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.
Thorne Elementary PBIS Program
Posted By: Kim Metzger (June 19, 2017)
Help the Thorne PBIS program! PBIS is a positive behavior interventions and support system that encourages students to build character along with their learning. Their approach is to preteach and set the expectations for learning, so students can reach their highest potential. This donation would help promote the program through incentives, intervention materials, and school wide signage. You would be making an impact on the culture of classrooms and helping children achieve at the same time.
Human Services Exploration-Art
Posted By: Shelbi O'Brien (June 19, 2017)
Human Services Exploration(HSE) is a class offered at Plymouth Canton Educational Park(PCEP) for juniors and seniors who work with students at PCEP who are cognitively impaired and who range on the autism spectrum. It is a chance for these students to get involved with other students at PCEP and create art projects with them. But much more than just art is made, there are lifelong friendships. Friendships that don't just start and end inside the school building but continue out into the community. As a class HSE participated and had a table at the first annual relay for life at PCEP and sold suckers and raised over $2,000. One of my favorite parts of the class is the annual trip to Cedar Points with all the students in the class. We would use the $1,000 to get all the art supplies we need and for our Cedar Point trip.
Enough SAID/ Michigan Women's Foundation
Posted By: Sue Bellaire (June 19, 2017)
The Enough SAID project: A partnership for justice.
Enough SAID (Enough Sexual Assault in Detroit) is an independent collaboration between Michigan Women's Foundation, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and the Detroit Crime Commission.
The goal of this collaboration is to raise private sector funding to test more than 11,000 forgotten rape kits, investigate the crimes and prosecute the resulting cases, thus securing justice and closure for victims, and ensuring a safer community for everyone
100% of every dollar raised will go directly
to the testing, investigation and prosecution of these forgotten sexual assaults.
Atlanta Community Schools
Posted By: Heidi Villeneuve (June 19, 2017)
Atlanta Community Schools has many amazing students. These students are hardworking and dedicated. To help better prepare and challenge students, teachers must think outside the box due to budget constraints. This task is becoming more difficult as funds decrease across the board. Statistical data indicates Michigan lags behind national averages in literacy. Schools are no longer able to provide each individual student a copy of a book. An Elmo overhead would allow staff to project books and other curriculum material to students. This innovative thinking allows for student progress and cost savings. Thank you, Community Financial, for supporting groups and organizations around our great state!
Posted By: Marcia Valentine (June 18, 2017)
PBJ Outreach ministers to the homeless in Detroit and has been doing so for over 15 years. Every Saturday -- without fail -- volunteers distribute sandwiches, drinks and other donated foods (fruits,,vegetables, etc.) to the marginalized on the corner of MLK Blvd. & Third in Detroit. Once a month, a hot meal is served and clothes are distributed to the 250-plus disadvantaged folks who gather there each Saturday morning. They have come to depend on PBJ Outreach for food and basic necessities, which also includes toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc.), fruit and other available food items. This organization has no overhead, is run totally by dedicated volunteers and all donations go directly to those in need.