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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.




In The Band Music Appreciation Studio

Posted By: Nick Brandon (July 19, 2018)
In The Band is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing community, access, and support for growing musicians in the Plymouth-Canton area. Located in PARC, ITB has achieved tremendous growth, inspiring and influencing countless young musicians and appreciators during the past three years. ITB provides free access for student musicians (7th grade through college-age) to a recording and performance studio, as well as reaching a wider audience with bi-annual vinyl releases, live showcases, and opportunities to be on radio via The Scene, ITB’s monthly show on 88.1 FM. ITB is committed to giving young musicians a creative platform where they can learn, create, and ultimately realize their art. Our community is brimming with young talent that needs a helping hand to flourish; ITB does precisely that.

The story of ITB is best told by our students; to hear from them check out our video at . For more visit


Posted By: Tim Jacobs (July 19, 2018)
Tinkergarden is a new program In northern Michigan that takes education to a whole new level. Tinkergarden takes the classroom to the outdoors. Children learn about nature, bugs, trees and animals, while learning to interact with each other at an early age. Tinkergarden uses a hands off approach that let's the children learn and explore at their own pace and without the boundaries of a classroom. The classes are for Pre K aged Kids, classes are generally held for an hour a day once a week for 12 weeks. Each session is focused around a season, so fall spring summer and winter sessions. Brooklyn Martin is the instructor and pays for everything out of pocket. The money would go a long way to helping her plan out educational activities for our youth.

East Middle School Maker Clubs

Posted By: Katherine Lester (July 19, 2018)
All students can benefit from being a part of a community or club, and students do not have to be athletes or scholars to be part of the East Middle School Maker Clubs Community! Library Media Specialist, Kathy Lester, sponsors these clubs at East MS school along with teacher Angela Hogan. Students have the opportunity to create, collaborate, communicate, and use critical thinking while tinkering with coding, robots, digital video, crafting, and more! The students did an amazing job sharing and teaching others at the club’s annual Maker Showcase evening. They love the club; however, the feedback from students is that the club needs more resources to allow more students to get involved in various activities. As educational funding is always tight, the club receives no funding from the school. A donation would be used to buy much-needed club supplies.

Woman's Life Society Chapter 827, Chicks 4 Charity

Posted By: Tammy Brown (July 18, 2018)
Members of the Woman’s Life Society Chapter 827, also called “Chicks 4 Charity”, have been volunteering since 2009 in the greater Plymouth/Canton community. Members have done everything from providing funds for shelter animals, directly delivering homemade lunches to homeless people, making comfort blankets for hospitalized youth, to raising thousands of dollars in quarters at a single event for a program that helps culturally challenged residents speak English and overcome isolation in our community.
A service activity or fundraiser is hosted every month. Because of their hard work, they are one of the top Woman’s Life Society Chapters in the nation. In 8 years, Chicks have helped over 85 non-profit organizations. With much of the charity money coming out of their own pockets, they have raised over $210,000.
The Summer of Sharing Funds would greatly help their 9th anniversary fundraiser in September dedicated to providing help and hope for impoverished children.

Relentless Detroit

Posted By: Laurence Truxell (July 18, 2018)
The Relentless Detroit Foundation, in collaboration with Detroit Barbell raise money, awareness and support for families with children diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. The foundation raises the bulk of the money donated by hosting a yearly powerlifting meet. Power lifters from the United States and Canada come together for this event after spending months training and raising funds to support the families involved.

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