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LAFCU’s Community-Minded Holiday Party Offered Financial Respite to Families

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2019 2:00 PM


LANSING, Mich. — Holiday merriment abounded at LAFCU’s Breakfast with Santa family holiday party, especially for the lucky parents who were able to focus on the festivities and not the cost of a holiday event.

The Dec. 14 party was free and open to the public as a community service organized by the Michigan credit union. The event was held at LAFCU's  headquarters/West Lansing Branch and attended by more than 150 children and parents.

"For many who work to make ends meet, the financial stress of the holidays can be overwhelming,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. "We offer this free, festive event so parents don’t have to worry about costs. It’s also fun for our staff to give back to the community in this way.”

LAFCU and Santa’s helpers – aka LAFCU employees – provided a free breakfast, holiday crafts, cookie decorating and the opportunity to have photos taken with Santa.

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves more than 65,000 members and holds nearly $750 million in assets. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs and ITMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit www.lafcu.com.

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  • LAFCU’s Larissa Moyer, second from right, helps with crafts at the credit union’s Breakfast with Santa.
  • Time with Santa was important for those attending LAFCU’s Breakfast with Santa.
  • LAFCU employees took on the role of Santa’s helpers for the credit union’s annual Breakfast with Santa.

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