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.




Gerad Meteyer Foundation

Posted By: Brett Meteyer (August 18, 2017)
Every child should have a chance to go to camp, and each should get to feel normal for a week or two during summer vacation. To be held back by diabetes (or by lacking deep enough pockets) is to rob a child of a chance to swim, hike, fish, and maybe shoot an arrow at a target better than your new camp buddies can. The Gerad Meteyer Foundation gives economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity to learn to manage their disease, away from home and surrounded by peers and mentors. The Foundation lives on, after Geradís life ended a decade ago. Because of the continued efforts of the GMF, young diabetics are still able to shoot those arrows, but the target theyíre hitting now is better control over their disease. So, whether itís climbing, crafting, or kayaking at Lake Copneconic, letís help more children experience all summer vacation has to offer.

Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers Foundation

Posted By: Emily Bagwell (August 17, 2017)
The Kiwanis Club of Livonia Early Risers is part of Kiwanis International, whose mission is to serve the children of the world, one community at a time. The Livonia Club and our 501c(3) Foundation work to assist children in Livonia and the surrounding communities. Some of our club's annual projects in the community include food packagings where we package 25,000 meals in just a few hours, providing dictionaries to all third graders in Livonia, awarding $1,000 scholarships to 10+ graduating high school seniors, shoe drives for the less fortunate, awarding grants to the local PTSA, sponsoring local youth programs, and many more. Our main ways of fundraising are through our annual golf outing, selling cups of lemonade at the local carnival, and Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments. If awarded to us, our club would use this money to help do even more projects like these in the community.

Brush Creek Mill

Posted By: Carol Basney (August 17, 2017)
Brush Creek Mill has been an important part of the Hillman Community for 11 years. It thrives because of the hundreds of volunteer hours put in. One of the major missions of BCM is their children's program. Totally funded by our golf tournament "Teeing up for Kids", we have been able to give more than $30,000 to worthy youth activities impacting over 2200 children. To help publicize our programs and encourage even more participation, a digital sign would be an important addition to our Mill. Funds from your "Summer of Sharing" would help make this a reality.

Otsego County Historical Society

Posted By: Roseann Kujawa (August 15, 2017)
The Historical Society supports the Historical Museum for Otsego County. The Museum which depends on volunteers to keep it open does need money to take care of repairs and updates to our technology. It is a very special place where individuals can come to get photographs of how things use to be in the county. They can also see many well designed displays that give a picture of what once was Otsego County. We get many out of town and out of state visitors who give high praise for how well our history is displayed. The museum is a tresure for the community and the $1,000 would help us to continue to provide our citizens with information on where they live how we got their community came to be.

South Lyon Area Youth Assistance

Posted By: Doreen Brant (August 14, 2017)
South Lyon Area Youth Assistance (SLAYA) is a 501(c)(3) with the mission to strengthen youth and families  through community involvement. Our organization promotes emotional wellness through family education programs, skill building grants, after-school programming, a yearly youth recognition event, camp scholarships, a mentors program, and a summer enrichment program.  In addition to these programs, a Youth Assistance caseworker is available to work with families when problems first occur to assist them with skills toward a healthier family life.

Currently, we are in need of financial help for our Back To School Program that allows families in need, that attend South Lyon Community Schools, to shop for new school clothes and supplies. We currently have funds for 30 students but we still have 7 on the waitlist. SLAYAís goal is to get all children the supplies that they need to have a successful school year. Thank you! 

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