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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.

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.

 

 

Stories

Community Mediation Services

Posted By: Judi Doan (July 26, 2018)
Community Mediation Services serves the 10 county area in northeast Michigan. Our Mission is to assist people in resolving their disputes in a confidential, affordable and peaceful manner by providing trained mediators in a neutral setting.

All our mediators are volunteers who have taken the State Court Administrative Office approved training. Funding could assist with providing training in our area for new mediators. This is a 40-hour class taught by certified trainers.

The types of cases we are able to mediate might be custody and parenting time, landlord/tenant, neighbors, divorce property settlement, estates, guardianship for adults or children, or any school issue for a student with disabilities and needing an Individual Educational Plan.

The participants at mediation are the decision makers. They know best what each of them wants or needs. The mediator does not make any decisions.

Funding could provide a fee reduction for the service.

St. Patrick Senior Center, Inc.

Posted By: J. W. Wrobel (July 26, 2018)
St. Patrick Senior Center provides a “home away from home” for over 2000 older adults all year round. It is a community that seniors know is their home regardless of age; whether they are homeless or own a home, depressed or happy, isolated or social, or adjusting from work to retirement.
The programs and services offered by the Senior Center are as diverse as the population it serves. Regular programs, services, and activities include:
Fitness Classes & Social Activities
• l Workout Room
• l Travel Club – day to weeklong trips
• l Arts & Crafts
• l Technology Classes
• l Book Club
• l Pool/Billiards Room
• l Bingo
• l Dance Parties
Meals - Food and Nutrition - 6 days a week
Health & Wellness Clinic
• Health Screenings: blood pressure, weight, and
blood glucose test
• Disease Prevention Health Promotion
• Evidence Based programs: PATH, Matter of
Balance, Enhanced Fitness
• Health Education Programs
• Podiatrist
• Reflexology
• Massage Therapy
http://stpatsrctr.org/home0.aspx

Otsego County Library

Posted By: Maureen Derenzy (July 24, 2018)
A long awaited expansion of the Otsego County Library is currently underway with funding provided through a voter-approved millage. We are eagerly looking forward to its completion in late Fall 2018, when we can invite the community to explore and enjoy all that this beautiful new facility will have to offer for patrons of all ages.

As with most building projects, there are costs for some 'extras' that are not included in the construction budget, which we hope to complete with donated funds. A $1,000 grant from Community Financial's "Summer of Sharing" would allow us to refurbish the large pylon sign in front of the library with a fresh coat of paint to match the new exterior, as well as add landscaping to create an attractive greenbelt of colorful plants and shrubs.

Thank you for your consideration!

Community Opportunity Center

Posted By: Kathryn DeGeorge (July 24, 2018)
Community Opportunity Center (COC) is a nonprofit housing corporation that provides housing options for people with developmental disabilities. We currently support 82 individuals in 23 settings in western Wayne County. COC’s support includes every aspect of adult day living based on individual skill level, including: overseeing medical appointments, dispensing of medication, all transportation needs, social activities, meal preparation, health and safety training, maintaining a safe and clean living environment, shopping, and personal grooming needs.

Several of the people we support have gainful employment earning additional funds which enables them to enjoy spending their money on leisure activities of their choosing including vacations, day trips to the Detroit and Toledo zoos, Cedar Pointe, Henry Ford Village, Shipshewana, Holiday shopping for themselves, friends and family, etc.. Additional funds would help defer the cost of “leisure activities” for those who are unable to earn the funds to do so.

Maybury Farm

Posted By: Jessica Striegle (July 23, 2018)
The mission of Maybury Farm is to educate the children and families of our surrounding communities about the animals and agriculture that are essential to a traditional working farm through hands-on experiences that are both engaging and educational. Over the past two years, the Northville Community Foundation, which operates Maybury Farm, has invested in the Farm in order to improve the educational programming, operations, and infrastructure according to our mission. In 2017, phase one of the Maybury Farm pond remediation was completed. If selected, the $1,000 grant will be used to help fund phase two of the pond remediation, which is estimated at $5,000. Phase two includes the installation of an aerator, which is necessary to keep the pond from becoming stagnant and will allow it to be used as an ongoing educational component of the Farm and remain aesthetically pleasing as it is a focal point of the property.

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