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Community Involvement

West Michigan Credit Union is proud to be a partner with many local organizations in the community. We are committed to supporting our members, team members, and the communities they call home in the best way we can. If you are interested in getting involved or have an opportunity to share with WMCU, please contact us.

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AYA Youth Collective, Youth Attention Center, and Staircase Youth Services

We are excited to partner with AYA Youth Collective, Youth Attention Center, and Staircase Youth Services! These local organizations strive to support youth experiencing homelessness and instability.

Our branches will be collecting monetary donations and items from the organizations’ wish lists beginning April 1 through June 30, 2024.

Please read a little bit about each organization and view their wish list below.

AYA Youth Collective

(Grand Rapids & 36th St.)

Help Grand Rapids Youth Experiencing Homelessness.

AYA Youth Collective stands for As You Are, and it is a commitment that every youth will find resources and authentic relationships, As You are. Their mission is to create communities, rooted in belonging, for youth experiencing instability to own their future. AYA has housed over 85 youth since 2012 and supports over 500 Kent County youth annually between the ages of 14-24. Our Grand Rapids and 36th St. branches will be collecting donations for AYA.

  • Deodorant
  • T-shirts (New)
  • Briefs/Boxers (New)
  • Full Size Body Wash
  • Laundry Pods
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
Youth Attention Center

(Big Rapids & Reed City)

Supporting runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth in our community since 1977.

Youth Attention Center is a non-profit agency that assists homeless, runaway, and youth who are at risk between the ages of 12-21 in Mecosta, Osceola, and Newaygo Counties. YAC also works with area schools to identify and assist at-risk youth. Our Big Rapids and Reed City branches will be collecting donations for YAC.

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Bathroom Towels
  • Hand/Dish Soap
  • Plates/Bowls/Cups
  • Silverware
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Body Wash
  • Hair Accessories
  • Brush/Comb
Staircase Youth Services

(Cadillac & Manistee)

"Helping youth and their families build a better, brighter future…together."

Staircase Youth Services delivers 24-hour supportive, preventive, and homeless services for youth between the ages of 12-24 and families at-risk or in crisis in Lake, Mason, Manistee, Missaukee, Oceana, and Wexford counties. Our Cadillac and Manistee branches will be collecting donations for Staircase Youth Services.

  • Travel Size Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Body Wash
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Detergent

Land Conservancy of West Michigan

We were thrilled to have partnered with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan once again! They conserve land by creating public nature preserves, providing support to local communities, and helping private land owners. In West Michigan, LCWM conserve 159 properties that covers 12,851 acres, 89 miles of shoreline, and 8 counties!

We were honored to be able to volunteer with LCWM this year and put up cages to protect newly planted trees from wildlife! Your generous donations went towards keeping nature nearby.

Over the years, West Michigan Credit Union has been involved with:

  • Advocates for Senior Issues
  • AYA Youth Collective
  • Beer City Dog Biscuits
  • Big Rapids Public Schools
  • Cadillac Public Schools
  • CMN Hospitals’ Credit Unions For Kids® (Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital)
  • Feeding America West Michigan
  • FiveCap Toys for Tots
  • Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Grand Rapids Pride Center
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Kid's Food Basket
  • Kelley's Heart-to-Heart Pet Adoption Center
  • Land Conservancy of West Michigan
  • Lion’s Club
  • Mecosta Co. Habitat For Humanity
  • Missaukee Humane Society
  • Northwest Food Pantry
  • Power of the Purse
  • Reed City Little League
  • Reed City Public Schools
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • Special Olympics Michigan
  • Staircase Youth Services
  • Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Fund
  • WISE
  • Women's Resource Center of Grand Rapids
  • Youth Attention Center

If you are interested in getting involved or have an opportunity for WMCU, please contact: marketing@westmichigancu.com

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