Summer of 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.




Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society

Posted By: Submitted on behalf of Mike Platte (June 7, 2017)
The Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society (OWLS) has been around for over 20 years. This money would be used to purchase redwood trees for the Outdoor Environment Learning Site that is located behind our Gaylord Middle School. This site includes a large classroom, bird houses, different grasses, bushes and trees for community research and used for education purposes for our local students. Thank you!

Lewiston Family Ministry Food Pantry

Posted By: Janice Burtch (June 7, 2017)
We are the other food pantry in Lewiston. We are always seeking donations to add to our pantries, we purchase all types of food, fresh frozen, dairy, canned, etc. This donation will purchase additional food for our pantry. We are open every Wednesday and provide food on a first come first serve basis, based on income eligibility. We don't care where they live, we serve Montmorencey and surrounding counties.

This donation would change several lives, as we service approximately 35 families a week. Our program promotes healthy eating and community fellowship.

Thank you for your consideration.

Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society

Posted By: Shanna Hanley (June 7, 2017)
Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society is an all-volunteer, 501c3 organization dedicated to support environmental restoration and preservation efforts in Otsego County. This donation would specifically be used to plant multiple species of trees near an environmental learning center which is located behind the Gaylord Middle School. The intent is to have the trees available to study as part of the curriculum by kids in the local schools. This organization regularly supports student education for conservation and preservation projects.

Hillman Varsity Baseball

Posted By: Shanna Firman (June 7, 2017)
The amazing young athletes that play baseball in Hillman are hard working, dedicated students. We are trying to keep baseball alive in these young men's hearts. That task is becoming more difficult as our small community is struggling financially. The family-owned businesses throughout town support our schools and athletics the best they can but they are also just trying to make ends meet. The team is hoping to make some necessary field and equipment improvements so they can continue competing and enjoying their love of baseball. Your program is amazing and we are so thankful to be considered for your Summer of Sharing. Thank you, Community Financial, for supporting groups and organizations around our great state!

Plymouth High School Video Production

Posted By: Janet Sutherland (June 7, 2017)
Over 6,000 people at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park view our school announcements thrice weekly and an additional 80,000 people comprise the potential viewing audience for Park Pulse, a cable show about the sports, classes and events at our dynamic campus. The 60 advanced students who produce and record our programming have cameras and tripods, but would like to have more professional resources to expand not only our experiences but also the professional quality of our work. The specific items we seek to acquire are on-camera lighting,a track slider, shoulder rig and dolly. This past year our program received third place at The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference for the Daily Newscast category. We have also done work in the past for the American Cancer Society, Canton Township and other school district events. We hope you can help us learn with more professional tools.

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