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Summer of Sharing Campaign

Community Financial Credit Union has been enhancing the lives of our members and our communities for over 65 years. The word “community” is not only in our name, but it is the core of what we do. We know that Community Financial would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live.

Strong business can only grow from a strong community that benefits everyone, which is why helping nonprofits, educational, and community groups is a part of our culture. We believe these groups have a tremendous impact on the communities we serve and it’s both our responsibility and pleasure to support them. We are committed to the communities where we do business and have devoted both time and money to help them succeed. Partnerships with local school districts, The Salvation Army, United Way and American Cancer Society are just a few of the ways we are making a difference.

To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help. Think about it. 

What GOOD could you do with $1,000?
 What charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds?

Share your story of the GOOD you could do by clicking on the SHARE button. 

We will be donating $60,000 this summer!  That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 12, 2017 – September 1, 2017.

 

 

Stories

Back To School Bash- Hillman UMC

Posted By: Lisa Kelley (June 22, 2017)
Almost 5 years ago the congregation of the Hillman United Methodist Church identified a need in our community. Parents needed help to send kids back to school. So our congregation set out to provide school supplies, hygiene products and back to school hair cuts for those in need. The first year we serve 39 kids, last year 139. We would like to expand out reach serving more children and also help teachers stock their class rooms. Your $1000 donation to back to school bash would help us do that.

Your donation would be a blessing to the kids and parents in the Hillman Michigan area.

Love Runs

Posted By: Karen Tharp (June 22, 2017)
A few years ago I learned about an ugly reality that I didn't even know existed in my own backyard, it's called Human Trafficking. I thought this stuff happened in big cities or other countries, but not in Plymouth-Canton. When I learned that Michigan is the second worst in our nation, I got involved. I joined Love Runs. Recently while passing out fliers of missing teens at local hotels in Canton, a missing teen was sighted and reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Love Runs was created by NorthRidge Church to assist with the prevention,rescue and restoration of human trafficking victims.Each person who joins Love Runs sets out to raise $1440. 1440 is the number of minutes in each day that a human trafficking victim is enslaved and the same number of minutes we are free.The gift of sharing would help us meet our goal to help victims.

Fair Michigan Foundation, Inc.

Posted By: M. Bradley Flynn (June 22, 2017)
The Fair Michigan Foundation is an organization dedicated to advocacy, education, and outreach regarding LGBTQ and men’s and women’s civil rights in the state of Michigan. Our Fair Michigan Justice Project investigates and prosecutes crimes against members of the LGBTQ community throughout Wayne County, especially those which are “cold” or those where victims and witnesses in the LGBTQ community members may be reluctant to come forward. The networking ability and outreach of Fair Michigan assists in reaching potential witnesses and resolving difficult cases.

Fair Michigan includes a former police chief and a former prosecutor who work with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors across the region to develop training programs on women’s and LGBTQ issues. We also work proactively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors on issues of domestic violence, criminal sexual conduct and victim services, including personal protection orders. We have built and sustained dialogue with these agencies.

Otsego County Historical Society

Posted By: Jim Akans (June 21, 2017)
The Otsego County Historical Society is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their downtown museum this year. A focus of the theme is "History Matters" and it involves intensive research to collect additional detailed historical information about the county utilizing information from elders, organizations as well as addressing questions from younger individuals.

This is a major undertaking and this grant would be very beneficial in assisting with costs such as promoting the project and purchasing associated supplies (copies, mailings, etc).

The downtown museum is staffed by volunteers and has a mission of preserving, protecting and presenting Otsego County history. Admission to the museum is by donation, and it hosts approximately 2,000 visitors during the summer season.

The museum operates on a modest budget with revenue primarily from memberships. The Community Financial grant would be a great help for funding assistance for our History Matters project. Thank you!

Otsego County Historical Society Museum

Posted By: Sue Fuelling (June 21, 2017)
The Otsego County Historical Society is starting a new program this year that hopes to bring history alive for as many residents as possible. It is called "History Matters" and we plan to involve as many county residents as we can. Our county has a great history in lumbering, tourism, hunting, fishing and our own Claude Shannon who began the digital age with his work on the binary code. We have already had two history walks around Gaylord with a class meeting the following week at the university center. The $1,000 from Community Financial Credit Union would help us immensely with this venture. We hope to continue our venture in Johannesburg, Waters and Vanderbilt as well as all of Otsego County. Thank you!

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