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Our Give Big culture is what makes Community Choice different. It inspires our entire team and constantly reminds us that we are all in this together.


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2023 Backpack Giveaway Events

Get ready for our extremely popular Annual Summer Backpack Giveaway Events! Community Choice Foundation is maintaining its back-to-school tradition by giving free backpacks and school supplies to 3,200 students throughout Michigan. A total of 400 backpacks will be given away at eight different locations, mainly Community Choice Credit Union member centers, between July 27 and August 10.

The first 400 kids*, ages 5-17, at each event will get a backpack with supplies to help them get ready for the upcoming school year. Each backpack will contain such supplies as pencils, notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, rulers and more. 

Stay a while; we'll have food and fun available for the whole family!

*Children must be present to receive a backpack. One backpack per child.

July 27 - Hillsdale

4-7 p.m.

July 29 - Redford

1-3 p.m.

August 2 - Jackson

2-5 p.m.

August 2 - Wyandotte (Yack Arena)

2-5 p.m.

August 3 - Roseville

5-7 p.m.

August 9 - Livonia

5-7 p.m.

August 9 - Holland

3-6 p.m.

August 10 - Muskegon

5-7 p.m.


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Rather Give Than Receive?

Ready to make a donation? Help us reach more students and have a greater impact. Community Choice Credit Union members can make a gift directly from the online app! 

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The Community Choice Foundation is a registered 501c3. Your donation may be tax deductible. Our tax-exempt ID is 26-3891535.

Flashback: 2021 Backpack Giveaway Events

In July and August 2021, 3,400 backpacks were distributed during events at eight of the Credit Union’s member centers across the state and to local charities. The backpacks were filled with school supplies and other local goodies.

Backpack Giveaway

Volunteerism and Donations

Community Choice Credit Union lives a Give Big culture. Throughout the year, team members volunteer in their local communities and support dozens of organizations including Forgotten Harvest, Blessings in a BackPack, and The Foster Closet. Through team member volunteerism and donations, Community Choice can accelerate our purpose to help our neighbors achieve the life they desire. 

Community Choice Foundation

The Community Choice Foundation embodies the credit union philosophy of people helping people. Since 2009, Community Choice has awarded $1.4 Million in scholarships to students who share our passion for giving. 

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"Giving Big goes beyond the doors of our Jackson Member Center. I am so fortunate to live my passion for helping others and I am grateful I have the ability to volunteer and support my community." Bridget Simone - Jackson Member Center Manager
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