FLINT — Generosity and the giving spirit were in full force at The 9th Annual Whatchamacallit, hosted by Financial Plus Federal Credit Union and The Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 7.
This once-a-year fundraiser and networking event attracted over 250 guests from the media, retail, service, nonprofit, restaurant, and civic communities across Genesee County.
Sixteen Hundred and seventy two dollars was raised for the two non-profit beneficiaries, Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Nine hundred and forty pounds of food were also donated to the Food Bank, for a total of 640 more than last year!
The event began at 6 a.m. with five radio stations broadcasting live from Financial Plus’ Main office located on Van Slyke Road in Flint.
Throughout the morning, attendees entered into a raffle for numerous prizes, took Holiday pictures with Freeze Frame Photo Lounge, listened to beautiful music from the Swartz Creek High School Madrigals, and enjoyed a complimentary breakfast from a variety of local restaurants all in honor of the holiday season.
Each year, two local charitable organizations are chosen by the Whatchamacallit planning committee. The 2013 Whatchamacallit networking event will be held on Dec. 6, at the Financial Plus Main branch. To learn more about Whatchamacallit or to make a donation, please contact Kate Vander Meulen of Financial Plus Federal Credit Union at 810-244-2507.
Financial Plus Federal Credit Union (FCU) is a Flint-based, member-owned, financial institution serving over 43,000 members Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee counties as well as Deerfield & Tyrone Township of Livingston County. As a community charter, membership in Financial Plus FCU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or volunteers in these counties and townships as stated above.
Details: Call 810-244-2200 or visit www.financialplusfcu.org. — G.G.