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?
Nominations will begin on June 1, 2018.
Foster Closet of Michigan - Western Wayne County Branch
Posted By: Laura Jackson (June 4, 2018)
Children who are put into the foster care system often leave their surroundings with nothing but the clothes on their back. The families who take them in often have to purchase clothing, toiletries, and even a bed to be able to care for the children. The Foster Closet of Wayne County - Western Branch is an excellent resource for these families. The Foster Closet provides clothing, underclothing, shoes, toys, baby equipment, and furniture to help the children transition to a new home. Being able to have something to call their own helps to build the childís self esteem and helps alleviate the financial burden for the foster families. The Foster Closet of Wayne County - Western Branch would use the $1,000 to purchase new socks, underwear, hygiene products, diapers and wipes to replenish the closet.
Posted By: Molly Reeser (June 4, 2018)
For over a decade, Camp Casey has been bringing free horseback riding programs to children with cancer and rare blood disorders in Michigan.
Camp Casey's Horsey House Call program surprises children with a knock on the door and horse on their doorstep for the afternoon. Children, who are often too sick to attend regular summer camp, are able to have "camp" delivered to their homes!
Camp Casey comes equipped with a horse, crafts, games, pizza and more! The entire "neigh"borhood comes together to celebrate, honor and lift up a family that is going through hard times.
$1000 from Community Financial's Summer of Sharing would directly go toward making a Horsey House Call happen this summer for a very special family. We'd love to extend an invitation to your staff to join on the fun and volunteer for the Horsey House Call that YOU make happen.
Thank you for considering Camp Casey!
Elk Country Animal Shelter
Posted By: Patricia Garrett (June 4, 2018)
The Elk Country Animal Shelter (ECAS) operating costs have risen the same as the cost of living for each of us. While their shelter operations, fundraising events, contributions, and generous local support cover the bulk of normal operating expenses, they need additional funding to provide enhanced services like Community Spay/Neuter Program, to improve or add kennels and fencing, and to purchase equipment and materials vital to maintaining an up-do-date, efficient shelter. They depend on local, state, and national charitable organizations. Every penny a schoolchild donates, every five dollar check a senior citizen writes, every dollar ECAS collects goes to help care for the animals housed at the shelter. The community provides Pedigree Dog Food for dogs housed at the shelter. Tax deductible donations to help the shelter from individuals and organizations like this one, from Community Financial would be very valuable to the continuing success of ECAS.
SOS (Shelly Olree's Shelter)
Posted By: Patricia Garrett (June 4, 2018)
The SOS (Shelly Olree's Shelter) is a non-profit 501c3 rescue that offers shelter and hope for homeless cats and kittens. Mission - Making a difference, one animal at a time! Realizing they cannot save them all but to the ones they do save, They ARE making that difference.
SOS was conceived in 2008 when it housed 19 cats and kittens that needed homes, had them spayed and neutered and then proceeded to successfully re-home them all. In 2015, they built a brand new building, meant to be a shelter! Through blood, sweat and tears, designed, built, pounded nails, painted, painted, and painted some more, a state of the art shelter for the all the homeless cats and kittens that need us. Their supplies of food, litter and cleaning goods for the SOS shelter would benefit greatly from the extra funds donated from Community Financial.
Keep Plymouth Leafy
Posted By: julie jasinski (June 4, 2018)
Happy Summer! I would like to introduce you to Plymouthís new non-profit Keep Plymouth Leafy. KPL was started when concerned citizens came together and committed to positively enhancing the leafy tree lined character of our streets and parks. Our vision is to be a trusted partner with municipal and grant making organizations to Keep Plymouth Leafy for all current and future residents. Since itís inception in 2018, KPL has funded the planting of trees on city property, given away 20 street trees in our Arbor Day raffle, given away 50 saplings in May. We would appreciate your consideration for The Summer of Sharing grant which would help us grow and maintain a strong urban canopy which will provide beauty, quality of life and economic assets to our wonderful city! Thank you, Julie Jasinski