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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.




Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena

Posted By: Jennifer Dingman (July 17, 2018)
These youth enhance an image of strong community through their dedication to the service and community projects they take part in.Rain or shine ages 11-18 show up at the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena and have one purpose in mindů volunteer. They put their heart and soul into the projects and services they are a part of. Some of the projects that the youth are dedicated to are inter-generational projects, a wildlife exploration activity called River Rats, food packing projects and so much more.The core values that these teens are instilled with during this program goes beyond selfless. They have come to know volunteering as a part of their life, culture and what it means to be a true citizen of a community.It helps more youth become more in tune with the unmet community needs.These funds open the door for more youth to participate in the program.

Elk Country Animal Shelter

Posted By: Amy M Koblos (July 16, 2018)
The Elk Country Animal Shelter has a huge, giving heart when it comes to the animals, homeless or otherwise. Offering boarding services to the public as well as offering low cost spay & neuter and low cost vaccinations. The shelter also encourages owner retention and with that comes the offering of the shelters food pantry to family's in need. If Community Financial were to select the Elk Country Animal Shelter, they would help the shelter keep the cupboards full as well as help keep pet population down by assisting with funding the much needed spay and neuter program and low cost shot clinics. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Educational Excellence Foundation - P-CEP Robotics

Posted By: Luke Fenstermacher (July 16, 2018)
Without Lightning Robotics, my life would be missing any sort of direction. When I entered high school, I had no idea what I was doing with my future. I tried all sorts of clubs and sports, but nothing compared to what I found in robotics. I discovered a new passion that I had never seen in myself before. Although I was drawn in with the idea of programming a robot, I stayed for all of the opportunities I had. I was able to learn skills such as milling, wiring, marketing, using computer-aided design, and many other abilities that would be out of reach if I had not joined this program. In three short years, I have progressed from being a timid, apathetic child to a knowledgeable, motivated young adult with opportunities for scholarships, internships, and careers I would have never discovered if it weren't for Lightning Robotics.

Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM)

Posted By: John Doskocz (July 15, 2018)
We have twin boys with autism, and the AAoM has helped us in many ways. Their MiNavigator hotline (staffed by a team of autism specialists with expertise in many fields) was created to provide a professional case management service to Michigan families affected by autism. They help families navigate the maze of insurance and services, work to ensure the schools are providing children all the supports and services they need with high expectations and inclusion and help move the 90% unemployed adults with autism into jobs. They also have other signature programs like our Safety Training program, which has trained over 19,000 first responders across the state in autism awareness and safety.
The AAoM expands opportunities and improves the quality of life for people touched by autism across Michigan. More information can be found at I hope you will consider them for your summer of sharing program.

Elk Country Animal Shelter

Posted By: Pat Crawford (July 15, 2018)
If I had $1000.00 I would give it to the Elk Country Animal Shelter for animal food, kitty litter, cleaning supplies and especially for all the medical supplies they use for the animals. All these things are used on a daily basis and have to be replenished often. The Shelter makes a big difference in the lives of these abused, lost, and abandoned animals. They need help.

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