Annual Stuff a Blue Goose Raises Record Amount for Local Kids
The community came out in full force. Cars lined up to drop off toys and drop money in the buckets all to make sure that the children in our area have a magical Christmas.
Last Friday, ELGA Credit Union hosted the 8th annual Stuff a Blue Goose to benefit the Salvation Army Toy Shoppe. ELGA, along with the Michigan State Police and Cars 108, spent the entire day collecting donations not only a the main brand for the credit union, but their other locations through the community. In a very of uncertainty for many local charities, members of the community pulled together in a big way.
This year, when the need was even greater than ever, the event exceeded their expectations. ELGA Credit Union and the Michigan State Police were able to present a check for $16,020 to the Salvation Army. In addition the event collection 1,469 new toys. Cheryl Sclater, Public Relations Manager of ELGA Credit Union said this is what community is all about.
"I don't have the words right now. I am in complete awe. Every time we reach out to this community they step-up. When you live, work, and worship here you get it, and you help those who need it", Sclater said.
Young children were reaching out car windows to hand new toys to the first responders that were on hand all day long outside collecting donations. Not only the Michigan State Police, but the Genesee County Sheriffs Department, Burton Police Department, Burton Fire Department, Grand Blanc City Township Police Department, and more came by to lend a hand.
The employees from the Burton Meijer store made their way across the adjacent parking lot in parade form pushing cart after cart filled with new toys while singing Christmas carols. Even Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson came out in support of "Rescuing Christmas".
The community came together and thanks to all who donated, there will be some very happy children on Christmas morning this year.
Take a look at the special day!
Stuff a Blue Goose 2020