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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?

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.

 

 

Stories

Friends of the Otsego County Library

Posted By: Marilyn Rairigh (July 24, 2017)
A $1,000.00 donation would help the Friends of the Otsego County Library increase literacy in our community by supporting a love for books at the earliest ages. The Friends provide a first board book to every baby born at Otsego Memorial Hospital, along with tips for new mothers on providing their little one with the early literacy skills needed to make them successful readers. Taking advantage of bulk discounts this donation would allow us to purchase enough books to continue the program for next year. Thank you for considering our organization.

Atlanta Senior Center

Posted By: Hazel Roberts (July 24, 2017)
The Atlanta senior center is a non profit organization serving Montmorency County. We host congregate meals 4 nights a week through out the year.
Groups are welcome to use the center such as TFAP, MCCOA, and other clubs. We have a bunco club, blood pressure clinic once a month, exercise club and we will be hosting a flu shot clinic.
The building is aging and is need of some work to be done such as the building needs to power washed, and some other minor repairs.
We also put up a new flag pole and flag and an engraved stone honoring veterans.

Hillman Community Radio

Posted By: Susan Floer (July 23, 2017)
The volunteers at Hillman Community Radio, have dedicated their time and talents to bring our town a quality radio station to tune in to for weather, emergency updates, school closings, the billboard top 100 hits, school lunch menus, senior menus, and high school team play-by-play sporting events. We involve the community by having local residence give station I.D. promos on the radio. We play music for all ages and all types of music. We depend on public donations to pay for our air-time. We would like to be able to keep moving ahead with new programming for our hometown customers. With the help of Summer Dollars, our town of Hillman will make WXHR-FM a station that the people can turn to for updates, community happenings, enjoyable music and weather reports. We ask that you consider our station to be a recipient for Summer Dollars.

Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County

Posted By: Barb Johnson (July 23, 2017)
This year we are running a hoop house (17 raised beds)and 5 beds in our community garden in Canton. All produce is donated to First Step, a shelter for women and children in Wayne and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) in Canton. Besides the food donations, we are teaching interested community members how to plant, use companion planting techniques, use natural methods for deterring pests, how and when to fertilize, how much to water and when, how to set up a compost bin, and more. We also teach mini workshops. $1,000 would allow us to add more beds next year. It would buy bedding soil, compost, fertilizer, tools, bamboo for trellises, and other materials. Also it could be used to replace some fencing around the community garden where the rabbits are getting in and out. We would love to give you a tour to show you our project! Thanks!

Loveruns

Posted By: Dayna Hasty (July 22, 2017)
Love Runs is a group of people that run to raise money for victims of human trafficking. Thanks to our partnerships with local organizations, many programs are expanding, allowing more victims to be rescued and restored. We pour our heart into this cause by volunteering our time to participate in outreach events, raise awareness, and many people have become mentors or organized group events at Vista Maria to show love to the girls there. There are still girls that can not be rescued due to lack of places to place them and lack of special programs to restore these victims. This money would allow us to increase our capacity to support the organizations that have best practices in rescuing victims. This would also help me reach my personal goal of $1440, the number of minutes victims are slaves and we are free each day.

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