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

Gaylord Gators Swim Club Inc.

Posted By: Kelly Dobrzelewski (June 28, 2017)
The Gaylord Gators is an independent, non profit, competitive swim club in Otsego County. The purpose of the Gators is to encourage a life long love of the sport, while developing individual swim abilities, good sportsmanship, teamwork, self discipline and enthusiasm in competitive swimming. While advancing these skills in children of ages 5-18, this also instills self-confidence by setting and achieving individual goals and personal best times. This team offers the opportunity to build a comradarie between children of all ages, while also improving their health by building muscle strength and endurance in a low impact activity and promoting their all around fitness. This club is run by a volunteer board of volunteers who work very hard to keep the club growing and to offer this sport to any child in the community that would like to advance their capabilities in the water while being part of a team.

The CALL

Posted By: Brandy Fowler (June 28, 2017)
The CALL is a Christian organization that recruits, trains and supports foster and adoptive families. With over 5,000 children in foster care just in Arkansas alone, but only 1600 foster homes. The need for more foster homes ha become a crisis. They are a non profit and train families at no cost. The CALL is in the process of building a CALL home in Faulkner County to better meet the needs of our current foster families and children that are already in care. With this house we will be able to bathe children when they come into care as well as clothe and feed them while they are waiting to be placed in a foster home. This house is going to be possible with donations from our community.

Latin Fury Football Club

Posted By: Moises Ledesma (June 27, 2017)
Our organization has been promoting the health and well being of its adult members by providing avenues to exercise through sport participation. Our current efforts are focused in aiding children of low income families, engage in the sport of soccer for after school activities. We plan to provide training, games, tournaments, uniforms, equipment, transportation and cover supplemental nutritional needs. Our execution has slow down a little due to the loss of donations after the economic recession lived recently. Your support will provide the much needed means to accelerate our progress and provide healthy alternatives for children that may otherwise find entertainment in the dangerous streets. We offer our sincere gratitude for your review and consideration.

Plymouth Canton Alano club

Posted By: Rick. Talbot (June 27, 2017)
The Plymouth Canton Alano Club was formed to provide a location for recovering alcoholics to attend meetings, talks, education seminars, council ing and more. We average just short of 6000 meeting attendees per week and growing. We depend completely on donations by attendees, benefactors, fund raisers and volunteers. Growing rapidly, we needed more space and relocated to our present location. We now have more social activities, larger educational attendance and are are open 24 hrs a day during holidays with dinners, meetings and activities for folks who just need a place to be. No one is ever turned away. We are happy and honored to be considered for this donation and thank Community Financial for providing this opportunity to help non profits grow and become an important asset and contributor to their community.

Discovery Middle School Band

Posted By: Marc Whitlock (June 27, 2017)
With the economy the way it is in Michigan, we are finding that many students cannot afford to be in Band as the poverty level for Discovery and many schools has increased this year. With the combination of a diminishing economy and the price of instruments families are finding it more difficult to afford an instrument for band. I truly believe that this is a problem we can fix in the short term at least.

If we are selected as a CFCU winner, this $1000 will allow us to purchase and/or repair previously-owned instruments and put them into playing condition for students who wish to play an instrument. It will also allow less students the need to share an instrument.

We are so grateful for your consideration of our request and we thank you for your generosity to so many charitable organization!

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