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Still time to donate to LAFCU's Back-to-School Extravaganza

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MONDAY, Aug. 15 — There’s still time to donate to the Back-to-School Extravaganza coordinated by LAFCU, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and The Village Lansing.

The school-supply donations will help alleviate the financial burden of back-to-school shopping for local parents and teachers and help students begin the new school year with the supplies and tools they need for success.

Donations can be dropped off through Wednesday, Aug. 17, at any of LAFCU’s 10 branch locations during business hours and The Village Lansing, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. The Village is located at 3525 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite G, in Lansing. A list of LAFCU branches is at www.lafcu.com/contact-us/locations/branch-locations.

“Back-to-school time can be stressful for students, teachers and parents,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer and chief diversity officer. “We want to make things easier for our community and ensure students and teachers have the supplies needed to excel during the school year.”

School supplies needed are backpacks, notebook paper, notebooks, three-ring binders, pencils, pencil bags, pens, rulers, pocket folders, one-subject notebook tablets, index cards, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, kids’ scissors, glue sticks, composition notebooks, highlighters, dry-erase markers, geometry sets and hole punchers.

Personalized hygiene supplies needed are toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, all in travel size, as well as toothbrushes, sanitary pads, disinfecting wipes, tissues and youth face masks.

A backpack pick-up event for grades K-12 will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Village Lansing, 9 a.m. to noon, or while supplies last.

For more information, visit www.lafcu.com/backtoschool.

About LAFCU

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 72,000 members and holds over $950 million in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. 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. 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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