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.
Living and Learning Enrichment Center
Posted By: Karen Wang (June 5, 2018)
The Living and Learning center is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing support in social skills and vocational skills to teens and young adults with autism and related conditions. The unemployment rate for adults with autism is well over 80%, which means these citizens require government support. The Center aims to turn young adults into employed taxpayers, so that they do not depend on government support. My son has participated in the weekend hangouts (a unique 3 hour social skills program not offered anywhere else in the USA), summer job skills camp and video modeling social skills classes. He loves the classes and he loves the social workers at the Center. He has a resume, has filled out job applications and will attend his first job fair tomorrow. The Center fills a void that no other public or private organization has attempted to consider. Please support this deserving organization!
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
Posted By: Sharon vanSpronsen (June 5, 2018)
The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization. A group of individuals, seeing the need to assist our veterans, organized in 2006 to create the FWSF for Michigan-based soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and their families. The FWSF has maintained a 90% or higher giving rate. Their Board of Directors and Committee members donate 100% of their time without compensation. The FWSF is a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit using GreatNonprofits.
It is through donations such as yours that veterans receive the support needed when they need it the most. Transportation to and from the VA or the hospital for treatments, paying rents, car payments, utilities, putting food on the table and so much more.
These dedicated women and men sustained injuries while serving our Country for all of us. They had our backs; it is our turn to let them know we have theirs. Thank you.
Posted By: Karen Tharp (June 4, 2018)
I am part of a group of people who believe we can do something to fight against Human Trafficking in the Detroit Metro area. We are Love Runs and together we walk and run to raise awareness and shine a light on this modern day slavery that is happening in our own backyards. Because of our borders, Michigan is ranked one of the worst in our nation for Human Trafficking. With the $1,000 it would go towards the prevention, rescue and restoration of the victims...many of them minors. We continue to be their voice by sharing their stories and we walk/run until we can Stop the Traffic in our community, in our cities and our state. Thank you for considering.
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 child’s 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!