Community Involvement

The Awakon Federal Credit Union is dedicated to the promotion of our local communities as well as the advancement of our youth. Together we can build a brighter future for everyone in our communities. Together We Grow.

Charity Drives

Throughout the year, each of our branches have various free-will donations to help local charities and organizations in need. Here are the drives that are currently available at the branches near you:

Onaway:

  • Cellphones for Soldiers: The proceeds from your used cellphones being recycled go towards the purchase of calling cards that are sent to soldiers. (Year-Round)
  • Food Drive: Collection cart for non-perishable items that are donated to the local Onaway Food Pantry (Year-Round) ($944 in cash raised 2013)
  • Mints: 50¢ purchase of various mints goes directly to The Lions Club (Year-Round)
  • Candy Bars: $1 purchase goes towards MCULLAF, Federal Political Action Committee that supports the future interests of the credit union movement (Year-Round)

Rogers City:

  • Gift Collection: Vietnam Veterans are collecting gifts for children (Christmas)
  • Candy Bars: $1 purchase goes towards MCULLAF, Federal Political Action Committee that supports the future interests of the credit union movement (Year-Round)

Indian River:

  • Cradle of Hope: Local collection of baby supplies for Single, First-Time Mothers (Year-Round)
  • Cellphones for Soldiers: The proceeds from your used cellphones being recycled go towards the purchase of calling cards that are sent to soldiers. (Year-Round)
  • Food Drive: Collection cart for non-perishable items that are donated to the local Joy Fellowship Church Food Pantry (Year-Round)
  • Cheboygan Humane Society: Monetary donations (Year-Round)
  • Used Glasses: The Lions Club is collecting used glasses for veterans (Year-Round)
  • Candy Bars: $1 purchase goes towards MCULLAF, Federal Political Action Committee that supports the future interests of the credit union movement (Year-Round)

Wolverine:

  • Cradle of Hope: Local collection of baby supplies for Single, First-Time Mothers (Year-Round)
  • Food Drive: Collection cart for non-perishable items that are donated to the local Joy Fellowship Church Food Pantry (Year-Round)
  • Used Glasses: The Lions Club is collecting used glasses for veterans (Year-Round)
  • Essentials for Troops: American Legion has a grocery basket set up in our Wolverine Lobby to collect essential items for our troops such as toiletries, cellphones, soaps, hard candies, socks, etc. (Year-Round)

Volunteerism

We are proud to say that our staff at Awakon Federal Credit Union supports our community involvement through their volunteerism. Our team has worked together to log 2,328 volunteer hours this past year by participating and volunteering in the following events and organizations:

Events:

4th of July in Onaway                                   Onaway Chamber Car Show                Autism Speaks Walk

Nautical Festival in Rogers City                   Purple Martin Mania                              Summerfest in Indian River

Relay for Life                                                Hungtington Walk                                  Business Before/After Hours

Eat for Heat                                                  Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

Organizations:

Kiwanis                                                         Onaway Area Chamber                         Rogers City Chamber

Indian River Chamber                                  Sportsboosters                                       Forest/ Waverly Fire Department

Onaway Area Schools                                 Rogers City Area Schools                       Inland Lakes Schools

Wolverine Area Schools                              Onaway Horse Club Board                     Sunday School Volunteer

Volunteer Coaches                                       Local Church Volunteers                       VITA Tax Preparation

School Financial Education                          Local Food Pantries                               Township Volunteers

Historical Society                                          CDC/EDC                                              Onaway Downtown Development

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                                          (2013 4th of July Parade)                       (2013 Awakon FCU Autism Speaks Team)

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                                           (2013 Awakon FCU Relay For Life Team)                                            (2013 Wolverine Lumberjack Festival)

Charitable Contributions

Awakon Federal Credit Union accepts funding requests from non-profit organizations, school-based programs, community projects, etc. located in the Onaway, Rogers City, Indian River, and Wolverine areas for programs that address community and educational needs.

Donation Request Form

Here are some of the groups, charities, organizations, and events that we’ve sponsored on behalf of our members:

 Onaway Area Schools                       Onaway Area Chamber               Rogers City Summer Concert Series

Rogers City Area Schools                   Rogers City Area Chamber        Moran Ironworks Christmas Savings Certificates

St. Ignatius Schools                            Indian River Chamber                 Nautical Festival

Inland Lakes Area Schools                 Village of Wolverine                    Wolverine Lumberjack Festival

Wolverine Area Schools                      Black Lake Shivaree                   Autism Speaks 5K Walk/Run

Tri-River Little League                         Indian River Summerfest            Indian River Soccer Association

Onaway 4th of July                             Onaway Broadcast Class            Onaway Schools Fire Safety Class

Great Start Camp for kids                   Onaway Area Little League         Rogers City Optimist Club

Indian River Downtown Development Association

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                         (2013 Onaway Broadcast Class)

                             (2012 Little League Field Donation)