Credit Unions donate $15,000 for Sparrow Children's Center

LANSING, Mich. - The Sparrow Foundation received a $15,000 donation today from the Lansing Chapter of Credit Unions to benefit the Sparrow Children's Center. The gift will be used to recruit and retain pediatric surgeons to the mid-Michigan region.

The donation came from proceeds from the chapter's annual summer golf outing. It will be matched one-for-one by the Sparrow Foundation. The gift will be placed in the Pediatric Surgery Endowment.

"We are very excited about this donation," said Sparrow Foundation President Mike Wall. "We will put the money to very good use so that your child will not have to leave this community to get the best surgical care."

Wall accepted the donation today, along with Dr. Stephen Guertin, medical director of the Sparrow Children's Center.

The Lansing Chapter of Credit Unions is part of Credit Unions for Kids, which raises money for the Children's Miracle Network. Sparrow is the Children's Miracle Network's mid-Michigan partner.

"The credit union philosophy is evident here: people helping people," said Kendra Osborn, of the Auto Body Credit Union in Lansing, a chapter member. "We have a strong commitment to giving back to the community."

The Lansing Chapter of Credit Unions is comprised of 13 area credit unions