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.




Children With Hair Loss

Posted By: Kristen Milanovich (June 23, 2017)
Children With Hair Loss provides human hair replacements, styling services & care kits at No Cost to children & young adults facing medically related hair loss. A custom human hair replacement & care kit can cost up to $5000. The goal of CWHL is to empower as many children as possible, by increasing their self-confidence & renewing their self-esteem, which are often lost with the loss of their hair. CWHL recipients are welcome to return yearly to receive a new human hair replacement until the age of 21. CWHL needs monetary donations as well as hair 8 inches or longer. Longer the better! Gray, color treated and highlighted hair are all excepted as long as it's healthy. The hair must be clean, dry & in ponytails or braids. Thank you for the community support!

BLOCK Youth and Teen Center

Posted By: Laura Mortimer (June 23, 2017)
A Super Bowl 50 ad inspired many to challenge what it means to "be a man." Formally a call to masculinity, it has become a challenge to show true courage in being a model man: strong in more ways than physically. Canton Leisure Services and The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center is dedicated to being part of this challenge. Fifteen young males in the Canton Community will learn what it means to lead and live as a #ModelMan during the 2017-2018 school year.

Be A #ModelMan is a youth leadership and empowerment initiative for young men ages 12 - 15. The program is designed to grow six core values in young men that develop respectful, responsible, and reliable young, male leaders. These core program values are integrity, empathy, compassion, inner strength, courage, and respect. Be A #ModelMan aims to meet the following program values through themed workshops.

Back To School Bash- Hillman UMC

Posted By: Lisa Kelley (June 22, 2017)
Almost 5 years ago the congregation of the Hillman United Methodist Church identified a need in our community. Parents needed help to send kids back to school. So our congregation set out to provide school supplies, hygiene products and back to school hair cuts for those in need. The first year we serve 39 kids, last year 139. We would like to expand out reach serving more children and also help teachers stock their class rooms. Your $1000 donation to back to school bash would help us do that.

Your donation would be a blessing to the kids and parents in the Hillman Michigan area.

Love Runs

Posted By: Karen Tharp (June 22, 2017)
A few years ago I learned about an ugly reality that I didn't even know existed in my own backyard, it's called Human Trafficking. I thought this stuff happened in big cities or other countries, but not in Plymouth-Canton. When I learned that Michigan is the second worst in our nation, I got involved. I joined Love Runs. Recently while passing out fliers of missing teens at local hotels in Canton, a missing teen was sighted and reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Love Runs was created by NorthRidge Church to assist with the prevention,rescue and restoration of human trafficking victims.Each person who joins Love Runs sets out to raise $1440. 1440 is the number of minutes in each day that a human trafficking victim is enslaved and the same number of minutes we are free.The gift of sharing would help us meet our goal to help victims.

Fair Michigan Foundation, Inc.

Posted By: M. Bradley Flynn (June 22, 2017)
The Fair Michigan Foundation is an organization dedicated to advocacy, education, and outreach regarding LGBTQ and men’s and women’s civil rights in the state of Michigan. Our Fair Michigan Justice Project investigates and prosecutes crimes against members of the LGBTQ community throughout Wayne County, especially those which are “cold” or those where victims and witnesses in the LGBTQ community members may be reluctant to come forward. The networking ability and outreach of Fair Michigan assists in reaching potential witnesses and resolving difficult cases.

Fair Michigan includes a former police chief and a former prosecutor who work with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors across the region to develop training programs on women’s and LGBTQ issues. We also work proactively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors on issues of domestic violence, criminal sexual conduct and victim services, including personal protection orders. We have built and sustained dialogue with these agencies.

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