Summer of Sharing.org: what good could you do with $1000?
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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

St. Christine Christian Services

Posted By: Bob Hayes (June 12, 2017)
St. Christine's provides a number of services to the Brightmoor neighborhood in Detroit. We serve between 150-300 meals on Tuesdays and Saturdays and last year provided over 8000 bags of groceries from the pantry. We host a neighborhood garden and open our facilities regularly to host community groups including a warming center which is open 5 days per week. St. Christine's provides material and financial support to a very needy section of our community which includes providing transportation to appointments, donated furniture, clothing as well as assistance with rent and utilities.
This August we need to renovate a restroom at our community center to make it handicap accessible which many of our senior clients need. The $1000 would be used to support this essential project so we can continue to support this vital ministry. Thank you for your consideration!

Trinity House Theatre

Posted By: Bill Keith (June 12, 2017)
Trinity House Theatre exists to enrich and enliven Southeastern Michigan through brave, truthful and necessary works of art. The theatre was founded in 1981 as a venue for theatrical productions. The theatre's focus switched to music in 1999, and since then Trinity House has become one of the state's best listening rooms.

In the past year we hosted a tribute concert to blues singer Blind Willie Johnson that benefited Neighborhood Service Organization and their work with people in need in Detroit. We also provided a meeting space for the songwriting collective Songwriters Anonymous, as well as a local improv group. The theatre launched Fireside Storytelling Venture, a quarterly opportunity for people to develop their skills as storytellers.

Trinity House Theatre is based in Livonia, but the reach extends well beyond Southeast Michigan as we look for opportunities to support artists and provide an arts venue for residents.

88.1 The Park

Posted By: Bill Keith (June 12, 2017)
88.1 the Park has been the voice of the Plymouth-Canton community for 45 years. We've been serving our hometown while teaching our students skills they will use for a lifetime.

This past year we interviewed police and rights organizations to reinforce good relations between law enforcement and residents. We provided locally-focused election coverage that culminated in a student-led election night broadcast. We sponsored our high school football teamís skills camp for special needs children, and provided the musical soundtrack for a student-led charity run which raised a record amount of over $100,000 for families facing medical hardship.

Our students have seen the impact of their work on the lives of their friends and neighbors. Most importantly they've seen that impact bear fruit in their lives. We're more than a high-school station. We're a place where teaching students makes our community better, and we're proud to call Plymouth-Canton our home.

Canton Goodfellows

Posted By: Natalie Anderson-Theisen (Secretary) (June 12, 2017)
Each year, the Canton Goodfellows supply Christmas gifts for children in less fortunate Canton families, without regard to their family's religious preference. At a time when these parents cannot afford to purchase clothing and toys for their children, we provide those items (with assistance from our community donors). We also give the families gift cards for purchasing food during the holiday break from school. With the cost of food continually rising and the potential this year for cuts to the federal Food Stamps program, we would like to be able to increase the amount which we provide to the families. Our biggest expense is the purchasing of these gift cards. Last year, we provided our families with $25 per family and $25 per child. With your help, we could increase those figures this coming season. Just imagine all of those happy faces (and full bellies) on Christmas morning and beyond!

ChemoCare

Posted By: Elizabeth Yager (June 11, 2017)
ChemoCare is a newly founded nonprofit organization from Canton, Michigan working to spread hope and support to those battling cancer across the state!

ChemoCare teaches groups of all ages (schools, summer camps, church groups, and more) what cancer is and how it affects children their own age. ChemoCare then gives these groups an opportunity to help comfort and support those patients and their families in their fight against cancer. The groups hand create and decorate cotton covers for chemotherapy infusion bags. ChemoCare delivers these covers to hospitals along with playful activities for the patients and video messages of support from the creators of the covers.

$1,000 would help ChemoCare to involve more children in the community along with spreading comfort to more families battling cancer.e

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