Join the Hot Wheels Drive for Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint

It’s Children’s Hospital Week, and Financial Plus Credit Union is stepping into high gear to help Hurley Children’s Hospital.

Financial Plus launched its Hot Wheels Drive today for children at Hurley Children’s Hospital. The goal is to ensure that every child in Hurley will have their own Hot Wheels car.

I love that Financial Plus decided to make a Hot Wheels car drive. I know it sounds like a small thing, but there’s something about a matchbox that just makes you happy.

I remember when I was a kid my mom would let me pick out a Hot Wheels car from the end of our grocery store. . . if I was good during the trip. Needless to say, I didn’t have a huge collection of cars. The process of going through all the choices and finding the right one was about as good as it gets for a kid.

I continue the tradition now with my own children, even if they get a little old to be excited about a matchbox car. They still appreciate the symbolism of what it meant to them as a little kid, so we always make sure to grab one every once in a while.

The joy you can bring to a child going through an extremely difficult time at Hurley Children’s Hospital is immeasurable. If this Hot Wheels toy car puts a smile on a kid’s face, even for a few moments, it’s worth it.

I encourage everyone to pick up a box of matches the next time you go out and bring it to any Financial Plus Credit Union store this week. Maybe grab one more for yourself. You’ll be surprised how quickly it can make you smile.

There are many more ways to help out as part of Children’s Hospital Week, and nearly all of our area credit unions are joining us to help. CU4KIDS is a national initiative for all credit unions to help Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in their area. Check out some of the other events happening in Genesee County below.

  • ELGA – Sale of CMN balloon icons in their branches, employees participating in a fundraiser for t-shirts
  • Dort Financial – Participation in the Band Aid awareness campaign
  • Financier Plus – Hot Wheels Drive
  • Sovita – PlayDough Drive
  • PFCU – CMN Icon Sale from March to April

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