Five local charities vie for grand prize in FreeStar Financial Credit Union's $10K Charity Giveaway


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – August 1, 2019: In celebration of FreeStar Financial Credit Union’s newest branch opening in Shelby Township this fall, and their commitment to the community, they are giving away $10,000 to charities. The campaign’s nomination period ran through June, and voting began July 5.

The FreeStar Financial Credit Union $10K Charity Giveaway is more than halfway through the voting process, which ends August 15. The competition for the Grand Prize is intense with over 15,000 votes cast so far by community members for their favorite charity finalist.

The five (5) $10,000 Charity Giveaway finalists are:

· 4 Paws 1 Heart

· Animal Resource Funding Foundation

· Camp Quality USA Michigan

· PR Kids MIHP

· Turning Point

“I am very impressed by the Shelby Township community’s passion for philanthropy,” said Drema Isaac, President and CEO. “Their enthusiasm and support are evident in the social media comments and the competitive voting statistics. I am so proud to be a part of an organization that makes giving back a priority, and we are excited to join Shelby Township’s vibrant community.”

Videos about the charities are featured at and may help the community get an inside look at the enthusiasm behind the volunteers who run the charities. Check out their excitement and cast your vote before Aug. 15. 

The campaign will award one lucky charity a $5,000 grand prize and the four runner-up charities $1,250 each.

The $10K Charity Giveaway is one of various community initiatives that FreeStar Financial Credit Union has planned through the summer and fall months to highlight their commitment to Shelby Township and their growing presence. The $10K Charity Giveaway directly aligns with the credit union’s mission to serve the community – which includes supporting local charities. 

FreeStar Financial, named the Macomb Daily’s Best of the Best for 8 years in a row, operates four additional branches in Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Chesterfield, and at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base, where it began in 1957. The Credit Union has over $225 million in assets and serves more than 21,000 members. FreeStar Financial accepts members from 10 counties in Southeastern Michigan and military and veterans throughout Michigan.

To learn more about the $10K Charity Giveaway, visit


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