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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.

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.




NEMCSA/Region 9 Area Agency on Aging

Posted By: Laurie Sauer (June 14, 2018)
Medicare and Medicaid are complicated programs to say the least, but there is a program that can help immensely. Through the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), trained volunteers and staff provide free personalized and high quality assistance to older adults and persons with disabilities through one-on-one education, counseling and problem solving so that they can make informed health benefit decisions. The trained counselors meet with beneficiaries at their homes, senior centers, libraries, and other community settings. Counselors also provide community presentations on Medicare benefits, how to choose a prescription plan, identifying and reporting fraud and abuse, etc. The $1,000 would be used to support these efforts with training, materials and mileage.

Kim Gall's 1st Grade Classroom

Posted By: Kim Gall (June 14, 2018)
My story starts with a move from a Kindergarten classroom to a much smaller classroom for 1st grade. Compared to other rooms in the building my new room is very small. My husband and I moved all the furniture out ourselves. There were 20 tables, 12 file cabinets, and a host of other things all piled up. I'd love to make it feel more like a welcoming classroom by buying colorful beanbag chairs for the children to sit in, a CD player to listen to stories on, aesthetically pleasing, colorful throw rugs for the floor, the carpet is unraveling in places, fabric to cover the bulletin boards, and valences for the large windows to cut the starkness of the sun coming in. I would love to get sheer panels to filter and soften the light that comes through. Thank you so much!

Miracle League of Plymouth

Posted By: Debra Madonna (June 14, 2018)
Miracle League of Plymouth (MLP) removes barriers that prevent children & adults with mental & physical special needs, allowing them to play baseball.

MLP provides Baseball Cards, Medals, Certificates, Easter Egg Hunt & Trick or Treating.Holiday Family Party, marching in the Fourth of July Parade, provides a concession stand, photographers at every game.

MLP in partnership with Kelly’s Kidz has added yoga & bowling in the winter.

MLP’s emphasis this year will focus Buddies, we cannot run our program without these amazing volunteers. MLP will hold a friendraising event for volunteers & MLP families this fall.

To insure out players is very costly. We will seeking out donors to off set this cost, as we do not want to pass these increases on to families. We strive to keep our registration fees stable. We have resources that assist players if the cost of registration is unattainable.

PBJ Outreach

Posted By: Marcia Valentine (June 14, 2018)
PBJ Outreach is a ministry to the homeless in Detroit, through the volunteers of members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth and other local groups/individuals. The mission is feeding and fellowship of the 250+ homeless who gather each Saturday - no matter what the weather - to await the PBJ folks who bring food, clothing and other essentials - on the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and Third Street in Detroit. PBJ Outreach has been doing this every Saturday for nearly 15 years, including Christmas and Thanksgiving. Each Saturday, bags of donated food (including fruit, bread & PB&J sandwiches) are provided. Once a month, a hot meal and clothing is also available. ALL donations go directly to the homeless. There is NO overhead or administrative fees. When the City of Detroit closed the warming center nearby, PBJ continued to serve the people. Your $1,000 donation would help!

Smith Girl Scouts

Posted By: Kelly O'Donnell (June 14, 2018)
Smith Girl Scouts, 112 girls at Smith Elementary School, would love to give their community (Smith School in Plymouth) two large sandboxes, to facilitate outdoor play and encourage girls (and boys!) to use their imaginations and get their hands dirty! Parents and girls will install the boxes. We will promote these additions to the Smith playground on social media and during the weekly broadcast phone call and email from Smith School! Thank you again!

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