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.
Otsego County Historical Society
Posted By: Jim Akans (June 21, 2017)
The Otsego County Historical Society is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their downtown museum this year. A focus of the theme is "History Matters" and it involves intensive research to collect additional detailed historical information about the county utilizing information from elders, organizations as well as addressing questions from younger individuals.
This is a major undertaking and this grant would be very beneficial in assisting with costs such as promoting the project and purchasing associated supplies (copies, mailings, etc).
The downtown museum is staffed by volunteers and has a mission of preserving, protecting and presenting Otsego County history. Admission to the museum is by donation, and it hosts approximately 2,000 visitors during the summer season.
The museum operates on a modest budget with revenue primarily from memberships. The Community Financial grant would be a great help for funding assistance for our History Matters project. Thank you!
Otsego County Historical Society Museum
Posted By: Sue Fuelling (June 21, 2017)
The Otsego County Historical Society is starting a new program this year that hopes to bring history alive for as many residents as possible. It is called "History Matters" and we plan to involve as many county residents as we can. Our county has a great history in lumbering, tourism, hunting, fishing and our own Claude Shannon who began the digital age with his work on the binary code. We have already had two history walks around Gaylord with a class meeting the following week at the university center. The $1,000 from Community Financial Credit Union would help us immensely with this venture. We hope to continue our venture in Johannesburg, Waters and Vanderbilt as well as all of Otsego County. Thank you!
TDC Dancin' Divas/Lungevity Foundation
Posted By: Jennifer Hazlegrove (June 21, 2017)
The TDC Dancin' Divas is a group of dancers from The Dance Connection in Canton, MI who raise funds for Lungevity Foundation on behalf of their beloved dance teacher, Mrs. Carol Jackson. Ms. Carol lost her battle with lung cancer in 2012, but her illness inspired her dancers to come together to support the Lungevity Foundation, a non-profit charity who funds lung cancer research and treatments to individuals affected by cancer.
Since 2010 this amazing group of young dancers has worked to raise over $70,000 for cancer research by coordinating raffles, movie nights and special events. This is all in honor of Ms. Carol and to help make a difference to someone else's life. The $1,000 would be used to kick start this year's largest fundraiser, their raffle baskets, as well as provide incentive rewards for the dancers who work throughout the year on this cause for Lungevity Foundation.
Michigan Vipassana Association
Posted By: Thirupu (June 20, 2017)
Michigan Vipassana Association is a non profit organization run solely on donations and volunteers. It helps many people to come out of their misery and lead a happy life through ancient Meditation method called Vipassana. At this present fast paced days with lot of stress going on everywhere mediation is important for everyone to lead a happy life. MVA has very little volunteers but serving 100s of people to deep clean their mind to be free from defilements. It is not a religious oriented meditation. people from All religions and races attend this course. It also serves kids from 8 years old. The Kids course help kids to concentrate on their studies, focus, attention etc..Thus, the spread of happiness is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism. This $1000 will help them to support some food expenses. Website: mi.us.dhamma.org.
Atlanta Community Schools - Special Education
Posted By: Valerie House (June 20, 2017)
The mission of the Atlanta Community Schools is to create an environment conducive to optimal learning which will prepare all of its students to function productively in a rapidly changing society.
One way we provide optimal learning is through our Special Education Program. Each student with a learning disability has an IEP (individualized education plan) which focuses their education on their abilities and provides accommodations for their disability.
Our students utilize chromebooks for every subject. Math and English are completed almost entirely online. Currently we have 4 chromebooks in the Junior High / High School Special Education Resource Room. An additional 4 chromebooks would allow each student access to the internet and their online work at the same time, rather than waiting until someone is finished with their assignment.
Receiving the $1000 grant to purchase 4 additional chromebooks will benefit all of the students in our program for many years. Thank you!