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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

Plymouth Historical Museum

Posted By: Sherrie Brindley (June 14, 2017)
For all of 2017, the Plymouth Historical Museum is celebrating Plymouth's 150th anniversary.

Our mission is to preserve and share Plymouth's history with local families--with a special emphasis on school field trips. The museum hosts more than 1,000 children per year to learn about our community through presentations by retired school teachers. Our most popular curriculum based education programs are: the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln and the Plymouth Timeline.

Winning $1,000 would help us in the preservation of precious artifacts from Plymouth's past as well as fund the operation of the museum which receives no public funding.

Plymouth Community Arts Council

Posted By: Lisa Howard (June 14, 2017)
Since its inception 48 years ago,the mission of the Plymouth Community Arts Council has been to provide quality arts experiences for all members of the greater Plymouth Community. In January 2017, the PCAC began providing art outreach classes for seniors at Friendship Station Senior Center. Many have fixed incomes, so the fee for these classes was set low so that the cost did not discourage participation. The fee just covered basic materials, with the PCAC supplementing the program by paying for the instructor. The classes provide an important creative and social opportunity for adult artists and we would like to establish the program as a permanent offering. We have received inquiries from 3 local senior programs requesting low-cost art classes. With $1000 we could purchase supplies and provide an instructor for all of these Plymouth-Canton-Northville locations monthly during the next year.

City Mission Detroit

Posted By: Alvin Lockett (June 13, 2017)
Mission City created an A/V program to teach the young residents of the Brightmoor area a trade that is growing but unknown to the community. They have theater and movie trained professionals showing our young children sound, light, and stage design. They are teaching engineering and stage management skills along with production management and business skills.

Our young people who aren't backstage or in the recording studio learn the day to day of marketing an event, sales, renting a venue, accounting and other business aspects of the program. Students of this program also work with professionals in the industry to get real world experience.

Detroit is the second largest theater district in America we are still a prime movie set location and marketing firms use the skills these young techs have, so we are very proud of the work in Brightmoor by our kids in the city of Detroit.

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS

Posted By: Diane Letkemann (June 12, 2017)
I would like to nominate For the Love of Cats Animal Rescue for the Summer of Sharing Program. We are a 5013c Non Profit run 100% by Volunteers. We rescue many sick and injured cats and kittens off the streets that would of surely died without our help. This Kitten Season alone we have brought in 87 kittens and 40 cats. We are a small group but make a BIG difference in the Community rescuing cats. We have rescued many sick kittens that had Kitty Parvo and needed to be Hospitalized. We also took in a sick kitten that had such a bad infection his eye needed to be removed. Because of so many sick or injured cats and kittens this year we have a huge debt to our Vet. We would like to win the $1000 so that we can continue our work saving cats and kittens.

Canton Cheerleading Booster Club

Posted By: Jenna Fisher (June 12, 2017)
Hi, I'm Jenna Fisher a fourteen year old girl who is a soon to be freshman at Canton High School this upcoming fall. I am interested in starting the sport of cheerleading. The Canton Cheer Booster Club, is a program in our local high school in PCEP that supports the local cheer team. However, this program is a self-funded sport and is in need of a new equipment and gear. Using this money for our group will not only help us get new things, but also lower the price for everyone whenever there is a payment due. The cost of being apart of the team is $1500 for every girl. Not everyone gets a chance to have an opportunity if not enough money is raised, and this donation would be much appreciated. Supporting the Canton Cheer team is a great way of supporting our high school sport for girls.

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