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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

Back to School Bash

Posted By: Pam Bartow (June 20, 2017)
The Hillman United Methodist Church hosts their Back to School Bash each year. The church has been doing this for the past 4 years for our kids in our community. The church members donate items or cash for the school supplies, but we also accept donations from outside sources. We give away school supplies and hygiene products. We have hair stylists donate their time and give free hair cuts to the kids. We have games and a free lunch for everyone. Each child is given a bag to fill up with items they would need to get started for school. This is a great benefit for our kids and a great start for the school year.

Canton Chiefs Wrestling Booster Club

Posted By: Woneta Dehnke (June 19, 2017)
Canton Chiefs Wrestling Booster Club
Wrestling is a grueling sport which requires discipline, determination and dedication and with that comes hundreds of mat time practice hours, taking place during the school year as well as summer.
Our wrestlers have been practicing on mats that are very worn, torn and are in desperate need of refurbishing or purchasing new mats, which is extremely costly. This would also help with the constant battle of skin infections as well.
The school will not allocate funds to assist so our boys do fundraisers all spring and summer. Our wrestlers work very hard for every penny they earn and this “Summer of Sharing Program” would certainly help them in their quest. During wrestling season between academics and the intense practice/tournament schedule it’s unfair to ask them to do anything more.
Wrestling impacts their academic performance and their overall character in the community.

Samaritas Home & Community Center, Westland

Posted By: Bonnie Reyes (June 19, 2017)
The Samaritas Westland Home & Community Center provides temporary housing, food and counseling for families in need of a home. Up to 125 people may stay there at one time, with each family being kept together and having a locked room to keep their belongings and sleep in. Counselors provide help in searching for jobs, permanent housing and educational opportunities. There is a licensed daycare for little one and they receive 3 meals a day. Your $1000 donation would enable them to keep providing housing, food and other services to families in dire situations, often due to the loss of a job or medical emergency.

Otsego County Child Welfare Alliance

Posted By: Brandy Mcvannel (June 19, 2017)
Please help our small 501c3 nonprofit in Otsego to continue our mission of preventing child abuse and neglect. The money would help us continue our programs such as head lice removal kits, safe sleep packets, summer safety kits, home safety supplies, car seats, pack and plays (for safe sleep environment for infants) and education on all of the above programs as well. We work extrmelely hard to work with other agencies in our community to continue to protect and enhance the families in our community. We want to help members of our community to raise safe and healthy children. We are the only organization that offer all of these services and at no cost! Anyone can participate in any of the programs above no matter their income or demographics. Thank you for the opportunity to win a $1,000 to continue our mission!!

First Step Western Wayne County Project on Domestic Assault

Posted By: Diana Capanyola (June 19, 2017)
Since 1978, First Step has been helping survivors and families heal from the physical and psychological trauma which results from domestic violence and sexual assault.

Many of the survivors we serve every day are children. During their stay in our emergency shelter, children are given the opportunity to overcome the effects of witnessing violence in their home and the trauma of being physically or sexually abused themselves.

We understand the importance of recreational and purposeful play for the children in our care. If granted, we would use the $1,000 towards fun and healthy recreational children’s activities over the summer break and school holidays. Field trips to the zoo, local parks, and cultural events give the children and their parents something to look forward to during time with us. These types of activities help parents to build and rebuild the fun and supportive relationships that are often strained by violence.

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