Summer of what good could you do with $1000?
Community Financial Credit Union Summer of SharingWhySee

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.




Camp Casey

Posted By: Charlotte Bass (June 12, 2017)
We got an email from a family who has 2 children affected by cancer (leukemia and a neuroblastoma). Their mother told us that despite their illnesses she had her 2 boys, ages 10 and 6, make a list of activities they wanted to complete this summer. On the list were things like go on a camping trip, go to the zoo, and ride a horse. A child life specialist through a local hospital said, "I know someone who can help with that last one!!" The staff here at Camp Casey, strives to bring smiles and fun to these kiddos and their families for 1 day by bringing a horse right to their house and offering rides down their street! We are ecstatic that we are able to reach this family and help these boys cross something off of their summer wish list! Yee Haw!

Educational Excellence Foundation - P-CEP Robotics

Posted By: Joe Jagadics (June 12, 2017)
Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to develop STEM and business skills, and to instill the Lightning Robotics values of Student leadership, Teamwork, Resilience, Inspiration, Knowledge, and Engagement (STRIKE).

Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue, Inc.

Posted By: Lisa Hensley (June 12, 2017)
Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit rescue group. Experienced and dedicated volunteers donate their spare time to rescue, rehabilitate, foster, and re-home all breeds of homeless dogs at risk of being euthanized or sold to research from area and rural kill shelters. They do not own a formal shelter or kennel. All dogs that are taken in are safe from harm and moved to a foster home where they receive individual attention, medical care, and a place to regain their ability to bond with people, if needed. This allows them to really get to know each and every dog's unique personality, aiding them in finding the best possible home that fits their needs. Each dog will remain with Waggin' Tails until they are adopted into a permanent home. A $1000 dollars would help them out tremendously!

Northville Youth Assistance

Posted By: Sue Campbell (June 12, 2017)
Northville Youth Assistance has been helping kids in our community for almost 30 years. Northville is a wonderful place to live, but it's hard to be financially challenged when most of your friends aren't. That's why we provide summer camp scholarships for needy students. It gives these kids an opportunity to do something fun in the summer, just like their affluent friends. It also gets them away from their problems for awhile and lets them focus on their own personal growth. Your donation would allow us to provide camp scholarships for up to four students who would otherwise not be able to experience the magic of camp.

Northeast Michigan TNR, Inc

Posted By: Cynthia Strobel (June 12, 2017)
Northeast Michigan TNR Inc.
Our group is resident volunteers. Our focus is 1) Education & training residents why & how to safely Trap, Neuter & Return free roaming cat population in our community. 2) Assist & coordinate mass trapping of free roaming cats. 3) Work with local veterinarian clinics to obtain low-cost Vet fees.
In previous year’s downstate mobile veterinary clinics were asked to supply services. By working with local veterinarian clinics and locking in a local low-cost fee for these cats, we believe this is a win-win for community and Veterinary clinics which is available all year, allowing residents to continue to trap and fix cats.
All monies rewarded will go directly to cover the fee to alter cats in cases of unowned free roamers. TNR is a humane way to approach unwanted litters and will have a direct and positive impact on local animal shelters.

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