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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

Lovells Township Historical Society

Posted By: Carol Britton (June 27, 2017)
While working as docent at the L.T.H.S. one room log school house museum I welcomed a couple and asked them if they had ever visited our small museum and was surprised to find out they not only had visited but had lived in the log building when it was at its original location. It happened that the Mr.'s mother had purchased the abandoned School house in 1940 and lived there with her two boys until her death in 1960. The young couple had spent their honeymoon at the school house in 1963. They most certainly must have been in love as it only had a path out back to the outhouse and a water supply from a pump outside the door. They went on to describe the log building as it was in 1963 and were happy to see it so well restored to its original beauty.

Lost Voices

Posted By: Nancy Becker JOHNSON (June 26, 2017)
Lost Voices has been saving lives, one song at a time, since 2007. Led by author and musician Mike Ball, Lost Voices is a group of Michigan folk and blues artists who bring creativity, self-respect and healing to incarcerated and at-risk youth through the power of music.

Lost Voices programs are designed for severely at-risk youth, ranging from youthful offenders to human trafficking victims, living in residential placement facilities. Our programs bring kids back from the edge, helping them to probe their feelings and tell their stories in songwriting and performing workshops.

Staff and therapists at every facility where we have worked have reported powerful healing results that assist them in their longer term work with the kids.

Learn more at our September 2017 public community concert at PARC in Plymouth, where Lost Voices artists will share the songs and stories of hurt and hope created by these kids.

The TEARS Foundation (Michigan)

Posted By: Laurie Carpenter (June 26, 2017)
I volunteer for the Michigan chapter of The TEARS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a baby, by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. TEARS also offers a Cribs for Kids program that provides a Graco Pack ‘n Play crib and “safe sleep” materials to low-income families to help reduce sleep-related deaths.

According to social services workers at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, they see an average of 220 infant deaths each year, with about half of those families struggling to find the money to pay for the burial of their precious babies. That's 110 families who need assistance just from one hospital in Michigan.

Your $1000 Summer of Sharing donation would help two grieving Michigan families. Thank you for considering my request.

Educational Excellence Foundation - P-CEP Robotics

Posted By: Nicole Merner (June 26, 2017)
I'm part of a highschool robotics team, and having this extra 1,000 dollars would greatly be appreciated from all 130 plus kids on the team. We are going to a important competition and the money would help each family pay for each trip we go on.

Educational Excellence Foundation - P-CEP Robotics

Posted By: Mallory Luttrell (June 25, 2017)
My brother played football in high school, but he knew that wasn't what he wanted to do professionally. Growing up, he was always building some contraption or other to keep me and my sisters out of his room. This kind of tinkering was where he found he had the most fun. When he discovered the school's robotics team, he knew this was the stuff he wanted to do! Within the robotics team he found new friendships and opportunities that would change him forever! This place, he loved. No one cared that he played football. They saw him as an equal. He even got another friend from the football team to join! The robotics team encouraged him to do what he liked best, and to pursue it. Thanks to robotics, he's going to college at one of the best engineering schools in the country, and I'm not too far behind.

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