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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.




Fire / EMS Members Charity

Posted By: Deb Van Coillie (July 13, 2018)
The Fire/ EMS Members Charity helps families in times of tragedy. When a family has a tragic event such as serious car accident or illness that causes hardship to the a family. The charity can help them with a financial donation to help them with medical bills, gas money or hotel rooms near hospitals. For fire families we provide each person with their own “Bucket Brigade” box of essential needs(pillows, toothbrushes, combs & hairbrushes, washcloth, towels etc.) to get them through the remainder of the night and into the next day. The Family is also provided with a packet of information including a phone book, application for emergency relief (through DHS), a list of local vendors to start the clean up and rebuilding process, and a $100.00 visa card for each family member as well as a place to stay at one of the local hotels.

Ennis Center for Children

Posted By: JOe Wrobel (July 13, 2018)
Ennis Center for Children has been working with abused and/or neglected children for over 39 years with services reaching over 3,500 Michigan children and families in crisis annually. On any given day, Ennis Center helps over 300 children in our foster care program alone.

Ennis Center for Children serves all counties in Southeast Michigan with locations in Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne County. They are a leading agency in finding adoptive families for children, including those with special needs. Ennis Center also works with delinquent teens, helping them stay safe, stay in school and on a path toward a productive adulthood.
Their mission: “With the support of the community, we preserve families when possible and create new families when necessary” drives our trained, dedicated and compassionate staff as they guide children and families toward a future better than their past.

The Gerad Meteyer Foundation

Posted By: Susan Witzman (July 13, 2018)
I am Katie’s grandmother. Three days after she turned 11 Katie was hospitalized with a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes (t1D). The difficulties of the disease were very hard on Katie, and the whole family.
Camp Midicha, a diabetes camp for children, has changed Katie’s life by meeting others who also suffer with the same struggles of dealing with t1D. Katie felt so different from other children and felt isolated. She has made many friends who she keeps in contact with since her first camp in 2015. She meets new friends each year. The camp is cost prohibitive for the family and they have applied and received a scholarship each of the three years. This disease is deadly and help for children to deal with this lifelong disease is crucial.
Please select “The Gerad Meteyer Foundation” in your “Summer of Sharing”

Northville Senior Services

Posted By: Pam Cameron (July 12, 2018)
The Northville Parks and Recreation Senior Services Department provides valuable services, programs and events for the seniors of Northville. Many of our seniors live alone and seek out services and programs in order to stay connected to their community. One way we provide this is by offering a senior volunteer run patio garden growing vegetables, herbs, flowers and friendships. Gardening creates a natural setting for socializing for both those who tend to the garden as well as those who enjoy its beauty. Planting, pruning and watering will give the seniors daily exercise that can improve their health, immune system, reduce stress and increase their overall outlook on life. The Community Financial “Summer of Sharing” funding will provide supplies and plants needed for the garden. It will also provide a gathering area for holding meetings and social events held around the garden.

Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc

Posted By: Julie Palmer (July 12, 2018)
When a community is connected to the art being created within the community, everyone benefits: residents, artists and businesses. We are starting a movement in Plymouth to connect residents to art being created in Plymouth through events and experiences. The first of these is a 7/21 concert by some local musicians who are about to break onto the Nashville scene called Elizabeth Stuart & the Desperados. Future events are being planned now. The community can expect to see art being expressed in new and surprising ways as this movement takes off. We are the HeART of Your Community. Grt Lks Chili has agreed to be the conduit to allow Summer of Sharing grant $ to flow to the artists. Thank you! From Dave Willett and Julie Palmer

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