Summer of Sharing.org: what good could you do with $1000?
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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?

Nominations will begin on June 1, 2018.

 

 

Stories

Parkview Elementary

Posted By: Carly Musa (June 7, 2018)
Parkview students have designed an outdoor learning space! The space we have created is a place for students to learn and grow. One part of the space is dedicated for bringing learning outdoors and the other space we created is for mindfulness. This space will be a place where students and staff can relax and have peace. Within that space we are creating a butterfly garden to help bring back the population of Monarch butterflies. We can't wait for our space to become a reality.

Canton Charter Academy 3rd Grade Mrs.Carls

Posted By: Mrs. Lindsay Carls (June 7, 2018)
Our third graders would benefit from the $1,000 a day for a few reasons. First, we could use the funds to help offset the cost of our field trips to Lansing, a planetarium, and a nature center. Secondly, the funds could also help us pay for additional school supplies throughout the year. We are looking to purchase additional leveled reading books, some more hands on science materials, and math materials. Lastly, any monetary donations could be put to buying technology materials for the students to use in class. It would be an honor and great privilege to be one of the $1,000 a day winners!
Thank you for your consideration!
Mrs. Carls

Novi Rotary

Posted By: Darby Hoppenstedt (June 6, 2018)
Feed the Need Summer Lunch Program will be starting the fourth year of programming in the
Novi Community. This wonderful program began with the Novi Interfaith community as an effort
to bridge the food gap for students in need during the summer months. The program blossomed
into a much broader and comprehensive effort for our young people that meets a need that
goes far behind filling the stomachs of children. The program also fills the spirits and minds of
our kids by providing them engaging activities and meaningful relationships.
The Novi Community encompases three school districts that each have a degree of food
insecurity for the residents of our city. Students who are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch
during the school year are left without access to similar healthy and consistent nutrition during
the summer months. The Novi Rotary, in partnership with a number of community organizations
(Novi Public Library, Novi Interfaith group, Novi Community School District) have worked
diligently to provide both nutritional support and enrichment opportunities for kids in need during
the summer.
Feed the Need is able to offer summer engaging enrichment activities and tutoring at the main
location, Village Oaks Elementary. The programming for students focuses on supplemental
educational learning, life skills and social development. Village Oaks provides lunch Monday -
Friday each week. In addition to our main location, Feed the Need provides lunches at four
satellite locations in Novi. Novi Ridge Apartment complex, Oakland Glens Mobile Home
community, Novi High School and Country Cousins Mobile Home Community all partner with
Feed the Need to provide bag lunches for children in need.
Feed the Need relies on community support to fund the food and programming costs. We
believe that through this program we are able to enrich the lives of our young people by
providing meals and an opportunity for a summer experience economically challenged students
do not have access to.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Otsego County

Posted By: Laurie Andrews (June 6, 2018)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a program sponsored by Otsego County United Way. Members are men and women ages 55 who are interested in volunteering at about 60 different non-profit community stations. Otsego County RSVP members easily contribute over 30,000 hours annually of volunteer services. Some of the impact we provide within our community include: The "TACKLE" cancer patient transport van that takes patients to McLaren Hospital in Petoskey for daily radiation treatment, 1:1 driver/patient transportation to medical appointments throughout MI, feeding hungry families and children through our local food pantry, sponsoring blood drives 15x/year, and networking with our local Commission on Aging to provide a multitude of valuable services to senior citizens. We are hoping to obtain funds for an annual volunteer appreciation event to honor our membership of approximately 350 volunteers. Thank you for your consideration!

Canton Goodfellows

Posted By: Cherie Baggot (June 6, 2018)
As a little girl, I waited anxiously as Christmas neared for the Goodfellows package. My Mom raised 7 children alone struggling every day, so this package was special and she appreciated it as we did. That family game or food item that we normally didnít have was truly a gift at this special time of year. That is why I am a member of the Canton Goodfellows organization today. I can help give back with this wonderful organization who has been giving back to the community for many years and helps families just like mine so long ago. On average, it serves 320 children from 120 families and provides clothing, toys and food with the huge help of community volunteers and donors. It does not discriminate by race or religion. If there is a need, the Canton Goodfellows are always there to help.

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