About First for Good

First for Good launched in 2019 and focuses on spreading kindness and making a positive impact in the communities Michigan First Credit Union serves.

Since its launch, our Community Crew has surprised and delighted over 2,000 people and partnered with several amazing non-profits, including Kids’ Food Basket, Fleece & Thank You, the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and Vista Springs Northview Assisted Living.  

We look forward to growing the initiative and continuing to spread cheer throughout our communities. There’s no telling where the Community Crew will pop up next! 

What We’re Doing this Month

First for Good Sets Out to Spread Holiday Cheer

While everyone enjoys receiving gifts, one of the things that makes the holiday season so special is helping others. In an effort to spread holiday cheer, First for Good – Michigan First Credit Union’s community giving initiative – worked with two of our partner Walmart stores to deliver some early Christmas surprises.

Throughout the week leading up to Christmas, our Community Crew surprised Walmart shoppers in celebration of the holiday season by paying the remaining balance on their layaway items. By working with Walmart store leadership at our Novi and Wyoming in-store branches, we were able to make the largest impact. First for Good was able to put a total of $6,000 toward more than 40 families’ layaway balances, helping to make their Christmas truly special.

“At Michigan First Credit Union we pride ourselves on helping individual in the communities in which we operate – this is the reason we launched First for Good in 2019,” said President/CEO Michael Poulos. “We are so happy to be able to do something like this and hope it will make the holiday season a little more special for these families.”

While First for Good has been spreading kindness in Grand Rapids for more than a year, we recently expanded to Metro Detroit. Be sure to follow Michigan First on social media to keep up-to-date with our Community crew and all the exciting plans we have for 2021! 

 

Check out our Community Crew in Action:

Surprising college students with coffee during finals week.
Surprising college students with coffee during finals week.
Surprising college students with coffee during finals week.
Donations from our collection drive for Kids' Food Basket.
Donations from our collection drive for Kids' Food Basket.
Donations from our collection drive for Kids' Food Basket.
Presenting Mr. Melendez, Principal at Dickinson Academy in Grand Rapids, with Amazon gift cards for all the teachers at the school.
Presenting Mr. Melendez, Principal at Dickinson Academy in Grand Rapids, with Amazon gift cards for all the teachers at the school.
Presenting Mr. Melendez, Principal at Dickinson Academy in Grand Rapids, with Amazon gift cards for all the teachers at the school.
Celebrating Paczki Day with Division Street Fire Station.
Celebrating Paczki Day with Division Street Fire Station.
Celebrating Paczki Day with Division Street Fire Station.
Our Community Crew getting ready to surprise guests at Electric Hero in Grand Rapids with a free meal.
Our Community Crew getting ready to surprise guests at Electric Hero in Grand Rapids with a free meal.
Our Community Crew getting ready to surprise guests at Electric Hero in Grand Rapids with a free meal.
Making blankets for Fleece & Thank You.
Making blankets for Fleece & Thank You.
Making blankets for Fleece & Thank You.
Treating patrons at Love's in Grand Rapids to a free ice cream.
Treating patrons at Love's in Grand Rapids to a free ice cream.
Treating patrons at Love's in Grand Rapids to a free ice cream.
Celebrating Paczki Day with Franklin Street Fire Station.
Celebrating Paczki Day with Franklin Street Fire Station.
Celebrating Paczki Day with Franklin Street Fire Station.
Surprising construction workers with an ice cream truck on a hot day.
Surprising construction workers with an ice cream truck on a hot day.
Surprising construction workers with an ice cream truck on a hot day.
Assembling baskets for Kids' Food Basket.
Assembling baskets for Kids' Food Basket.
Assembling baskets for Kids' Food Basket.
A recipient of a free sandwich on behalf of Michigan First from Electric Hero in Grand Rapids.
A recipient of a free sandwich on behalf of Michigan First from Electric Hero in Grand Rapids.
A recipient of a free sandwich on behalf of Michigan First from Electric Hero in Grand Rapids.
Treating patrons at Love's in Grand Rapids to a free ice cream.
Treating patrons at Love's in Grand Rapids to a free ice cream.
Treating patrons at Love's in Grand Rapids to a free ice cream.
Surprising non-profit groups around Michigan with a catered lunch.
Surprising non-profit groups around Michigan with a catered lunch.
Surprising non-profit groups around Michigan with a catered lunch.
Our Community Crew getting ready to surprise Walmart shoppers at checkout.
Our Community Crew getting ready to surprise Walmart shoppers at checkout.
Our Community Crew getting ready to surprise Walmart shoppers at checkout.
Donating the collection from our Play-Doh Drive to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Donating the collection from our Play-Doh Drive to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Donating the collection from our Play-Doh Drive to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.
Making blankets for Fleece & Thank You.
Making blankets for Fleece & Thank You.
Making blankets for Fleece & Thank You.
Surprising construction workers with an ice cream truck on a hot day.
Surprising construction workers with an ice cream truck on a hot day.
Surprising construction workers with an ice cream truck on a hot day.
Helping Walmart shoppers pay at checkout.
Helping Walmart shoppers pay at checkout.
Helping Walmart shoppers pay at checkout.