Financial Plus, Swartz Creek Chamber raise donations for charities

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union and the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 16th Annual Whatchamacallit networking event on December 6, 2019 at the Financial Plus Credit Union’s Main office located at on Van Slyke Road in Flint. This highly attended holiday event attracted hundreds of community attendees, with the primary goal to raise money and donations to benefit the Old Newsboys of Flint and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

“Each year, we look forward to hosting this event with Financial Plus Credit Union. The support and donations we receive from the attendees helps two great causes, and it really brings out the holiday spirit among our guests,” said Nathan Shue, President of the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

The Whatchamacallit networking event, was filled with holiday cheer and more which was provided by Financial Plus Benefits Plus Business Partners including; Tropical Smoothie, Coffee Beanery, Comfort Keepers, Donna’s Donuts, Tim Hortons, Crust, Capitol Coney Island, and Great Harvest Bread Company. Local radio stations including: 102.5 WIOG, Cars 108, 103.9 The Fox, NASH FM 95.1, and Banana 101.5 broadcasted live from the event all morning long.

“We are proud to announce we raised a total of $1,990 for the Old Newsboys of Flint and collected 601 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The 601 pounds of food will go a very long way and will make a total of 500 meals for those who are in need. We want to thank all attendees for coming out to support the event and for the great partnership we have with our co-host, the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce,” remarked Olga Long, Vice President of Strategic Growth and Marketing.

The Old Newsboys of Flint have brightened Christmas mornings for more than 818,000 needy children across Genesee County, making a difference in improving the lives of kids in our community. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has pursued their mission to eliminate hunger within the community. Through a network of organizations, more than 331,000 people are served each year.

For more information, please visit Old Newsboys of Flint at www.onbflint.org, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan at www.fbem.org, or the Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce at www.swartzcreekchamber.org.