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 and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

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

Senior Surprise at Vista Springs Northview Assisted Living Facility

Michigan First is collecting new, unopened puzzles, board and card games at all Grand Rapids branch locations from October 7 – October 28. Our Community Crew will deliver the donations collected to the senior citizens at the Vista Springs Northview Assisted Living Facility in Grand Rapids. We hope the puzzles and games bring the seniors some fun and excitement, while also aiding with memory care and recovery.

Vista Springs Northview has expressed a higher need for the following:

  • 100 or fewer piece puzzles
  • 300 or fewer piece puzzles
  • Playing cards
  • Card games with simple questions/instructions

What NOT to donate:

  • Any game that requires remembering complicated or lengthy instructions. Please keep in mind many of the senior citizens are memory care patients at the facility.
  • Puzzles and games designed with graphics for children.

If you would like to participate, please drop off a donation to any of our branches located in the Grand Rapids area.

If you have any questions about the puzzle and game drive, please call Marketing at 248.443.4217.

 

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.