S.A.F.E. Place was very excited to receive the items, and they said that the items were much needed.

American 1 Credit Union has been providing low-cost financial services to more than 50,000 members and several hundred partner companies. For 60 years, American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.

American 1 CU Supported Many Christmas Charities

JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back.  American 1 supported many people and charities this Christmas season including forty-one soldiers, two adopted families, and fifteen homeless teens.

American 1 Credit Union adopted two units of soldiers for Christmas.  Staff members donated money and filled boxes.  Forty-one boxes were filled and sent to soldiers overseas.  American 1 took care of all of the shipping costs of these boxes.  We also coordinated the decorating of 600 Christmas cards by students at Townsend Elementary in Vandercook, MI.  The cards were sent to troops overseas in hopes to make sure as many soldiers as possible received at least a card for Christmas.

American 1 also adopted two National Guard families.  One family was from Jackson county and one was from Washtenaw county.  We provided each family with necessary cold weather items such as boots, coats, sweaters, etc.  We also were able to provide each family with a gas card. Our Home Office location in Jackson did a coin drive to raise money to purchase consumers energy gift certificates as well to the Jackson family.

Do’chas II is a shelter for homeless teens in Jackson.  We were able to gather a “wish list” from fifteen teens for Christmas and purchase them several gifts each.

“We appreciate the opportunity to help those in need, especially at Christmas time.  Our staff and our membership really know how to pull together and make a difference,” said Jayme Bicknell, Event Coordinator for American 1 Credit Union.

Today American 1 Credit Union has been providing low-cost financial services to more than 50,000 members and several hundred partner companies. American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.