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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.




Church of the Holy Family Christian Service

Posted By: Adam Perry (June 13, 2018)
Church of the Holy Family Christian Service supports the local community with as many basic needs as possible. We service everyone in the community no matter their faith background. From assisting in paying off eviction and shut off notices, the Christian Service department supports over 300 families annually through financial services.

We also run the largest free clothes closet in our area and have over 1000 appointments annually, assisting clients with clothing, household and kitchen items, and kids toys and books.

We also are assisting local low income children with supplies this summer gearing up for school year in the fall! We hope to support at least 200 kids in the local community this year.

$1,000 can provide assistance for multiple clients in the community that are suffering through a tough time in their life or purchase hundreds of items to support local kids through our Back to School Program.

Oakland County Literacy

Posted By: Pat Woody (June 13, 2018)
I volunteer tutoring services for a variety of students - Iranian, Japanese and Venezuelan. This organization helps dozens of immigrants assimilate into the USA by teaching them the English language. They train several tutors every month and still have a long list of students waiting for a tutor. This non profit provides invaluable services for no cost to the students.

The Salem Promise

Posted By: Pat Curley (June 13, 2018)
The Salem Promise is a 501(c)(3) charity supporting college and trade school costs for graduating Salem Township high school students.

To help our youth get an education is great, but what good is it to the community if they move away? This year, the Promise will be focusing on "helping our Salem youth succeed." We believe it is important not only to help our kids get a college education, but to strive for an environment that causes them to want to stay here in Salem Township, in Michigan.

Educating our children doesn't help our community much if they move away. We must all do what we can so they want to return to live, work, and raise their families. If we can do that, then we can do a better job of electing our officials, and thereby create a better, stronger community for all of us.

Educational Excellence Foundation - SJ5K

Posted By: Thomas Halewicz (June 12, 2018)
The SJ5K is a local student-led event that was founded in 2011 to support Jesse Lindlbauer, a 16-year-old Canton High School student, whose life was turned upside down after suffering a near-fatal medical emergency. Jesse spent eleven weeks at Motts and defied all odds. “Super Jess” began a long road to recovery.

In response, local students, faculty and community members rallied together to help the Lindlbauer Family. A 5-kilometer benefit run called the SJ5K was coordinated at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP) to provide financial support and rally community support for Jesse. The event was a great success, and became an annual event, sponsoring different families each year battling their own medical crises.

A gift of $1,000 from CFCU's Summer of Sharing would kick-start fundraising for the 9th annual SJ5K set for 2019.

The power of community is the core of the SJ5K – No one fights alone!

The TEARS Foundation (Michigan)

Posted By: Laurie Carpenter (June 12, 2018)
The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a baby, by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. We also provide emotional support through support groups, peer companions, and trained community representatives. There are currently 22 chapters of TEARS in the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Belize, Uganda and Kenya.

I am blessed to have never suffered the loss of a child. The strength and perseverance of these families who have lost a precious baby inspires me to want to help others. Over 90% of every dollar we raise here in Michigan goes toward helping families; not one of our volunteers are paid. We believe that every baby's life deserves to be honored and memorialized in accordance with the grieving parents' wishes. Thank you for your consideration.

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