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.
Northville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4012
Posted By: Kathy Marshall (July 7, 2017)
On behalf of The Northville VFW Post 4012: The VFW Post 4012 is a wonderful place for our veterans to come together, be able to share their stories, their lives, their joys and sorrows with other people who have been in the same situation. They need to be able to relate to other veterans and the VFW is here for them. Members go into the community and schools providing patriotic support, help veterans that are in need, whether financial. medical or emotional need. The VFW helps with the Memorial Day Parade, cares for the VFW portion of the cemetery at Rural Hill, Northville, participates in the July 4th parade, and honors our Veterans on Veterans Day. They support the National Home for veterans and families that are in need and trying to rebuild their lives. I don't have room to list all they do.
Helping Hands Gifts
Posted By: Lara Shovlin (July 6, 2017)
Helping Hands Gifts (HelpingHandsGifts.com) helps struggling families in need with a low cost shipping event at Christmastime and helps charities all year with donations, volunteering and sharing. We are here for the "working poor"- those families working hard to make it but falling through the cracks. Those families who would not otherwise qualify for assistance. Families such as the single mom working 3 jobs, the spouse who unexpectedly who lost their spouse, the parent with cancer, the veteran with PTSD trying to get help to return to work and the list goes on. We work through agencies, schools, banks and hospital for referrals. Last year we touched the lives of THOUSANDS of children with donations of gifts, gift cards, stocking stuffers, wrapping paper supplies and more. We intend to help even more this year and $1000 would help us help so many!
Oakland & Macomb County Center For Independent Living (aka Disability Network Oakland and Macomb)
Posted By: Joe Barczyk (July 6, 2017)
Empowering people with disabilities to lead independent lives, Disability Network Oakland and Macomb's outreach, advocacy and education is important because it directly helps people overcome hurdles to improved quality of life. Inclusive recreation, nursing facility transitions home, assistive technology, youth development, veteran housing and rehabilitation, transportation, navigating complex health and insurance systems, are some of the services provided the community. One thousand dollars will be used to help fund adaptive recreation equipment, independent living skills classes, and recreational program scholarships.
Northville Township Firefighters Charity Fund
Posted By: Marjorie Banner (July 5, 2017)
The Northville Township Firefighters Charity Fund raises funds annually to support local charities, including providing physicals to high school students. They also distribute their funds to regional organization. What is so impressive is that they raise funds in the community where they work and outside their working hours. They provide advanced life support to our residents and on the side raise funds to aide other less fortunate people. They are the consummate professionals and volunteers and represent the Northville Township Community with pride and hard work.
Community Mediation Services
Posted By: Judi Doan (July 5, 2017)
Community Mediation Services provides trained mediators in a neutral setting to assist people with a dispute to work toward an agreement using the facilitative mediation process. We cover the 10 counties in northeast lower Michigan. Every person in our area has the potential to be able to utilize our service at some point in time.
Mediation gives the parties the opportunity to speak directly with one another in a safe and confidential manner. Mediators are trained to listen attentively, ask questions to clarify issues, and to assist the parties in writing the agreement in their own words. The agreement is a legal and binding contract. The decision making power is with the parties at the table, not the mediators.
We are able to mediate most any type of disagreement from family matters, neighbor issues, landlord/tenant matters, estates, guardianship, special education services and the list grows.