Dort Financial Credit Union would like to thank everyone who put a smile on a snowman to help local families in need. Members were able to buy a snowman for $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $25.00 and $50.00. Your generosity helped us raise more than $14,000 for Child Advocacy Team and St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center! In 2019, members contributed a total of over $15,000 to the Ennis Center for Children and The 100 Club of Genesee, Shiawassee, and Lapeer Counties.
The Child Advocacy Team (CAT) is a non-profit company that provides legal, advocacy & other services to minor children involved in the legal justice system. The corporation is incorporated and organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The purposes for which the corporation is organized is to defend human and civil rights of minor children; to advocate for the elimination and the prevention of cruelty to children; to provide relief of the poor, distressed and underprivileged; and to promote social welfare by providing legal counsel and legal advocates to minor children.
St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center is a faith-based environment providing life skills, education and workplace training, empowering women and men to become self-sufficient. They are committed to building trusting and enduring relationships with families who receive assistance through our programs. To receive support from NEW Life, an individual must have a genuine desire to change his or her situation and must regularly participate in activities for the duration of the program in which he or she is enrolled. In addition to employment preparation programs, they also operate two social enterprises, a food pantry that serves over 3,000 people monthly, and a variety of community services, including crisis intervention, childcare, and a literacy center. These services are critical to the success of their workforce programming, as they provide participants with additional wrap-around services required to support their families as well as real-world experience during the program. Furthermore, their community services help build trust with people in the community, that ultimately move on to enroll in programs that address generational poverty. Many of the people in their employment preparation programs and social enterprises were introduced to NEW Life through their food pantry or crisis intervention services.
(L-R)Dort Financial Vice President of HR, President & CEO of Dort Financial, and Sister Carol Weber of St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center.
Our generous members and team members helped us collect $15,540 during our Annual Snowman Sales. These funds were donated to the Ennis Center for Children and the Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawassee, and Lapeer Counties in a check presentation on January 20th, 2020. To read more about the Snowman Sales click here.
On January 21, 2019 Dort Financial Credit Union presented The Old Newsboys of Flint and Ele’s Place with checks in the amount of $11,589.25 in front of local media and Dort Financial employees, this resulted in a new record total of 23,178.50! We are thankful for our supportive members and employees for their help in collecting the donations for these local charities. Click Here For Media Coverage