Finance a new or used auto – or refinance an existing auto loan from another lender – with us and upon funding, we'll donate $15 to your choice of one of the following 501(c)(3) non-profits. Here's a brief overview of each one and a link to learn more about them.
With the promise of "The Journey Out of Poverty Starts Here", Charitable Union provides clothing, bedding and small household items free of charge to veterans, families and children in Calhoun County. The small non-profit was established in 1887 and has been helping local families for over 135 years. They also help those in need become self-sufficient and independent of requiring these services in the future, which in turn enables Charitable Union to support others in need as well. Volunteers and donations from local community members keep this program alive. Learn more about Charitable Union here.
Habitat for Humanity was established on the belief that everyone should have a simple, durable place to live. Dedicated to eliminating below-standard housing locally and worldwide, Habitat for Humanity provides resources to help those in need improve their living conditions. All funds will be donated to Battle Creek Area, Kalamazoo Valley and St. Joseph County Habitats. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity here.
"We began serving our community around a kitchen table and the community spirit endures" explains the modest beginning of DASAS, which is in its 27th year of support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Cass, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties. Services include the Hillman House emergency shelter, assistance with obtaining a personal protection order, a variety of onsite support groups and a youth violence prevention program. Learn more about DASAS here.
Founded in 1996, DVC provides support services such as obtaining personal protection orders, advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education in Van Buren County. The Domestic Violence Coalition's mission is to provide compassionate assistance to victims of sexual and domestic violence and to work toward eliminating these crimes in our community. Additionally, there is WAVE, an intervention program for perpetrators of domestic violence to work with a variety of issues related to their behavior patterns and helping them take ownership of their actions. Learn more about DVC here.
With a focus on victims of domestic violence in Calhoun, Barry, and Eaton Counties, S.A.F.E Place first opened its doors in September 1983 with an 18-bed facility. A move to a newly renovated facility in 1989 expanded to 54 beds, creating the largest Michigan shelter outside of Detroit. Thanks to support from foundations, state and federal agencies, businesses, and individuals, S.A.F.E. Place provides shelter, crisis intervention and programs free of charge to support survivors in creating new lives for themselves. Learn more about S.A.F.E. Place here.
Administered by an all non-paid volunteers, this fund provides emergency financial support and assistance to local veterans and their families during their time of need. SMVRF also collaborates with other local entities to help veterans access the benefits they are entitled to receive. The fund is primarily supported through fundraising events, small grants and donations. Learn more about SMVRF here.
What better way to support each other and keep our communities strong in 2022? In addition to lower rates and affordable payments, you're helping to make a difference with the donations you generate. It's the Power of Us. Together.