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.




CC Shambots Robotics Team

Posted By: Wende Boerema (July 17, 2017)
The CC Shambots is a high school robotics team unique in that we participate in both FRC and Vex robotics. The 50+ member team educates each student team member in STEM fields, business protocol, and collaboration, in order to prepare them for their experience in college and the larger business world. We participate in charity and educational outreach events visiting K-8 schools to encourage interest in STEM and robotics. We also hold a summer camp to interest new students in robotics. The team continually looks for opportunities to serve. One of our community events this year was the Fleece & Thank You project, making blankets for hospitalized children. Our team has grown from just a few students in recent years and so our need for funds to get further established with tools and equipment is growing. We hope to purchase several new tools this fall with the $1000 CFCU donation.

Friends of Northville District Library

Posted By: Linda Schwelnus (July 17, 2017)
The mission of the Friends of Northville District Library is to promote, support, encourage and enhance the services of the Library.

The library recently acquired a great resource for the community: digital conversion equipment. This requires a high-end iMac computer, costing $1,800, to manage the equipment. A CFCU grant of $1,000 toward the price of the computer would be most appreciated.

The iMac along with other equipment allows patrons to convert multiple forms of media into electronic formats. Targeted conversions: VHS to MP4, Phonograph/Records to OGG, MP3 or MP4A formats, Cassette to M4A format.

The iMac allows easy copy of files to Windows storage devices and will allow patrons to edit the resulting video or audio files into more polished and professional results. Think of the creativity this will inspire! Thank YOU, CFCU.

Educational Excellence Foundation P-CEP

Posted By: Darren Thomas Dropp (July 17, 2017)
I have had a ton of influences and experiences that have shaped my life and my world view but, if someone asked me, what one experience was the ultimate life-changer, I would say it was when I became the proud member of the P-CEP Team 862 Lightning Robotics. The teamwork required to build a robot, and all the community outreach we were involved in to generate interest in the P-CEP Robotics Program, were great confidence builders. Being a member of this team has had a personal impact, because while on the team I have met and made more lasting friendships than any other time in my life. The community outreach events involved shaking hands and talking to kids and adults about robotics.Who knew that joining the team and the electronic sub group would result in both personal and economic growth.


Posted By: Jonathan Stran (July 17, 2017)
Hi, my name is Jonathan. I am 10 years old and I have had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 3. This disease stops your pancreas from producing insulin so that means you have to test your blood sugar and get shots of insulin several times every day. There is no cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the World’s leading organization focused on Diabetes research. Donations would help them find ways to improve the lives of many kids like me, and possible even find a cure!
Thank You!


Posted By: Jenni Darden (July 17, 2017)
ConnectUs is a volunteer run nonprofit designed to provide quality programming for individuals with severe multiple disabilities. At weekly programs volunteers are paired with a disabled buddy (many use wheelchairs) and hand-over-hand they follow simple instructions at each station until a project is complete. Completed projects are then donated to other local nonprofits creating a community of collaboration! We rely entirely on fundraising and gifts from generous donors to help further our mission and to build and purchase adaptive equipment that enables even the most severely challenged individuals to participate in productive activities.

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