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.
Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue
Posted By: Charisse D Nilles (July 18, 2018)
Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue specializes in providing care for orphaned or abandoned kittens ages newborn to four weeks old.
Imagine feeding new born kittens every 2-3 hours with a syringe or small bottle. Volunteers are needed around the clock. Supplies are needed to help keep these smallest and most fragile kittens alive. Check out some of the kitten photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mikittens/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1658940644183152
Through July 8th they've had 86 kittens in their care. The total in 2017 was 80 kittens so they are working hard saving the kitties of Michigan. Adopt don't shop! These kittens are adorable.
MOKR has been certified by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance which recognizes organizations that use the nationally-recognized No Kill Equation model to achieve the goal that no healthy or treatable animal is euthanized due to lack of shelter space or permanent home.
Otsego County Food Pantry
Posted By: Hailey Zack (July 18, 2018)
I have been volunteering at the food pantry for about 5 years, and I'm only 13 yrs old. The Food Pantry is such a great program to help those in need. My favorite thing about volunteering at the food pantry is the feeling I get inside when I know I helped someone in need. Being awarded this money would help to feed so many families in my communinty.
Michigan Elks Charitable Grant Fund
Posted By: Dennis R. White (July 18, 2018)
This Elks function provides special needs seniors with funds of $2,000.00 a year for up to 4 years to further their education after high school. They do not have to go to a university. They can attend a trade school or volcational school. This helps them to become valuable citizens of their community and gives them self respect as a citizen. By being awarded this opportunity they get a feeling they have never had before. People have mostly looked down on them and here is a program that says "Here we have confidence in your ability to succeed in life". We presently have 25 students most of which are living in Citizen Federals service area. Thank you for your consideration. Yes we are a 501c3 organization. Dennis R. White
New Life Pregnancy Resource Center
Posted By: Rachel Anderson (July 18, 2018)
For over 30 years, New Life PRC has been serving crisis pregnant women, married couples, single mothers or fathers, and grandparents with guardianship. Through the programs offered, the staff helps clients make better choices for a brighter future. New Life's services include pregnancy testing, pregnancy and parenting classes, support groups, material support including clothing/car seats/strollers/high chairs, etc. Clients earn items needed for their children by participating the classes offered, as well as going to other support groups and by volunteering at the Center. In 2017, the Center had 475 client visits (from 7 counties) and 1,000+ volunteer hours. New Life PRC also provides baby layette packages to Otsego Memorial Hospital to give out to new moms and dads. Funding received would be dedicated to enhancing the programs offered. Please visit our website for more info: http://www.gaylordnewlife.com/ABOUT-US.html. Thanks for your consideration of New Life PRC. We appreciate this opportunity.
Tenderfoot 4H Club
Posted By: Julia Fish (July 17, 2018)
Head, heart, hands, and health. This is the dedication the Tenderfoot 4H Club brings to the table every year as they prepare for the county fair. This program teaches kids the benefit of perseverance, the responsibility of animal husbandry, and the reward of hard work. They are not just farm animals and crops they are the backbone of the next generation. They remember to keep a clear head during stressful times, a loyal heart for those who matter most, hard working hands to contribute to our and their society, and to keep their health for greater overall living for their club, their community, their country and their world. Tenderfoot 4H Club, most importantly, is a family that fosters the kindness and love that are required for generous living in today's world.
Thank you for your consideration.