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6/27/2017 Member News
DCECU DONATES 35 iPad® MOBILE DIGITAL DEVICES TO LOCAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:
Teresa Cunningham
Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union
Work: 989.835.7794, ext. 4833
Teresa_Cunningham@dcecu.org


DCECU DONATES 35 iPad® MOBILE DIGITAL DEVICES TO LOCAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT


MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, June 27, 2017 – A fleet of mobile digital devices retired by Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union will now play a role in helping address and prevent child abuse and neglect in the local community.

DCECU recently donated 35 factory-reset iPad® mobile digital devices – many of them only very gently used – to CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region, a nonprofit organization that offers prevention education, intervention and advocacy programs and services for children and families in both Saginaw and Bay counties.

The CAN Council provides Child Abuse Prevention Education programming, has a Court Appointed Special Advocates program that matches highly trained volunteers with children who are in the court system due to abuse or neglect, and runs Children’s Advocacy Centers that conduct forensic interviews and medical examinations of children who have been physically or sexually abused or have witnessed a violent act.

“Through its breadth and depth of programming and services, the CAN Council is serving the community in ways that are deeply impactful,” said DCECU Executive Assistant to the CEO Susan Phillips, who helped arrange the donation. “If anyone can put DCECU’s retired iPad® devices to work in a way that makes a difference, the CAN Council can.”

According to CAN Council President/CEO Suzanne Greenberg, the iPad® devices will serve a variety of purposes across the organization, including being used as response tools during interactive workshops, to collect survey and evaluation data from clients and program participants, as waiting-room time-passers for children receiving CAN Council services, and as registration and checkout terminals for CAN Council fundraisers and events.

“We are so grateful to DCECU for these tools to help our current programs and expand our ability to gather evaluative and experiential data,” Greenberg said.

About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union:
Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its members and dedicated to providing them with smart, affordable banking solutions. Located in Midland, Michigan, DCECU has more than $1.6 billion in assets and more than 58,000 members and has been recognized for the last two years by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for top performance in saving members money. Membership is open to employees and retirees of more than 50 Select Employer Group companies, as well as to their family members. For more information, visit dcecu.org or call 989.835.7794 or 800.835.7794.

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About CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region:
With a mission of building communities where children are free from abuse and neglect, the CAN Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the region. Founded in 1979, the CAN Council has consistently grown to meet the needs of the community’s children and families and now has offices in both Saginaw and Bay City. Learn more at cancouncil.org.