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.

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2018.

This summer we chose from 266 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.




Therapaws of Michigan, Inc.

Posted By: Tami Carlone (July 29, 2018)
My Samoyed Luna and I serve the community as a Certified Therapy Dog team. Therapaws is the 501(c)(3) charitable organization that we work with to find meaningful placements. They do great work helping to bring joy to many people in need. Therapaws provides Certified Therapy Dog Teams, free of charge, to the VA Hospital, Area Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Hospice, Colleges, to help special needs children, to one time events, and more. Examples of what therapy dog teams help with, that have been in the news lately: You may have heard of the Nassar case in which Therapy Dog teams were in the court room with the victims helping them get thru their testimony. You may have heard of the therapy dog teams called in after school shootings. We offer love to those in our community in need.

Loyola High School

Posted By: Sheila Nittmann (July 28, 2018)
Loyola High School was opened in response to the desperate need to help young men in Detroit challenged by an urban environment- young men, who could not thrive or even succeed in the public schools or have an opportunity at any private schools in or out of the city. Twenty-five years later, we are a small but mighty school in NW Detroit, with an am amazing 100% college acceptance rate and 100% graduation rate the past 8 years. Our graduates are living the ‘men for others’ tradition of helping those in need and becoming successful, contributing members to their community.

What good could we do with $1000? Scholarship assistance, healthy food options, and keeping our young men in dress code would all be possible. We rely solely on donations for running our Resource Closet, which helps every student in the school. Your help is needed!

Novi Community Coalition

Posted By: Debbie Wertz (July 27, 2018)

Novi Community Coalition is hosting “Life is Your Playbook” led by former NFL linebacker for the New York Giants and Super Bowl Champion, Greg Jones. Greg was the first MSU to earn back-to-back consensus first-team All-American Honors since Bubba Smith and George Webster. Greg imparts knowledge and skills needed for youth using several different “life plays” and interactive activities. The program is designed for students to focus in on their leadership development, team skills, and goal-planning. Each student builds positive self-esteem, creative mindset, and the potential to help them to be successful leaders now and in the future. Students will walk away with real-life expertise to be confident individuals while collaborating with others as a team, learn empathy for each other, and learn the communication skills needed to lead into creative innovators and critical thinkers. These skills are needed to become successful individuals.

Providing for Paws

Posted By: Rebecca Grikowsky (July 26, 2018)
In January 2018 Providing for Paws (PFP) took in a 4-month old Lab puppy with bad seizures, Mya. Her owner gave up on her, was about to put her to sleep as she couldn't handle her being a wild child without training in combination with seizure strides. PFP not only gave this girl a loving foster home; Mya got the vetting, neurological supervision, training and consistency she needed to flourish from a wild child into a happy, loving and well-mannered dog. Mya finally got a voice and people who stepped up for her. PFP was making sure she would only go into the best home that was ready to take care of her and her special as the seizures are a permanent part of her life. Mya was officially adopted last weekend by a wonderful couple. PFP stood up for Mya when no other rescue believed in this girl.

Friends of the Novi Public Library

Posted By: Sue Johnson (July 26, 2018)
The Friends of the Novi Public Library is a dynamic group of individuals dedicated to supporting the Library. NPL and the Friends are collaborating to create book club kits for our annual Battle of the Books program. This is a program designed to encourage reading and to recognize young people who like to read. There are 12 teams with up to 6 team members for a total of 72 participants. Students read from a list of six books and then participate in a contest where each team answers questions about those books as a team. Prizes are awarded to first, second, and third place teams. We would like to create 12 book club kits that contain 6 paperback copies of a book. Some kits would also have an audiobook copy in addition to purchasing copies of electronic books for students to download.

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