Cornerstone Community Financial hosts teddy bear drive in support of childhood cancer awareness

    If you’re out and about this September, Cornerstone Community Financial asks that you think about picking up a teddy bear for a child in need.

    The 3rd annual public teddy bear collection drive, presented by Cornerstone Community Financial (CCF), supports Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, as part of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

    There are three ways to participate:
    • Anyone can donate a NEW* teddy bear/stuffed animal at any CCF branch location. Collection bins will be available during regular credit union business hours throughout September.
    • Anyone can make an online donation (Sept. 1-30) at CCF’s website:
    • CCF members only can make a financial donation in-person at any CCF branch during regular credit union business hours throughout September.

    The supply of new stuffed animals collected – CCF is hoping to gather at least 1,500 – will be gifted to CHM patients in Detroit. All funds raised will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation to support cancer research and to help families of oncology patients to pay for treatments.

    Children’s Hospital of Michigan can only accept new teddy bears and stuffed animals. Some of the children who receive these new friends may have compromised immune systems.

    All Michigan CCF branch locations are participating:
    • Auburn Hills – 2955 University Dr.
    • Center Line – 7291 Bernice St.
    • Royal Oak – 30606 Woodward Ave.
    • Troy – 1785 Rochester Rd.
    • West Troy – 3001 W. Big Beaver Rd.

    Cornerstone Community Financial is a progressive, full-service, state-chartered credit union, owned and operated by its members, which currently number more than 23,000. Originally established in 1951 as Motor Parts Credit Union, CCF today has six branch locations in Michigan and Ohio and more than $260 million in total assets under management.

    Established in 2003, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is the state’s largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through fundraising, grant-making and advocacy the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health. Since 2010, it has provided more than 42 million dollars in grant funding. Current areas of focus for the Foundation include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention.