SUMMER OF SHARING
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. To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help.
"What GOOD could you do with $1,000?"
Which charity, community organization, or school group could use some extra funds? In total, we will be donating $60,000 this summer! That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 10, 2019 – August 30, 2019.
Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2019.
This summer we chose from over 290 stories submitted on this site and awarded (60) $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan! Click the SEE tab to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.
Silver Lake Animal Rescue
Posted By: Cecilia Gallagher (August 27, 2019)
My charity suggestion is the Silver Lake Animal Rescue, they are a nonprofit 501(3)(c), rescue organization dedicated to providing, through foster care, a safe haven for abandoned, abused or unwanted domestic animals. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and receive all lifesaving or necessary medical attention. Silver Lake Animal Rescue is not a shelter facility. Fostering is provided in the private homes of their loving dedicated volunteers. Silver Lake Animal Rescue strongly believes that all animals deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. The ultimate goal of Silver Lake Animal Rescue is to create a healthier and kinder community for humans and animals alike. The "furbabies" are adopted out to caring families, that will love them and care for them. The donation will help with the veterinary costs incurred to treat the animals. Thank you!
The Little Stars Foundation
Posted By: Yihong Tong (August 26, 2019)
The Little Stars Foundation (TLSF), a 501(c)(3), provides yearly free 4-week-long summer workshops for local children. Since 2009, we have taught workshops on topics including music instruments, healthy lifestyles, 3D printing&design, as well as computer programming&web design. Over 300 children have attended these workshops, which provide learning opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in these areas. Technology is the key to the future. This summer, TLSF provided a 4-week-long programming workshop, teaching basic Python programming language and web design concepts. Over 20 middle school students participated in the workshop. By the end of the workshop, all participants were able to complete simple programming projects and make their own website. Unfortunately, since we only had the ability to host the workshop at somebody's house, many students who wanted to attend the workshop were not able to. The grant of $1000 will help us provide more opportunities to more students. Thank you! http://www.thelittlestars.org
WHOH community sports Complex Inc.
Posted By: Elijah Richardson (August 25, 2019)
As a new non-profit $1000 dollars would us put on our first annual event called cops and hoops. At cops and hoops, inner-city youth and Detroit police officers will play basketball together on integrated teams. This event will exemplify our mission statement expeditiously. Our Mission at WHOH Community Sports Complex Inc is to utilize inner-city youth to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community through traditional and non-traditional sporting practices, along with creating a gateway to higher education and careers. As a new nonprofit in the city, we are excited and determined to change lives and help evolve the city of Detroit as soon as possible. We want to eliminate the negativity between law Enforcement and community by making both parties more personal with each other. We truly believe if the community comes together for the youth aggressively we can change lives. Visit us at whohdetroit.org
Posted By: Ann Beaver (August 25, 2019)
JLHS Robotics is a program that allows students to design, create, and program a robot to meet certain criteria. We are a small rural school that relies on community support to continue this costly program. Students benefit from this program in ways such as team work, thinking outside the box, accepting and giving constructive criticism, as well as working with other teams to reach a common goal. The team travels to different competitions in northern Michigan to compete against teams from all over the state. We build experiences that the students can use throughout their lifetime.
Detroit Dolphins 2point0
Posted By: APRIL WALLACE (August 24, 2019)
We are a group of volunteers for a youth football and cheer team. We instill values of hardwork, sportsmanship, education jusy to name a frw for our tomorrow's. We have been existence since 2009. We had hundreds of children go off to college and come back to pay it forward. If we were to be chosen the money would go toward our end of season banquet where each child receives their participation trophy and a family style meal.