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Wyandotte, Mich. — November 18, 2021 — Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU), with five physical locations, in Flat Rock, Highland, Pontiac, Warren and Wyandotte, is pleased to be a sponsor of the  Crime Stoppers of Michigan Annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Parade Company on Saturday, December 11. Members of the Southeast Michigan business community will come together to celebrate with children and their families impacted by crime, as well as show support for over 200 law enforcement agencies. Carma Peters, CEO and President of Michigan Legacy Credit Union, is grateful for the opportunity the party presents to help affected families.

“At Michigan Legacy Credit Union, we are always looking for ways to make an impact in the communities where we live and serve,” Peters said. “The work of Crime Stoppers of Michigan aims to make Michigan communities safer for everyone. We are happy to support their mission and help make the holidays a bit brighter for these children and families who have been impacted by crime.”

Throughout the day, the children will meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, tour the floats, enjoy food, sing Christmas carols, and be gifted toys. The event will be emceed by Jay Towers and hosted by Deena Centofanti, both local television anchors at Fox 2 Detroit. Although the Christmas party is invite only, everyone can help support the event through the Virtual Holiday Auction. Auction prizes include a trip to the Indy 500, Tea at the Whitney, a sailing excursion at Hilton Head Island, among many others fabulous items. Bidding is open now and goes through December 15 for most items, with the exception of tickets to the performance of Hadestown, which closes for bidding November 24.

Serving seven counties in Southeast Michigan, Crime Stoppers of Michigan enables tipsters to anonymously report crimes via phone (1-800-SPEAKUP) or online ( to help prevent and solve criminal activity with the goal of creating safer communities.

The sponsorship of this event furthers Michigan Legacy Credit Union’s support of initiatives that strengthen communities. Earlier this year, MLCU donated $10,000 to The Downriver Community Food Pantry, $15,000 to The Wyandotte Rotary Club, and $20,000 to Crime Stoppers of Michigan.

About Crime Stoppers of Michigan
Crime Stoppers of Michigan’s goal is to empower people to make their neighborhoods, schools, churches and businesses safer through the anonymous reporting of crime. Crime Stoppers of Michigan is an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, and proud to be a part of Crime Stoppers International. Based in Southfield, the organization serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. For more information or to submit a tip, visit

About Michigan Legacy Credit Union
Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving members who live, work, worship, attend school, or own a business in the state of Michigan. Michigan Legacy Credit Union is committed to providing quality financial services at a competitive price, delivered professionally and efficiently while keeping member/owners and their needs first. For additional information on MLCU, visit: