Summer of what good could you do with $1000?
Community Financial Credit Union Summer of SharingWhySee

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?

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2017.

This year we celebrated summer by choosing from the 262 stories submitted on this site and awarded 60 - $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan*. Click the See button to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.




e-NABLE Novi Public Library Chapter

Posted By: Lynette Curtiss / Fenton Lawler (July 27, 2017)
The Helping Hands project is a community effort started by Novi High Schoolís Frog Force Robotic team. The Helping Hands team is comprised of high school students, community members and partners at e-NABLE. One of our goals is to make an impact in peopleís lives by helping children and adults all over the world who canít afford a prosthetic. We will do this by educating K-12 students on design/printing/assembly of 3D printed hands and arms. We are working with the Novi Public Library (NPL) to form an e-NABLE chapter and to lay the foundation for the collaboration with the Novi Community School District (NCSD). Our plan is to work with NPL and NCSD to print hands at multiple locations and have an assembly day in November. We hope to be able to print approximately 60+ hands/location including NPL and each Novi School.

S.K.I.P. Supporting Kids In Pain

Posted By: Lorna Deeb (July 27, 2017)
S.K.I.P. Supporting Kids in Pain is a wonderful non-profit organization that sends care packages to kids in hospitals around the U.S. Created by Sarah Maisano, S.K.I.P. has shipped packages to Children's Hospital in Michigan, St. Judes in Tennessee,The Ronald McDonald House is New York, Dallas Medical Center, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland and many more. When the children receive the bags, just for a moment, they forget their pain and play. For more information, check out or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Gaylord High School XC team

Posted By: Jeffrey Kalember (July 27, 2017)
I am the coach of the GHS XC running team. Every year we spend 4 days at a team camp of our own creation, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. During this camp we use games, running, swimming and campfires to bond a team of 45 runners into a family. The games we play are designed to UNITE rather than divide, to HELP rather than hurt, to build UNITY rather than winners and losers, to create a TEAM rather than individuals. So often, in team sports we focus on the BEST athletes and winning. Our team camp strives to build up EVERYONE and focus on individual successes and how ever person can play a role in helping the team. Please consider supporting the GHSXC Team and our team camp. Our camp is instrumental in our success. Thank you!!

First Step ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness)

Posted By: Ailsa Blunk (July 27, 2017)
In a 2010 survey of callers to First Step's domestic violent shelter's 24-hour helpline, 50% of victims seeking shelter said their family pet had been abused or threatened. 25% indicated that concern for their petís safety prevented them from leaving the abusive situation for fear that their animals would be injured or worse.

The mission of the ARK is to support the clients of First Step by providing a safe haven for their beloved pets on the property of the First Step domestic violence shelter. This service enables their clients to leave the abusive environment and begin the emotional healing process with the loving support of their pets close by and the peace of mind knowing their treasured animal companions are also safely removed from the abusive environment.

Defeat the Label

Posted By: Jamie Greene Kaniarz (July 27, 2017)
Defeat the Label is a Bloomfield Hills based based and internationally respected anti-bullying organization that is empowering students in classrooms. Defeat the Label believes that in order to end bullying we have to put the power back where it belongs, in the hands of the students. All of Defeat the Labelís programs from Stand4Change, to the In Your School Tour and the Upstander Program are designed around empowering students to take a stand in their schools and communities and say "Enough is enough, No more bullying in my school!"

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