Summer of Sharing.org: 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.

 

 

Stories

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House

Posted By: Frank T. Pastula (June 11, 2017)
I am a Life Scout on the last part \of my 10-year scouting journey; in front of me is my Eagle Scout project. I have learned so much from the Jesuits at U of D (my school) that I decided my Eagle focus would be to give back to their community. I am working with the Jesuit Manresa Retreat House to build a meditation platform that overlooks a peaceful marshland. The platform will be used as a place for reflection for the people who participate in a retreat. My project has been approved by both the local Scouting committee and the larger district organization. The next part of my journey is fundraising, and I am exploring multiple ways to raise the money needed. The $1000 donation to Manresa in my projectís name would go a long way toward building a place that is worthy of the community. Thank you

Hillman Community Radio

Posted By: Thomas W. Edison (June 10, 2017)
For well over a year WXHR-LP, a low power (100w) has been broadcasting from studios located in downtown Hillman, Michigan. The WXHR signal reaches about 6 miles and serves the local rural community of about 1,500, with music, news, weather and community events. WXHR is an entirely volunteer community-centered initiative.
The most time-consuming element of station operation is installing daily programming content into the broadcast computer. CFCU Summer of Sharing support would be applied toward purchase, installation and application of Radio Spider II, a recently released software package. Radio Spider II is an auto-download software engine designed to add a high level of program content gathering and installation efficiency to radio operations. Application of this software will diminish a major consumer of volunteer time and effort that could then be applied to other project developmental demands. WXHR is administered by Hillman Community Radio, a 501-c-3, non-profit Corporation.

Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County

Posted By: Charisse D Nilles (June 8, 2017)
Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County (MGWWC) is a non-profit Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) associated volunteer organization dedicated to educating our local communities about gardening and horticulture using research-based information. We are here to come together to improve our Community, grow as individuals, learn from each other and have lots of FUN in the process!

The Master Gardener Program in Wayne County is one of the largest and most active in the state of Michigan. Master Gardeners are a positive force in Wayne County typically donating over 20,000 volunteer hours a year in wide variety of horticulture and natural resource projects - and have fun while improving our quality of life.

Our Core Values

- sharing our expertise through volunteer efforts
- horticultural education
- community beautification
- self-sustaining and environmentally-friendly gardening practices
- integrative pest management methods
- fun-loving and inclusive organization

Winning $1,000 would allow MGWWC to offer hands on learning experiences in our community.

New Hope Center for Grief Support in Northville

Posted By: Deborah L Damesworth (June 8, 2017)
When my husband of 36 years passed away suddenly almost 7 years ago,I thought my life was in limbo,I was in shock.A friend introduced me to this wonderful organization by attending an 8 week workshop with me.I was able to express what I was feeling with others who understood.Soon after the workshop, the friends I met there became my life as we helped each other along. We are still friends to this day and enjoy spending time together. Many of us help with fundraisers, facilitating new workshops,and talking to new grievers.This organization is needed to give the free support needed when a loved one is gone. Many don't know where to turn, but it takes money to run a non-profit business. Please consider helping New Hope go forward as they have moved to a new facility to be downtown.

Maybury State Farm

Posted By: Brianna Medley (June 8, 2017)
I have recently volunteered here. I think that they do a lot of hard work in making the farm a great place for educating our youth. Maybury is a working farm and it is great to see what "old day" farming looks like. They put in a lot of hard work to care for the crops and animals. They could do so much with $1000 dollars.

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