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.
Martin Luther King Jr Senior High Scool
Posted By: Kimberly N Fortune (June 30, 2017)
Please help out these wonderful kids! Everyone deserves the ability to play sports no matter their parents financial circumstances. This group of young men overcame the loss of their coach last year. They went on against all odds to win the State Championship.They all handled everything on and off the field with dignity and grace. Now they find themselves struggling to raise money for new uniforms and equipment. Please click link and support.
ALS of MI
Posted By: judi Fortuna (June 30, 2017)
I have been an employee of ALS of MI for over 15 years. We have been providing services to pALS (people with ALS) Lou Gehrig's disease and their families in the state of Michigan for 39 years. We are a non profit and provide all our services through donations and fundraising events All funds raised stay in the state to support to our families
It is such an honor to help families who are dealing with a terminal disease that has no treatment or cure and robs the pALS of their ability to walk, talk and eventually breathe. They have shown me the true meaning of courage.
$1,000 would help us to continue to fund all the programss we offer to our ALS community. They are such special people and continue to teach me the importance of living each day to the fullest.
East Middle School Maker Clubs
Posted By: Katherine Lester (June 30, 2017)
All students can benefit from being a part of a community or club; and students do not have to be athletes or scholars to be part of the East Middle School Maker Clubs Community! Library Media Specialist, Kathy Lester, sponsors these clubs at East MS school along with teacher Angela Hogan. Students have the opportunity to create, collaborate, communicate, and use critical thinking while tinkering with coding, robots, digital video, crafting, and more! The students did an amazing job sharing and teaching others at the club’s annual Maker Showcase evening this year. They love the club; however, the feedback from students is that the club needs more resources to allow more students to get involved in various activities. As educational funding is always tight, the club receives no funding from the school and would benefit greatly from a Summer of Sharing donation!
The Buster Foundation
Posted By: Sara Watros (June 30, 2017)
I adpoted my lovely Sammy from Buster. Every cent they get goes to the pups, that so many would turn their back on. $1000 could get food, toys, vet bills, surgery if a dog needs it. So much good could come from this!
Minds Matter Detroit
Posted By: Matt Martinez (June 29, 2017)
Minds Matter started in NYC in 1991 with a strong mission statement: Transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. In 2016, my brother, Patrick Martinez, started the 23rd chapter in Detroit. I am proud to work alongside him with our brilliant students. The program we offer contains three core components: Academics, mentoring (each student is paired with two mentors for the community) and summer program (twice, we send the students to an out of state program at a university). We are completely funded by individual and corporate donations. Our first group of students are going to summer programs at Columbia, Oxford, UCLA, Berkeley, USC, Northwestern and Georgetown. We are adding a second class at the beginning of next school year. This money would help with summer programs. Thank you. http://mindsmatterdetroit.org/