ESSEXVILLE, Mich.-On International CU Day last week, FinancialEdge Community CU here opened the doors on a new location inside a Do-All resale store. The location is the latest collaboration with local nonprofit Do-All, Inc., which employs over 80 coaching staff and averages 150 adults with disabilities working in training programs.
The opening of the joint facility is the second phase of FinancialEdge's partnership with Do-All. Last fall, the credit union opened a Do-$ave branch that is only open to Do-All trainees and staff at the nonprofit company's main facility in Bay City, Mich. The credit union reported that to date, nearly a dozen different individuals have had the opportunity to train and work for the program.
The new branch inside the Do-All store will be open to all members and the general public one day per week to start. Plans are to expand as needed. FinancialEdge Community CU received a $5,000 grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation and also a $10,000 grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to help with the project.