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.




EEF Educational Excellence Foundation (Lightning Robotics)

Posted By: Luke Fenstermacher (July 12, 2017)
Lightning Robotics has had an astounding impact on my life. As an incoming freshman at Canton High School, I had few friends, little social skill, and not a clue what I wanted to pursue as a career. Stressed out and hopeless, I took a leap of faith and came to a robotics meeting. My life changed instantly. I immediately knew I belonged to the team. The marvelous opportunity shaped my character. Suddenly, my social skills increased. The eighth grader that feared interaction had miraculously blossomed into an extroverted ninth grader by simply joining a club. Furthermore, I got involved with STEM classes and discovered a new ambition for my future. In only two years, the team gave me new dreams and hope for my future. Today, I am a leader, an extrovert, and a dreamer. I owe it all to Lightning Robotics.

Livingston County Choirs

Posted By: Karla Macelli (July 12, 2017)
The Livingston County Choirs perform concerts and do public appearances throughout the year. With a $1,000 donation, I would partner with either Special Ministries or the Excel group to bring special needs adults to the concerts. These people need to take public transportation and most times require a coach to come with them. But I have seen their faces and heard the joy in their voices when they hear beautiful live choral music. In a world that often times shuns or puts down people with special needs, it would be wonderful to give them a little time off from that world.

Elk Country Animal Shelter

Posted By: Patricia Crawford (July 12, 2017)

The Elk Country Animal Shelter is making a great impact on our community day in day out year around. They take in the stray, abandoned and lost animals of the community, give them food, housing and the medical care they need. Then they find them forever homes. In addition, people can have their pets spayed or neutered, receive vaccinations, micro-chips and grooming all at a very low cost. The shelter is a non-profit organization which relies on donations to keep it going. If I had $1,000, I would give it to the shelter for needed supplies essential for daily operation.

EEF Educational Excellence Foundation (Lightning Robotics)

Posted By: Ethan Pelkie (July 12, 2017)
The value of Lightning Robotics is that it is a full circle experience that continues to benefit team members and community alike. Throughout my two years on the team I have learned many new programming skills, and next year I will have the opportunity to teach them to other team members. Additionally, as a team we do a number of community service events, and we provide many opportunities for community members to experience and engage in STEM activities. These community outreach events also provide team members with additional skills to go forward with.

Village Art Factory Veteran Dormitory

Posted By: Marion Rozum (July 12, 2017)
What is a Veteran? A veteran, whether they are active duty,discharged, retired or a reserve is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to the Unite States of America for an amount up to and including his life.Way too many people in this country today no longer understand that fact. Coming soon the Village Arts Factory will have programs to support veterans with Post Traumatic Stress and these funds would be extremely helpful in the start up of the program. Frequently our military return home and help is not affordable to meet there needs. Help us, help them.

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