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.
Plymouth Community Band
Posted By: Vickie Krause (June 15, 2017)
Summer in Plymouth and the sounds of music fill the air. For the past 57 years the Plymouth Community Band has contributed to the music atmosphere that surrounds Kellogg Park with free concerts for the community's enjoyment on Thursday nights. The band, composed of approximately 80 volunteer musicians, performs weekly in Kellogg Park during June and July, the highlight being our annual patriotic program held around July 4. Our group relies on the generous contributions of community supporters to fund these concerts; costs include payment to the City of Plymouth for the use of the stage and DPW personnel, program printing, and contracting for a sound system. Your gift would assist us in paying for the sound system provided by afp. Please consider helping us continue the tradition of Thursday night summer concerts in Plymouth with your Summer of Sharing program.
One Last Treat
Posted By: Mary Herman Bourdage (June 15, 2017)
One Last Treat's mission is to pull senior animals from local shelters. The program within OLT called Vet Friend Till The End pairs these seniors up with military veterans. OLT then covers the medical expenses for life of the animal. The veteran provides love, safety and stability.
The benefit of the program is twofold. Many veterans have a deep rooted desire to continue to be of service after their military duty is completed. Often society does not ask anything of veterans as it is felt they have done so much already. This program allows veterans to continue to be of service and the overburdened shelter system is elevated of a less likely to be adopted members of it's population.
These funds will continue to help these two very deserving segments of society.
Atlanta Community Schools Athletic Dept.
Posted By: Jack Gebauer (June 15, 2017)
Atlanta Community Schools has many amazing young athletes that play a variety of sports offered by our athletic program. These athletes are hardworking, dedicated students. We are trying to keep sports alive for these students. This task is becoming more difficult as our small community is struggling financially. The family-owned businesses throughout town support our schools and athletics the best they can but they are also struggling to make ends meet. The athletic department is in desperate need of an AED. This equipment improvement will allow them to continue competing and enjoying their love of sports and provide a vital life saving device for an emergency situation. Your program is amazing and we are so thankful to be considered for your Summer of Sharing. Thank you, Community Financial, for supporting groups and organizations around our great state!
American Association of University Women Northville-Novi
Posted By: Susan Schanne (June 14, 2017)
Middle school girls are at great risk for failure, rejection, and loss of dreams. They often have no idea of the opportunities available to them because no one has ever told them all the great things they can accomplish. This award will allow AAUWNN to host 2 career path days for middle school girls in Northville and Novi. During these events, the young women meet and have lunch with female leaders in a variety of industries, allowing the young women to hear more about the variety of possibilities they have in the STEM fields. We also arrange for the young women to meet female business owners in the community who provide these young women with inspiration and guidance on how to achieve their goals. This award will help fund this event for our organization and community. Please help us support and inspire our female leaders of tomorrow. Thank you.
NPAAS-Northville Parents of African American Students
Posted By: Monifa Henry (June 14, 2017)
I nominate Northville Parents of African American Students(NPAAS). This group began in January 2017 and currently meets at Northville High School on Saturdays throughout the month. NPAAS is bringing awareness to new families that join Northville and support current community families attending the elementary, middle and high schools in Northville with tutoring and networking opportunities.
NPAAS recently held a Sunday Funday at the Northville Library with engaging speakers about the SAT/ACT mentorship and investment in our children as well as sharing how to be intentional with planning for the future and using their voices to extend themselves further in the community. The members look forward helping others, volunteering and inviting Northville members to their future events.