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.
Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2018.
This summer we chose from 266 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.
Beyond Belief Senior Theatre
Posted By: Marilee Dechart (August 15, 2018)
To many seniors, the thought of regular exercise may seem daunting. Average adults over 65 remain
sedentary for two-thirds of their day, itís important to find a reason to get moving and prevent health complications. Beyond Belief Senior Theatre provides a fun way to stay active and have the chance to shine by performing in annual mainstage musical performances and in Senior Living Communities. Research shows that singing can boost your immune system and energy levels, helping both the performers and the audience. Our members pay yearly dues. Our directors are volunteers who provide this wonderful opportunity to seniors adults. They encourage any senior, regardless of age or ability, to perform with them and strongly believe in their motto: "If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing." They are Beyond Belief! Supporting them will have a great community impact.
Hillman Community Radio
Posted By: Thomas W. Edison (August 14, 2018)
For well over a year WXHR-LP, a low power (100w) has been broadcasting from studios located in downtown Hillman, Michigan. The WXHR signal reaches about 6 miles and serves the local rural community of about 1,500, with music, news, weather and community events. WXHR is an entirely volunteer community-centered initiative.
The most time-consuming element of station operation is installing daily programming content into the broadcast computer. CFCU Summer of Sharing support would be applied toward purchase, installation and application of Radio Spider II, a recently released software package. Radio Spider II is an auto-download software engine designed to add a high level of program content gathering and installation efficiency to radio operations. Application of this software will diminish a major consumer of volunteer time and effort that could then be applied to other project developmental demands. WXHR is administered by Hillman Community Radio, a 501-c-3, non-profit Corporation.
Posted By: Bill Heaton (August 13, 2018)
Livonia Cares is collaboration of Churches, City of Livonia, and Livonia and Clarenceville Public Schools.
The intent of the group is to assist in making Livonia a better place to live for all residents. The primary program is to raise funds to help those with the greatest need. The local Salvation Army office is the fiduciary for handling the funds received and to disburse them to persons they have determined have the needs - food, rent, utilities, mortgage arrears, etc. A good example of expenditures is that at today's meeting, $500 was appropriated toward the purchase of cots for Lighthoue Mission, who provides an overnight shelter for the homeless in winter months.
The address/phone number is for Linda Hollman's Church. Linda is the president of Livonia Cares.
Mittens for Detroit
Posted By: Wendy Shepherd (August 11, 2018)
Mittens for Detroit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collects, purchases and distributed new mittens and gloves for children and adults in need in Detroit, Michigan and other nearby underserved cities. Public collection occurs annually from 10/1 through 1/31.
Tens of thousands of donated pairs are processed by volunteers in The Big Sort, a series of team events where pairs are counted, sorted, and boxed up. The pairs are distributed by a network of about 100 schools, agencies, shelters, food pantries, veterans groups, and other organization that serve the homeless and transitional.
Since its founding in 2010, nearly one-quarter million pairs have been collected and distributed in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Dearborn.
The $1000 grant would be used to purchase pairs for kids in Grade 5-12, the size we receive the least of through the collections. The grant would purchase nearly 150 warm pairs.
Thank you for your consideration.
Van Buren Public Schools Education Foundation
Posted By: Tabitha Davenport (August 10, 2018)
The Van Buren Public School Education Foundation (VBPSEF) is an all-volunteer board that raises funds and provides grants to the Van Buren Public School District teachers and staff to enhance the learning experience and provide new learning opportunities for students in the district. All grants are reusable, sustainable, and intended to fund innovative projects. Enhancing education through the district i will not only have a positive impact on each studentís future, but will also impact our community and societiesí future for years to come by providing a diversely educated graduating population.