Summer of Sharing.org: what good could you do with $1000?
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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. 

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.

 

 

Stories

New Beginnings Animal Rescue

Posted By: Jennifer (July 8, 2017)
The crazy cat people your mother warned you about. We focus all of our time, energy, and resources into what is best for the cats in our care.

We started this rescue back in 2010 because we wanted to do more for our community and the animals in it. During the great economic collapse, we started a pet food pantry to help pets stay with their owners. But for those cats who could not stay with their families, we found fosters to take care of them until adopters came along and gave them new, forever homes. We opened our Adoption Center in 2013 and have become a gathering place for animal lovers to share stories, educate one another, make a difference in their community, learn responsibility and compassion, and to cater to every whim and deserve of the felines who reside in it.

Dream Life Center Inc

Posted By: Gladys Huffaker (July 8, 2017)
Dream Life Center is a organization that will help feed the hungry and clothe the homeless. We endeaver to help struggling families. Our goal is to provide help wherever is needed. DLC wants to dreams come true, by just giving hope. Where a person is now(homeless) is not where Dreamlife see's them.

Hillman Community Schools

Posted By: Erin Brege (July 8, 2017)
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine. Breges' Global Studies Student Travel Program helps ensure that our local students have access to global experiences. The Hillman Schools' Educational Programs have crossed international borders through the establishment of Breges' Global Studies Program in 2015. This program provides an opportunity for students to travel and study international destinations in order to gain new global perspectives and earn high school and college credits.
The program includes 10-12 grade students in Montmorency County. Their next destination is Greece in 2018. Many Montmorency locals also learn and benefit from the educational discussions during our post-travel community sessions. Introducing our students to ways of global thinking ensures that our students are best prepared to eventually join a global workplace and economy. Your support for Greece 2018 will help us 'turn the page".

Foster Closet of Michigan-Western Wayne County

Posted By: Allison Johnson (July 7, 2017)
The Foster Closet provides clothing, toiletries, books, toys and baby equipment to the nearly 2,600 abused and neglected kids in Wayne County at no cost. We're volunteers who rely on donations to do this. Funds are used to purchase new socks, underwear, hygiene projects, cribs and car seats. Our purpose is to help build self esteem in children who are usually placed into care with only the clothes on their backs while at the same time alleviating the financial burden of Foster parenting.

Furry Friends Rescue Inc

Posted By: Lori Penndorf (July 7, 2017)
Furry Friends Rescue is a cat rescue that has rescued and found loving homes for approximately 600 cats in South Lyon, Michigan in the last few years. The $1000 would go a long way in helping to provide medical treatment, pay veterinarian bills and provide food for these deserving animals. My daughter and I have volunteered with them for the last 3 years. They are a very caring and small group of volunteers working hard to provide for the needs of the animals in their care and to promote them to find permanent loving homes.

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