Proud Sponsor of HRI Walk to End Homelessness
This month we're supporting Housing Resources Inc., and the Walk to End Homelessness. As a financial institution with its roots in West Michigan, we help hundreds of members buy homes every year. We want to do our part to help those in our community who are having a hard time affording the basic need of shelter.
Participation in the Walk to End Homelessness
Arbor Financial will be sponsoring a team of walkers in this year's event, set to take place on Saturday, March 23, at 10:00 AM at Homer Stryker Field, home of the Kalamazoo Growlers!
In-Branch Paper House Sale
At each Arbor Financial location, we will be selling paper houses, which members can purchase for a donation of at least $1. These houses will be displayed at the branches through the month of March, until the walk on March 23. All proceeds from sales of these houses will be donated to Housing Resources Inc.
Social Media Fundraising
We will launch an initiative on Facebook to increase awareness of the event. For each, like, post, or share on the post supporting the event, Arbor Financial will donate $1 to the cause, up to $1,000. This has also been an important driver of donations in years past.
Partnership with Liberty Mutual
Between March 11 and 22nd, for every Home or Auto Insurance quote directly from our partner with Liberty Mutual, Omar Khayyam, Liberty Mutual will donate up to $10 to the Walk to End Homelessness ($5 for an auto quote, $5 for a home quote).
This year, HRI's goal for the event is to raise $90,000. This is HRI's biggest fundraiser of the year, and Arbor Financial is proud to be a participating sponsor of this yearly fundraising event.
Throughout the year Arbor Financial and our employees get involved in company sponsored events… over 67 annual sponsored events to be exact. Whether we’re marching in a parade, running in a race, hydrating runners, or loads of other events throughout the year you’re sure to spot an Arbor Financial employee in the crowd.
Investing in our Youth
Youth focused educational events are abundant here at Arbor Financial. You’ll find us in your classroom, at financial reality fairs, taking field trips with you, and many of teens have come to get smarter with their money at one of our many lunch and learn workshops.
Whether it be winter, spring or summer break our youth members and the community came in droves to participate in our many educational seminars which include: Take Charge of Your Money, Credit: What’s it All About, and #Adulting workshop.
Pause for a moment and stop to think how many kids have been impacted with financial learnings over the year. After hosting 26 youth educational events, we estimate we reached at least 700 teens. That is the best investment we can make!
Members Give and Get at Arbor Financial
Members who want to get involved and give back to the community are always more than gracious when it comes to giving blood at our blood drives, donating school supplies for kids less fortunate, helping us raise funds for homelessness and so much more! It takes a village and we appreciate all the support we get from you, our awesome members.
In return, we enjoy giving back to our members by helping you shred secure documents on shred day, teaming up with local companies to offer you discounts and providing flexible ways to learn and get information. Whether it be our online learning program, Level up, or enjoying a casual conversation with our mortgage team at an afterhours home builder & buyer mixer, or cracking open one of our educational blog articles.
Employees Provide Additional Support
But wait! That’s just Arbor Financial in the community. We haven’t mentioned all the extraordinary things our employees do every day to help others and give back. Our culture really lives and breathes the people helping people mantra. Through the Caring Committee, Wellness Committee and with the help of our paid volunteer hours there is so much more that staff has contributed.
Partnering with the Community to bring financial education
We are proud to partner with the community to bring educational programs such as the Financial Reality Fair along with our interactive seminars focused on financial literacy for teens and young adults. Additionally, We support local students' higher-education goals through our scholarship program.