Summer of what good could you do with $1000?
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. 

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.




Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Alpena Service Unit 430

Posted By: Bonnie Shaw (July 19, 2017)
Girl Scouts of Michigan/Alpena-Shore to Shore Have Camp Woodlands on Indian Reserve Road in Alpena that Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Church groups, youth groups and families use for education, family reunions, camping experience and community meetings. This camp is one of the nicest get-a-ways people of Northern Michigan can go and enjoy Nature, Tranquility, and back to basics of daily living. We are replacing the roof and upgrading the windows, insulation, siding and flooring in the bunkhouse and making a handicap bathroom and shower so the community can use this camp in safety. Tent camping and Fire pits are a must for camping and this camp has all this available. Great get-a-way for the community.

Vista Maria

Posted By: Nicole Lewis (July 19, 2017)
Vista Maria is a non-profit agency dedicated to serving the lives of vulnerable youth in SE Michigan. Established in 1883, our mission is to deliver innovative care, support, treatment and education to vulnerable youth so that they heal, believe in their worth, and build the skills needed to succeed. This is done through our wide array of residential and community programs including alternative education; general and treatment foster care; transitional living programs; treatment housing for victims of human trafficking and after-school programming. Annually, our programs impact over 1,200 youth. Stories of our youth include a young woman, who endured unimaginable abuse at home and arrived in Vista Maria’s residential programs from a youth detention center. Here she restarted her education, received counseling and individualized treatment and moved on to participate in our independent living program. She has since earned her GED, found her first job, and gained self confidence.

Bentley Elementary School-third grade

Posted By: Kristi Schwartz (July 19, 2017)
Reading is essential for success in all areas of life. As you may have heard, Michigan passed legislation in which that all third-grade students must be proficient in reading or they will be retained. This is a huge change in our state, so reading needs to be our focus. At Bentley Elementary School, our goal is to increase our own personal classroom libraries. We are changing to a "Reader's Workshop" model, using research-based MAISA units, originating from Oakland County. Our goal is to increase our classroom libraries with rich, purposeful literature for the children to choose during reader's workshop. Our goal is to purchase the books needed for instruction in the unit and purchase more nonfiction text. The push with our Michigan Academic Standards is to read 50% nonfiction. Please consider the gift of reading for students.


Posted By: Susan Evans (July 18, 2017)
A space is being constructed by Bridgepointe Nonprofit at Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy (a public school in southwest Detroit) to provide clothing essentials to families identified as needing assistance. The goal, along with providing adequate clothing, is to improve the self-esteem of the students and contribute to a positive learning environment. Many of the children do not have clean, appropriate clothing or footwear that is safe. Families will select new uniforms, socks, underwear, shoes and some hygiene products for their children.
The closet is being constructed primarily with donated materials and volunteer labor. The space is scheduled to be completed this month and funds are needed to stock the closet with uniforms for the start of the school year. Children in preschool through eighth grade attend the school.

Hillman Senior Citizens Center

Posted By: Daryl Peterson, (July 17, 2017)
A pleasant spot to chat with friends, do a jigsaw puzzle, play cards is where the center comes into play for many of the area seniors. The meals each evening are very well done.
The monthly pancake and eggs breakfast is a hit with many folks as it is one of the fundraisers along with card tournaments. They could certainly use money to help with the various programs and expenses of the center. Thank you for any consideration given to our center.

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