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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.

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.




Boyne Falls Class of 2022

Posted By: Deanna Milks (June 13, 2018)
Boyne Falls class of 2022: Itís a tradition at Boyne Falls School for the seniors to earn an educational trip to Hawaii just prior to graduation. Our class is dedicated to working hard for the next 4 years to earn this trip. Many of our students have never had an opportunity to travel and learn from an experience such as this. Our main fundraiser is serving food at our class booth at the Boyne Falls Polish Festival. By participating in the Polish Festival each year during high school, our students develop a positive work ethic, learn about responsibility and goal setting. They are cleaning, helping with cooking, food preparation, and serving the community in which they live. At the start of freshman year, the class purchases a booth from the recent graduates. The booth costs $1000. The donation would give them a great start towards an educational and

Hillman Lions Club

Posted By: Jan Pankner (June 13, 2018)
The Lions club of Hillman is a 501(c)(3)organization.
They provide weekend backpacks to students who are identified by staff who are in need of meals for the weekend. The backpack contains 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 4 snacks. At this time, the Club is limited on the number of students it can provide backpacks for. This grant would allow the Lions Club to provide food to many more students who are in need at the elementary, middle school and high school.

Livonia Family YMCA

Posted By: Jan Dziurlikowski (June 13, 2018)
The Livonia Family YMCA offers families in all communities the opportunity to participate in our programs through our scholarship opportunities. Every dollar we raise creates a lasting impact on the people of the Western Wayne Community. It allows seniors to participate in programs to help their overall health and well-being. It allows families to take advantage of our healthy living programs and kids to have fun in our summer day camp. It allows them to form new friendships, strengthen their confidence and thrive at camp. We raise these funds to allow everyone, regardless of income,to participate in our enrichment programs.

S.O.U.L (Support Our Unique Learners)

Posted By: Sandra Gallagher (June 13, 2018)
We are SOUL, Support Our Unique Learners and our goal is to inspire every child to achieve their academic and social goals!

We gather resources from the educational community as well as special therapies such as Occupational, Physical and Speech to give each child the individual tools to maximize their success. Our organization is dedicated to helping families provide these things which come at such a high cost, with little insurance assistance in most cases.

Our aim is educational inclusion as well as individual evaluations to provide any and all necessary assistance to any child who needs it. We are a young organization, but determined to give our special learners every tool possible to help them achieve their success!

Otsego County Commission on Aging

Posted By: Dale Gehman (June 13, 2018)
The OCCOA is a social-services agency that helps area seniors with a wide range of services. Perhaps most critical is our Home-Delivered Meals (HDM) program. The HDM program benefits clients in several ways.
1. The clientsí nutritional plans help insure that they stay healthy while remaining at home.
2. The meals are an easy way to meet their nutritional needs, and it gives them something to look forward to each day.
3. Each client is visited multiple times/week by the delivery drivers, a smiling face who can check in on them.
The program is also a partnership between the OCCOA, Gaylord Area Schools (makes the meals), and Alpine LTT (delivers the meals), so program dollars remain in the community to help the economy. With $1,000, we can pay for the raw food, production, and delivery of two-days worth of deliveries, and approximately 120 people will benefit directly from your generosity.

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