SUMMER OF SHARING
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 everything we do. We know that Community Financial would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live.
2020 has been a year of unprecedented firsts. And while many things have changed and our summer activities may not be the same this year, Community Financial remains committed to helping the communities we serve.
10 Years of Sharing!
This year, we’re celebrating 10 Years of Sharing and we’re excited to support 60 great organizations this summer—with your help! Community Financial will donate $60,000 to nonprofit, educational and community organizations* throughout Michigan! That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 8, 2020 – August 28, 2020.
Special Olympics of Michigan
Posted By: Ginny Wrobel (July 3, 2020)
Special Olympics Michigan provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship among their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. The athletes achieve their dreams with the support of caring volunteers, coaches, family members and staff.
SOMI Quick Facts
22,777 athletes (children and adults with intellectual disabilities as well as Unified Partners and students) participate in Special Olympics Michigan with programs provided at no cost to athletes or their families
24 sports are offered
6 state-level competitions, 4 district basketball tournaments and more than 700 local and regional competitions statewide
3,278 active certified coaches
Special Olympics Michigan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported almost entirely through corporate funding and individual gifts and is a four star-rated charity by Charity Navigator
Athlete Participants and Communities
At competitions athletes are placed into divisions based on age, gender, and ability. Competitions take place at local, regional, state, national, and world levels.
For a small investment in sports equipment and volunteers' time, Special Olympics has the potential to become a vehicle for bringing people together, changing attitudes, and engaging a portion of the community that is otherwise forgotten.
In the United States, 52% of Special Olympics athletes are employed; approximately half of these athletes are "competitively employed" - employed alongside people without intellectual disabilities.
Vanderbilt Area School
Posted By: Cece Edgmon (July 2, 2020)
No one is sure what school will look like in the fall, but the emphasis will be on the students health and well-being. As a member of the Vanderbilt Area School Safety Committee, our goal is to keep all students and staff as safe as we can. One idea that we had to help control the spread of germs was to get a touch free water fountain that refills water containers. We would like our students to remain safely hydrated so they can stay focused, creative, and energized during the school day.
Otsego County Historical Society
Posted By: Sue Fuelling (July 1, 2020)
The Otsego County Historical Society relies on donations to continue our work to preserve important artifacts from our history. Our museum is housed in an older building that is always in need of repair. Right now we are working on getting new air conditioning and our roof is badly in need of repair. Our normal income isn't enough to pay for these extra expenses. We would be very grateful for any help from your wonderful program.
Vanderbilt area school volleyball
Posted By: Dayna (July 1, 2020)
We are a small school and funding for sports is very non existent. We are in need of new balls and new poles in a bad way. We have a great group of kids who love the sport and would like there stuff to be updated like other schools in our district.if there is anything left over new uniforms would be a major treat for us. Our school is so small the 7th grade through 12th grade all play highschool sports to have enough for a team this I feel is good for the kids the big ones help to mentor and motivate the younger ones so their development of the game grows every day. Thank you for considering us in your summer of sharing contest hope to hear from u soon.
Spaulding for Children
Posted By: Sharon Corpolongo (June 29, 2020)
Spaulding for Children is a private, non-profit child welfare agency servicing the metro Detroit area and beyond. The belief is that every child deserves a nurturing, stable, and loving family and are committed to creating an environment where prospective foster and adoptive families are welcomed and encouraged to learn about the rewards of parenting.
Because of the pandemic, they are unable to host the annual ice cream social for the foster children and families, which is usually held free of charge at a water park where entrance fees, food, and drinks are provided. In its place, there will be a virtual Spaulding Summer Fun Day. These funds would be a tremendous help in providing a beach bag filled with summer fun toys, snacks, and activities to each family participating in an all-day Facebook live interactive event to be held on August 7, 2020.