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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.




Northville Historical Society

Posted By: Leanie Bayly (July 23, 2018)
The Northville Historical Society maintains and operates a living museum, where history is preserved, at Mill Race Historical Village. Nine structures are available to tour, plus an open air gazebo, popular for family picnicking and snapshots. Live demonstrations in the fine art of blacksmithing, weaving, spinning and bobbin lace are open to the public, free of charge, on any given Sunday afternoon, mid-June-mid-October. In honor of the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Hirsch Exhibit Hall offers an exhibit of WWI memorabilia, while highlighting Northville's unique history. The grounds and landscaping are maintained to period turn of the century splendor. The Archives maintains a growing collection of local Northville heritage and artifacts. A great place to learn about your home town! We rely upon the generosity of donors and volunteers to keep our local history alive.

Friends For Life

Posted By: Kathryn Blom (July 23, 2018)
Friends For Life is a voluntary pet spay/neutering organization for residents of Otsego County. We have a new Board who is striving to rebuild our finances. In 2016 we paid to spay and neuter 166 cats and 148 dogs at a cost of $21,585. This program aids local families in maintaining the reproductive health and general health of their pet family members.

Those of you who have pets know how they become part of your family. You love them and cherish them to the best of your ability. Our organization tries to support local families and aid them in giving their pets the best care available. They choose any one of our local veterinarians for the procedure. The veterinarian then bills us for our portion of the procedure cost.

It is with appreciation that we submit this request, hoping that you can help us. Thank you...

Tonda Elementary Baseball League

Posted By: Larry Harrigan (July 23, 2018)
The Tonda Baseball program provides the opportunity for boys and girls to participate in baseball during the months of May and June, and is open to students in the Tonda Elementary attendance area. The purpose of the league is to encourage individual participation and teamwork. The T-ball league is a confidence building activity where encouragement and instruction are emphasized rather than competition and winning. Coach Pitch is geared toward the older children and will introduce more of the baseball concepts. Its a family event that brings our entire Tonda community together! If we are selected to win we will use the funds to replace old equipment that is old/used/failing to help keep the children safe and able to learn with updated equipment. Thank you for your consideration!

The Pink Fund

Posted By: Tracey Cholish (July 23, 2018)
While fighting for their lives, many women in active treatment for breast cancer lose their livelihoods, experiencing a loss of income that often leads to catastrophic financial losses and the need to rebuild financial health.

The Pink Fund provides financial support which helps meet basic needs, decrease stress levels, and allows breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes. The 90 day program covers expenses for housing, transportation, utilities & insurance.

"Words cannot express how much relief your assistance helps decrease my financial stress & allows me to focus on healing. - Pink Fund recipient

A $1,000 donation will provide support for one families expenses for one month. Thank you for helping families facing this fight!

Friends of Northville District Library

Posted By: Linda Schwelnus (July 21, 2018)
The Friends build a strong relationship between the library and the community by promoting, supporting, encouraging, and enhancing the services of the Library.

NDL's Youth Area is a popular gathering space for children/families. In addition to childrens' computers with educational games, board books and youth DVDs, the Library also provides room for play! The puppet backdrop is popular for playing with the large assortment of puppets (available for check out!). Toy bins feature educational toys. Puzzle tables are in constant use.

We would use this grant to enhance the collection of hands-on educational puzzles, which help improve spatial awareness, develop motor skills, and build logical thinking skills. We would add to/replace some of the educational toys, like magnetic maze manipulatives; color changing touch-boards for fine motor practice/pre-writing skills; dressing frames with buttons, snaps, buckles that that reinforce early literacy skills and preschool readiness.

thank you for your consideration!

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